Bulamu Healthcare’s Mission & 8 Basic Values
First and foremost, we believe that healthcare is a basic human right. Bulamu, in the Luganda language, means “the health and well-being of the entire person.” And that is what we focus on treating at every one of our weeklong medical camps in Uganda.
Our mission statement
We strive to improve the well-being of rural Ugandans by providing affordable access to primary healthcare and related services.
Bulamu’s 8 basic values
1. Healthcare is a human right
Operate with the underlying belief that access to professional healthcare is a basic human right.
2. Find and create local healthcare solutions in Uganda
Partner with local government to build in-country organizational strength in Uganda that can ultimately operate independently of foreign help.
3. Deliver operational excellence
Find the lowest-cost healthcare model for providing needed services and deliver them with continuously improving operational excellence.
4. Create a 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. Be 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 weeklong medical camp model in moving toward economic self-sufficiency while working effectively with local institutions.
7. Provide spiritual healthcare
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.