The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) was established in 1957 by the Church of the Province of Uganda and the Seventh day Adventist Uganda Union (SDAUU) as a Charitable and Technical National umbrella organization, for Health Facilities affiliated to Protestant Churches in Uganda. As a Legal entity UPMB coordinates its Member health facilities (MHFs) and serves as a liaison between the MHFs and the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health and Partners/Donors.
UPMB is headquartered at its Secretariat which is governed and managed as a Corporate body by persons of impeccable Integrity who practice Good Corporate Governance through its Board of Trustees, Board of Directors and Board Technical Committees and an Executive Management Team headed by the Executive Director. Good corporate practices at UPMB may be confirmed through the recent recognition of ‘UPMB as Winner of the Inaugural Grant Thornton Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda (ICGU) Awards-Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) in Uganda year 2018’.
UPMB currently has a Network of 304 faith based private not for profit health facilities (including Hospitals, Health Facilities and 15 Health Training Institutions) spanning over five decades of experience in serving vulnerable communities in Uganda with a common goal of providing preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative affordable, good quality health care to Ugandans regardless of ethnicity and religious creed. Their presence is strong in rural areas reaching the most marginalized and vulnerable groups of society.
Accessibility to drugs and medical supplies for member Facilities is ensured through the Joint Medical Store (JMS), founded and owned jointly by Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) and Uganda Catholic Medical bureau (UCMB).
Message from Executive Director
On the website you will find information on developments, current programmes, activities, innovations and performance of the UPMB network. In this age of Information Technology, the website is valued as an important medium that enables us to be visible in the world at large and share information with our members, partners and other stakeholders. The website provides us an opportunity to be, transparent and accountable for our contribution towards achieving the goals and objectives of the health sector in Uganda.
The website is structured to provide easy access to information about UPMB and the Ugandan health sector through links to Ministry of Health. The website is updated weekly and more if necessary.
From its humble beginnings in 1957, UPMB has grown into an umbrella organization for 304 member health facilities from all over the country. Though the challenges are great, we have realized enormous achievements through the years. Both defeats and victories have built a formidable body of knowledge.
UPMB is now recognized as a significant healthcare provider in Uganda and seeks to reach the poorest of the Poor with Quality Health Care services. By its nature and ethos, UPMB strongly supports the achievement of universal and equitable access to healthcare services in Uganda. UPMB strives at all times to maintain the highest level of quality care to all who come to its doorsteps with Respect, Gender equality, Dignity, and Confidentiality without Discrimination.
A critical strategic issue at this point of our existence is that of sustainability. To help mitigate this issue, UPMB Board and Management have redoubled their efforts to direct the Bureau towards improved self-sustainability and efficient resource utilization.
With Special thanks we acknowledge all our donors, partners and well-wishers whose support has been very vital to our work.
It is my hope that you find our website not just exciting but informative as well. You are encouraged to send us your comments about the website to enable us improve and make it serve your needs better.
Thank you for visiting us.
Dr. Tonny Tumwesigye, MBCHB, Msc. PH