Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) was founded in 1957 as a registered faith based Non-Governmental Organization under the Trustees Incorporation Act (CAP 165) as Registered Trustees of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau.
UPMB Brings together Protestant Churches in Uganda involved in Provision of Health Services. It serves as a link between Government/Development Partners and UPMB-Member Institutions and provides support to its members through capacity strengthening, coordination, lobbying and Advocacy, public relations and translation of government policies.
UPMB seeks to improve the health status of people living in Uganda, especially the marginalized and the poorest of the poor, in fulfillment of Christ healing Ministry. It’s Member Health Institutions are therefore predominantly located in the rural (underserved) areas.
UPMB plays a complimentary role to the Ministry of Health. It is estimated that approximately 50% of the total services in the country are provided by the Private not for profit sector and its member institutions significantly contributes to this.