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Bulamu Healthcare Honored by Ugandan Government

Gerald Atwine receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Mr. Debele Peter, 
Resident District Commissioner of the District of Arua. Bulamu is receiving increasing recognition and media coverage for its humanitarian work in Uganda. January 10, 2018. In a ceremony at the Arua Camp on November 21, 2017, Mr. Debele Peter, Resident District Commissioner [...]

Bulamu Healthcare Honored by Ugandan Government 2018-01-13T17:17:09+00:00

Bulamu Healthcare Announces Jim Balassone Memorial Challenge Fund of $125,000

November 28, 2017. Bulamu Healthcare, a non-profit organization that provides primary medical care to the people of rural Uganda, announced today a $125,000 Challenge Fund in honor of its co-founder, Jim Balassone, who passed away in May 2017. The Fund will match dollar-for-dollar all donations made to Bulamu between now and December 31, 2018. The [...]

Bulamu Healthcare Announces Jim Balassone Memorial Challenge Fund of $125,000 2017-12-08T19:37:55+00:00

Bulamu Announces 2018 Medical Camp Schedule

November 8, 2017. Bulamu president program director Gerald Atwine announced today the schedule of weeklong medical camps planned for 2018. Bulamu will offer six camps, each two months apart, an increase from four camps in 2017. The camps are always scheduled from Monday-through-Friday, with the weekend before dedicated to staff orientation and equipment set-up and, and [...]

Bulamu Announces 2018 Medical Camp Schedule 2018-01-10T18:26:38+00:00

Jim Balassone, Bulamu Healthcare Co-Founder, Remembered

Remarks by Dick Chandler at the Memorial Service, September 23, 2017 September 23, 2017. Like many of you here today, I first met Jim about 55 years ago at Princeton, where we became good friends. I always enjoyed his positive, upbeat, and usually loud personality. After graduation, I could count on hearing from Jim every five [...]

Jim Balassone, Bulamu Healthcare Co-Founder, Remembered 2017-12-08T19:49:06+00:00

Bulamu Healthcare Co-Founder Jim Balassone, 1942-2017

June 8, 2017. We are sad to report that Bulamu co-founder Jim Balassone passed away on May 6 at age 75 after a short battle with a rare lung disease. Everyone on the Bulamu team, including donors who were long-time friends of Jim, will be feeling this loss as deeply as we are. Bulamu only exists [...]

Bulamu Healthcare Co-Founder Jim Balassone, 1942-2017 2017-12-08T19:53:25+00:00

Bulamu Opens Cancer Clinic in Partnership with Mbarara Hospital and Medical School

March 5, 2017. In January 2017 Bulamu partnered with Mbarara Regional Reference Hospital to open a walk-in cancer clinic using a two-room facility on the hospital campus. The joint venture was arranged thanks to Dr. Joseph Bottino, an American oncologist and Peace Corps volunteer who was providing training at the Mbarara medical school and hospital. The [...]

Bulamu Opens Cancer Clinic in Partnership with Mbarara Hospital and Medical School 2017-12-08T19:57:14+00:00

Genevieve Evenhouse Will Lead Bulamu Community Education Programs

December 5, 2016. Genevieve Evenhouse, a volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps Global Health Service in Uganda, has joined the Bulamu Advisory Council and will develop three new community education programs to be offered at future medical camps. The first workshop will explain the importance of basic hygiene for maintaining good health. The second workshop, designed [...]

Genevieve Evenhouse Will Lead Bulamu Community Education Programs 2017-12-08T20:01:50+00:00

Bulamu Signs Joint Venture with Mbarara University Hospital and Medical School

November 2, 2016. After four months of discussion, evaluation, and analysis, Bulamu Healthcare has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a joint venture with the government-operated Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) for the purpose of opening an outpatient cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment center at the hospital. Bulamu will provide much needed medical equipment for [...]

Bulamu Signs Joint Venture with Mbarara University Hospital and Medical School 2017-12-08T20:07:26+00:00