Over the past few months Jamie’s Fund has been deepening the connection with one of the main groups of faith-based hospitals in Uganda. The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) coordinates over 200 health facilities across the country from the tiny Health Centre 1, to Health Centre IV and on right up to hospitals, like Kisiizi, Bwindi and Kagando.
On a recent visit to Uganda (November, 2018) representatives of Jamie’s Fund visited the UPMB offices in Kampala and while there were invited to take part in the making of a video on Mental Health. This link will take you to this short 8-minute YouTube video, which we invite you to view.
UPMB have made a number of videos on different aspects of healthcare, but this is the first into the area of Mental Health. Other UPMB videos can also be found on YouTube.
In addition to working with UPMB, Jamie’s Fund is also seeking to build links with other non-government hospitals and health facilities. Some of these are faith-based institutions. Jamie’s Fund has also begun to develop connections with government hospitals and health centres both directly and also through the Ministry of Health itself. Most of these approaches are at an early stage, but we will publish more information as it becomes available.