The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union (UNMU) is an independent, non-partisan, nondiscriminatory and professional Labour Union, representing Nurses and Midwives in addressing the numerous socio-economic and career enhancement challenges that they face across the country.

Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union (UNMU) was formed and registered in August 2003 by the registrar of Trade Unions, Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development.


The UNMU’s philosophy is driven by the following core values:

  1. Unity: is our strength.
  2. Honesty: in our actions.
  3. Quality: in delivering our promises.
  4. Confidentiality: in our dealings.
  5. Learning: to sustain our quest for better.
  6. Team work: to mobilize professionals, support and respect each other.
  7. Innovativeness; shall use creative approaches in addressing clients’ needs

Main objectives of UNMU

  1. To serve as the authoritative voice for Nurses and Midwives in Uganda.
  2. To organize and recruit as members all the Nurses within the Nursing and Midwifery fraternity including workers whose nature of work is indirectly related to nursing and Midwifery both in public and private sector across Uganda.
  3. To promote and maintain a high standard of Nursing and Midwifery in Uganda
  4. To bargain, lobby and negotiate for better terms conditions of service for her members.
  5. To establish and promote a member-led Union and to carry out or implement decisions. Made by members in the spirit of unity, democracy, accountability and transparency and to promote fair representation in all the Unions structures for women and members of all grades. 6. To promote unity and solidarity among members