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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]