Table 2

Employment characteristics of health-professional graduates from Mbarara University of Science and Technology

CharacteristicN (%)
Current employment type
 Government270 (34.6)
 NGO or private510 (65.4)
 HIV-related NGO383 (50.7)
Effort dedicated to HIV
 None119 (15.8)
 Less than 50%317 (42.2)
 At least 50%314 (42.0)
 Donor programme not HIV related169 (22.5)
Emigration status
 Currently in Uganda687 (87.9)
 Plan to leave country228 (33.2)
 Internship in Uganda694 (90.9)
  • Source: a 2010 survey of 796 graduates of Uganda's MUST since 1989.

  • MUST, Mbarara University of Science and Technology; NGO, non-governmental organisation.