Bulamu Valued Partnerships
The Bulamu medical camp model relies on the support of many partner organizations, such as the Peace Corps and USAID. In Arua, Reproductive Health Uganda, working with the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI), screened 1,012 women for cervical cancer, of whom 5.5% tested positive. The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) administered HIV tests to 1,223 patients, with 4.3% testing positive. The Uganda Ministry of Health immunized 898 children. Meanwhile, the Bulamu staff delivered 22 babies and provided free “Maama Kits”, supplied by the Inner Wheel Club of Kampala, to dozens of expectant mothers. Our partner organizations use our concentrated patient base to accomplish their own missions for improving the welfare of Ugandans, a win-win for all.
Bulamu Announces Aggressive Growth Plan for 2018
Bulamu’s Board of Directors has approved an aggressive growth plan for 2018, scheduling six medical camps that will allow us to treat more than 60,000 patients, a 76% increase from the 34,000 patients treated in 2017. Attendance has grown from 2,338 per camp in 2016 to 10,277 in November 2017, indicating Uganda’s critical need for quality primary medical care in rural areas. Bulamu also plans to open a second women’s health clinic, patterned after our very successful joint venture with Mbarara University Hospital that screened 6,000 women for cervical cancer in 2017.
In December Bulamu announced the Jim Balassone $125,000 Memorial Challenge Fund sponsored anonymously by friends of the organization’s co-founder, who passed away suddenly in May 2017. The fund will match dollar-for-dollar all individual gifts made in 2018. The aggressive plan for expanded services means that, in addition to our valued individual donors, new funding sources will have to be developed from foundations and government programs. Thank you for your support!
To learn more or make a donation, please visit www.bulamuhealthcare.org/