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About Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council

Vision

A reputable Council that protects society from abuse of Medical and Dental practice as well as research on human beings in order to effectively contribute to a healthy and productive population

Mission

To regulate and enforce standards of education and practice in Uganda so as to protect society from harmful effects of malpractice.

Mandate

To monitor and exercise general supervision and control over and maintenance of professional medical and dental education standards.

To promote the maintenance and enforcement of Professional Medical and Dental ethics.

To exercise general supervision of medical and dental practice at all levels.

To exercise disciplinary control over medical and dental Practitioners.

Core Values

Integrity:

Respect:

Professionalism:

Fairness:

Accountability:

Functions of the Council

The functions of the Council shall be:-

a)to monitor and exercise general supervision and control over and maintenance of professional medical and dental educational standards, including continuing education;
b)to promote the maintenance and enforcement of professional medical and dental ethics;
c)To exercise general supervision of medical and dental practice at all levels;
d)To exercise disciplinary control over medical and dental practitioners;
e)To protect society from abuse of medical and dental care and research on human beings;
f)To advise and make recommendations to the Government on matters relating to medical and dental professions;
g)To exercise any power and perform any duty authorized or required by the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Act or any other law;
h)To disseminate to the medical and dental practitioners and the public, ethics relating to doctor-patient rights and obligations;
i)For the purposes of discharging its functions under the Act, to perform any other function or act relating to medical or dental practice as the Minister may direct.

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