Who We Are

Our History

The Busoga Health Forum was established to ‘To mobilize the Abe ‘Busoga and well-wishers towards accelerating efforts to improve health and thriving in Busoga’. Individuals from Busoga are desirous to be formed into a body corporate to associate officially in a bid to promote good health and improve health outcomes in the Busoga region.

Busoga Health Forum (BHF) is an association of like-minded people and professionals stimulating community, Government and Partner actions for better Health of the people of Busoga. We are a national, not-for-profit voluntary membership-based organization headquartered in the heart of Busoga- Jinja city. BHF has chosen to build its strategy on human-centered interventions. The location of Busoga to lake and river water bodies, ambient climate and fertile soils, road and water access to other East African countries and markets all make it a seemingly perfect place for greater socio-economic development.

Unfortunately, despite the absence of war, socio-ethnic clashes, social disruptions, or natural disasters for the past six decades that would lend well to socio-economic stability leading to development, the region suffers from the most backward socio-economic indicators.

The Government of Uganda (GOU) response to health in Busoga through H/F, H/W, projects, public health, and private providers has suffered suboptimal success because of several factors:

  • Suboptimal coordination and management of the health sector
  • Inadequate governance and oversight over the district health system
  • Suboptimal regulation of the public and private sector
  • Very poor community engagement and involvement in creating their own health and linking to the formal health system.

The BHF vision of ‘A Healthy, Thriving Busogaand our mission ‘To rally Busoga professionals to use evidence to engage community, government and partner action for better health of children, youth, women and men in Busoga .’ take cognizance that addressing the health challenges in a sustainable manner will require a transformation of the socio-economic sector (education, health, food security, and livelihoods at a minimum). The BHF leadership and membership resolve to associate and work together as the Basoga professionals in partnership with the Government of Uganda, CSOs, philanthropists, communities themselves and the international community to create this vision. Download a our full organizational profile