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Uganda - Apply for a license to engage in private practice as a Midwife

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Procedure[edit]

Apply In-Person

  1. To apply for a for a license to engage in private practice as a midwife, the applicant should visit the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council in Health department at the council offices with an application form in a prescribed manner specified by the Council.Find their website on the following link
    • The Act states that a registered or enrolled midwife who has served in a hospital or health unit for not less than five years may apply to the council for a license to engage in private practice as a midwife to undertake the care of women in relation to childbirth and of infants and to manage common health conditions in the community.
    • The Act provides that a registered nurse who has served in a hospital or health unit for not less than ten years may apply to the council for a license to engage in private practice to manage common health conditions in the community.
  2. Then after that, the applicant is required to collect and complete the prescribed application form , obtainable from the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council head office. The Council (Licensing Board) Regulations, shall prescribes form for the application for the license to engage in private practice as a midwife.
  3. Submit the completed form in all respect and all the relevant documents to the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council. Any omission of the supporting documents will render the application process incomplete.
  4. An application for a license shall be accompanied by a copy of the certificate of registration issued by the council.
  5. The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council Licensing board shall, within 7 days of receipt of an application, examine and prepare a detailed report in respect of the application.
  6. Pay a non- refundable License application fee of two hundred thousand (200,000) shillings to the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (Licensing) Board.
  7. The council may, if satisfied that the applicant possesses the necessary qualifications, authorize the registration and grant a license to the applicant practice his or her career.
  8. The license shall be subjected to terms and conditions as the health committee of the council deem fit. The midwife shall also be subjected to supervision and monitoring by the health committee of council.
  9. The duration of the license is for the calendar year in which it is granted, but it may be renewed subject to conditions that the council may determine for a period of one calendar year at a time
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Required Documents[edit]

Private General Nursing Clinic
The basic requirements are:-

  • A registered nurse who has served in a hospital or approved health unit for not less than ten years and has a current license to practice.
  • Provision of suitable equipped premises.

More detailed advice is contained in Ministry of Health Guidelines for Practice for Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (2002).
At Senior Nursing Officer – Administration
Submit requirements.

  • Application letter to the Registrar UNMC.
  • State the location and name of the proposed unit.
  • Describe your training.
  • Describe your current employment.
  • A brief CV.
  • Recommendation letter from employer.
  • Photocopies of professional certificates – show original.
  • Photocopy of latest renewal of professional license.
  • Inspection form – obtained from UNMC – completed and stamped by the DHOs office.
  • 2 passport size photographs.

Requirements for Private Midwifery Practice

  • Part VI of The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Act, 1996 addresses the issue to private general nursing practice.The basic requirements are:-
  • A registered or enrolled midwife who has served in a hospital or approved health unit for not less than five years and has a current license to practice.
  • Provision of suitable equipped premises.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council - Head Office,
Physicall address:Mukubira Zone, Kawempe Division,
Kampala, Uganda
P. O. Box 4046, Makarere Road,
Email: [email protected] | [email protected]
Website: Link

Eligibility[edit]

  • The applicant should a registered or enrolled midwife who has served in a hospital or approved health unit for not less than five years and has a current license to practice.

Fees[edit]

  • The License fees to engage in private practice as midwife USh.200,000

Validity[edit]

  • The license is valid for period of one year

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The Maximum processing time to engage in private practice as a midwife is 7 days

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Instructions[edit]

  • it is helpful if you know the date of birth, training school and place of work

Required Information[edit]

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • ID No
  • Current Postal Address
  • Mobile No
  • Current Email Address
  • Qualifications
  • Declaration

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Purpose of this document regulate the practice of midwives career in Uganda and to enable the applicant to engage in private practice to manage common health conditions in the community.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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