The government of Uganda has agreed to send 261 medical professionals to Trinidad & Tobago. According to an article in the Independent, Henry Oryem the State Minister for Foreign Affairs claimed this exercise is aimed at improving diplomatic ties between the two countries claimed. However this decision is being challenged in the High Court by a think tank called Institute of Public Policy Research which is seeking an injunction to prevent the government from sending the health workers on the grounds that it is unconstitutional because it poses a risk to the right of Ugandans to health care. In light of the fact that country’s health system is facing an acute shortage of health workers. Can the government of Uganda afford to send health workers abroad and still fulfill its duty of providing quality health care to all Ugandans?