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

  1. A Human Right: Operate with the underlying belief that access to professional healthcare is a basic human right.
  2. Local Solutions: Build in-country organizational strength in Africa that can ultimately operate independently of foreign help.
  3. Operational Excellence: Find the lowest-cost model for providing needed services and deliver them with continuously improving operational excellence.
  4. 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.
  5. Information Driven: Use information technology to collect needed patient data, track outcomes, facilitate follow-up care and prove the efficacy of our activities.
  6. Evolve Toward Sustainability: Leverage our week-long medical camp model in moving toward economic self-sufficiency while working effectively with local institutions.
  7. Spiritual Health: Provide faith-based counseling as a component in the process of acceptance, treatment, and recovery from disease.
  8. Do the Right Thing: Operate according to our Code of Conduct that stresses always doing the right thing, without compromise.

About one-third of our patients are children under 15 brought by their mothers.