The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union, UNMU was established and registered in 2003 to represent the nurses and midwives in Uganda. It is both a professional body as well as a labor organization. As a professional organization, UNMU focuses on ensuring that the profession is practiced at the highest possible standard. As a labor organization, UNMU spearheads efforts geared toward improving the socio-economic welfare of nurses and midwives in the country as a whole. The activities and the functions of UNMU are implemented in accordance with its constitution.
Objectives Of UNMU
To promote and maintain a high standard of Nursing and Midwifery in Uganda.
To bargain, lobby and negotiate for better terms and conditions of service for its members.
To promote unity and solidarity among members.
To establish and maintain mutual understanding between nurses,Midwives and their employers.
To safeguard the social and economic welfare of members.
To cooperate and network with other organizations.
To ensure that the ethical code of conduct is observed by nurses and midwives.
To serve as the authoritative voice for nurses and midwives in Uganda.
To provide advice to government and other stakeholders on all issues affecting nursing, midwifery and public health.
To purchase, lease, take on hire, exchange properties, land or effects, borrow, raise funds, invest monies, and receive gifts, which serve to expedite the interest of UNMU and its members.
To carry out such other lawful actions as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objectives of UNMU.