Bulamu Healthcare International 2017 Annual Report
For the fiscal year ending July 31, 2017
FY 2017 Operating Highlights:
- Bulamu operated three week-long medical camps in different regions of Uganda.
- In a joint venture with Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, we opened a Bulamu walk-in cancer screening clinic in January 2017 that is now treating cancer patients.
The Bulamu Vision
Bulamu’s Dedication: “Bulamu,” in the local Luganda language, means the health and well-being of the entire person.
Our Mission (Reason for Being): To improve the well-being of rural Ugandans.
Our Charter (Field of Operations): Providing affordable, accessible primary healthcare and other needed services to the families of rural Uganda.
Bulamu’s Basic Values
- A Human Right: Operate with the underlying belief that access to professional healthcare is a basic human right.
- Local Solutions: Build in-country organizational strength in Africa that can ultimately operate independently of foreign help.
- Operational Excellence: Find the lowest-cost model for providing needed services and deliver them with continuously improving operational excellence.
- Culture of Caring: Create an organizational culture that puts the patient first, is consistently caring, turns no one in need away, and attracts dedicated employees and volunteers committed to our mission.
- Information Driven: Use information technology to collect needed patient data, track outcomes, facilitate follow-up care and prove the efficacy of our activities.
- Evolve Toward Sustainability: Leverage our start-up medical camp model in moving toward economic sustainability that is independent of private donor contributions and works effectively with local government institutions.
- Spiritual Health: Provide faith-based counseling as a component in the process of acceptance, treatment, and recovery from disease.
- Do the Right Thing: Operate according to our Code of Ethics that stresses always doing the right thing, without compromise.
Bulamu Health Care International
Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Summary
- Donations increased 191% to $141,337, with expenses well controlled.
- We ended year with $75,748 in funds available for medical camps and clinic operations.
Bulamu’s Eight Strategic Pillars for Accomplishing Our Mission
- Facilitator Role: Combine Western organizational skills, funding sources and medical technology with dedicated Ugandan healthcare professionals to provide a superior level of primary medical care at reasonable cost.
- Bulamu Identity: Build Bulamu’s identity and brand as a Ugandan organization that provides affordable, high quality medical services to the people of Uganda.
- Product Platform: Develop and refine the weeklong medical camp as our initial service delivery model, using paid, temporary Uganda professionals in combination with foreign volunteers to provide a superior level of care to 5000+ patients over 5 days at a cost of under $5 per patient.
- Partner Organizations: Partner with existing hospitals, clinics, NGOs, and other organizations with established infrastructure to build on the medical camp platform and Bulamu brand.
- Community Networking: Embed ourselves in the communities we serve and network with the local social, civil, and governmental institutions to develop a more comprehensive and enduring approach to the major health challenges.
- Organic Growth: Grow organically by steadily increasing the number of camps and regions served, increasing the frequency in each region while establishing joint venture relationships with regional government hospitals.
- Continuity of Care: Extend our range of services to provide continuity of care between camps with new mechanisms such as mobile clinics, outreach practitioners, smartphone follow-up, or affiliate organizations.
- Economic Sustainability: Evolve from dependence on individual donations to a diverse revenue model that adds in fee-for-service, larger family foundations, public foundations, government contracts, joint ventures, and partnerships with other organizations with similar missions.