About Us

who we are

Promotive, Preventive, Curative and Rehabilitative health care providers

Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) is the coordinating body for the Protestant Health Services in Uganda. UPMB is a network of 311 faith-based health institutions in Uganda. Founded in 1957 to serve as a liaison between the Government of Uganda, donors and member hospitals, UPMB now serves as a National umbrella organization with a wider mandate and membership from all over the country. UPMB members provide promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care to Ugandan people regardless of ethnicity, religious creed, gender and socio-economic status. Approximately 80% of the member institutions are located in rural and poor communities. Like other private non-for-profit health service providers, these units represent an important social asset for the communities in which they are located as they have grown out of initiatives of congregations to address a self determined or identified need. UPMB works with the jointly owned Joint Medical Stores (J.M.S) to increase accessibility to drugs and medical supplies for member units. The UPMB secretariat is located on Plot 728 Namirembe, UPMB Close (off Balintuma road), Mengo in Kampala. The secretariat houses, in addition to its offices, an optical unit.

Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

To Empower Member Health Facilities To Provide Sustainable Quality Services For the Glory Of God

Our Vision

Preferred Christian Health Care Partner For Sustainable Services

Our Values

Christ Centeredness



Service Quality


4 Pillars of our Strategic Plan


what we do

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Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) being an umbrella organization for the Protestant Member Health Facilities (MHFs), UPMB is focusing on four (4) Strategic Areas. These will include:

Institutional Capacity Development

This strategic area focuses on the Secretariat and MHFs including Health Training Institutions (HTIs). The area addresses four key components including; Human Resources for Health, Staffing at the Secretariat, Governance and Management capacity for MHFs and UPMB Secretariat.

Support to Health Service Delivery

The focus of this strategic area is to ensure patient safety and offer quality health services in the UPMB MHFs using a systems’ approach. UPMB will focus on the increasing disease burden requiring health promotion and prevention interventions at community level as well as disease management strategies within health care systems.

Patient Safety and Quality Health Services

This strategic area will focus on quality within the MHFs and at the UPMB Secretariat. The MHFs component will concentrate on quality assurance for health service delivery including; adherence to standards, strengthening promotion of patient safety and provision of guidelines and functional CQI Teams.

Advocacy, Research and Networking

As an initiative within the health sector, advocacy is usually designed to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions.

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