Bulamu Healthcare’s Uganda Management Team
Mackay William Masereka, Vice President and Uganda Program Director
Mackay directs all Uganda program activities, including the Bulamu Supercamps, Angel, Follow-up , and HCE programs, while also supervising the headquarters staff. He has overall budget responsibility for Uganda operations, with the goal of organizing local community resources to deliver high quality services on a cost-effective basis. He is our interface with stakeholders in each local district and with MOH officials and MPs at the national level.
Mackay joined Bulamu in 2017 after 19 years of experience in program management with a several well-established NGOs that provide hospice, HIV/AIDS care, and other healthcare services in Uganda. He began as a program officer and moved through increasingly responsible program management positions with: Hospice Africa, Uganda; Family Health International; ICEA; and ActionAid International, Uganda. Mackay earned a BA in Social Sciences from Makerere University and an MA in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, following a diploma in secondary school education.
Esther Kabugho, Director of Administration
Esther is responsible for human resources, accounting, financial reporting, and administrative policies at Bulamu. At the Supercamps, she handles recruitment and payroll for 250+ temporary staff members. Her organizational objective is to develop a motivational, employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, goal attainment, and personal development. This culture of productivity and caring must also be spread to our camp staffs and the patients they treat.
Before joining Bulamu in 2017, Esther had 18 years of experience as a researcher, trainer, grant writer, administrative manager, and program officer with NGOs and local government. Most recently, she spent six years as Program Director for Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE) in Kasese-Uganda. Before that, she was Program Manager for the Agency for Capacity Building (ACB), after earlier positions with other community development organizations. Esther holds an BA in Sociology and an MA in Human Rights from Makerere University in Kampala.
Joseph Bisaso, Field Operations Manager
Joseph supports the Program Director in the planning, organizing, and execution of Bulamu Supercamps, including coordinating all operations necessary for treating 2,500 patients a day. He works closely with our local district government partners on staff recruiting, advertising, security, facilities, transportation and local procurement. He joined Bulamu in 2017 as a part-time driver at medical camps and was then recruited to coordinate camp operations before being promoted to his present manager position.
Previously, Joseph had 6 years’ experience in community mobilization and project implementation with several NGOs, including COWE-UGANDA, which supports orphans, widows and the elderly, and Compassion International, which focuses on vulnerable children. Joseph holds a Master Craft Certificate in Building Technology acquired from the Directorate of Industrial Training, Lugogo and is currently pursuing a Diploma course in Social Work and Social Administration at Nsamizi Training Institute for Social Development.
Victor Walugembe, IT Operations Manager
Victor is in charge of all patient data collection and data entry at Bulamu Supercamps and also builds the necessary IT infrastructure for camp operations. He provides office IT support and staff training at our Kampala HQ office and has similar responsibilities during HCE Program installations at MOH hospitals and health centers. Before joining Bulamu, he worked for four years in various IT positions with established Ugandan companies.
Victor holds a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Makerere University in Kampala.
William Masereka Wasanand, Angel Program Manager
William coordinates all aspects of the Bulamu Angel Program for patients with more serious conditions who need referral to acute care hospitals. This requires arranging for diagnostic tests, imaging, admission, transportation, family upkeep, cost sharing, and return home. Before joining Bulamu, William had 15 years’ experience in nursing and nurse leadership positions. He served as Infection Prevention and Control Officer and Incharge for the Theater Nursing Staff at Nakasero Hospital. He also supervised nursing staffs in the orthopedic and spine theaters at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala and as team leader for Uganda Blood Transfusion Services.
William holds a Diploma in Nursing from Mulago Nursing School, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Aga Khan University, and a certificate in medical student preceptorship from Military Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.