Our Profile

Lugei Foundation (LF) is a National Not for profit (charity) organization registered in The Republic of Uganda. The foundation was established by young healthcare professionals who are passionate about touching and improving lives of vulnerable populations using locally available, adaptive and simple technology to provide solutions to the everyday health and development needs of our communities.

Our Story

LF evolved from the need to share knowledge, resources, expertise and experiences to solve the immediate health and community development needs of our communities. The immediate Lugei Family and some fellow healthcare professionals who had same passion and shared the same dream started to provide free health education, nutrition counseling, and later sub-subsidized clinical care at Lugei Health Centre in 2012. Initially these activities were purely done as summer activities and during vacation; however, the free medical outreaches, health education and trainings were sustained and later grew in to some of the current projects.

We put one brick at a time and encourage all those who share our passion and dream to do the same towards our Life Changing Interventions. Our initial activities and later project design are built on a solid foundation of empowering communities to use locally available resources to provide lasting solutions to the everyday health and development needs of our communities and take full control of their lives. We do acknowledge that health of the population is influenced by a number of determinants and therefore the need to address them holistically. Currently we work in Kampala, and the West Nile Region, and will expand to other regions of Uganda in the near future. We shall soon be expanding to Wakiso, Mukono and Kamuli.


Our Mission

Improve lives of marginalized and vulnerable populations through integrated and community driven solutions based on scientific evidence, innovation, creativity and multidisciplinary partnerships in a compassionate environment. We link service providers, healthcare consumers, and key stakeholders such as Government and civil societies to improve access and quality of social services and development efforts through training, education, research and advocacy, in the long run building capacity of individuals and communities to promote their own wellbeing.

Our Core Values

  • Humanity built on love, kindness, and social intelligence
  • Accountability for our work and for what we say we will do
  • Mutual Respect for diversity, individual & cultural differences
  • Passion driven by the inner self to make and provide healthcare with a difference
  • Commitment to Excellence assured by the highest ethical, quality and standards
  • Team Work among ourselves, across disciplines and with our partners

Our Culture

Valuing Time, Excellency, Performance, Responsibility, Embracing Diversity, Collaboration & Partnerships, Learning and Use of Evidence to inform decisions.

Our Vision

A future in which the health of vulnerable population and their livelihoods are improved.

Our Approach

We embrace an Integrated Model of service delivery through the Community Oriented Primary Health Care (COPC) model. LF uses the Community Oriented Primary Care model to roll out its community health and development interventions. The rational for this approach is that the COPC model promotes use of evidence derived from health data, surveys and statistics for programming. It involves needs identification and priority setting, measuring changes made in terms of outcome, and monitoring the impact of the interventions. Importantly, communities must participate in each step of the interventions including service delivery and utilisation of the health care services created.

As part of its Health Systems Strengthening interventions, LF promotes building of a strong interface between the community and health facilities. Building strong partnerships with the Local Government and Ministry; And with Ministry of Health at the National level & other line Ministries in order to promote multi-sectoral collaboration in the delivery of health services. We build partnerships and collaborate with other Non-Governmental and Civil Society Organisations, Faith Based Organisations Research Institutions and Universities. Currently we are partnering with International Health Sciences University www.ihsu.ac.ug in the Hepatitis B & C Campaign in Koboko District. We also partnering with Rose’s Journey, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advocacy of children and families affected by domestic violence, including women who are affected due to domestic violence have a place to go while on the journey of healing.

The Founder Dr. Rose Clarke Nanyonga donated some sewing machines that vulnerable women in Koboko Municipality are learning how to saw in order to earn a living. She is eager to continuing empowering and supporting the women with competencies and skills such as making of crafts that can later be sold by the women to earn some income. We also partner with Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU) www.phauganda.com on the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Intervention.


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Ms.Nimwesiga Christine

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