IMG – Doing Business as a Means of Development

Suubi Trust continues to support the work of International Medical Foundation, IMF.

IMF, one of four companies within International Medical Group, is the group’s NGO (registered charity) providing a wide range of charitable health services to the poor ranging from community based health education, preventative services including family planning and ART, TB diagnosis and treatment, complex medical and surgical procedures and oncology. IMF receives funding from a variety of sources including international donors, businesses in Uganda and UK, individual supporters from around the world, Suubi Trust and from International Hospital Kampala, IHK, its largest donor.

IHK, is the largest private health service provider in Uganda and has gained an enviable reputation for the safety and high quality of the care provided. This is reflected, for example, in its successful performance of 29 open heart surgeries in the last 3 years and the specialist trauma and intensive care provided to the victims of last year’s bombings in Kampala.

IAA Healthcare is Uganda’s leading provider of pre-paid health schemes, with 40,000 members being served in IHK and at 9 health centres across the country.

International Health Sciences University, IHSU, is now in its third academic year with 600 students of nursing, health management and public health.

IMG is one of Uganda’s larger employers, with more than 750 staff. It generates income from its pre-paid members and those patients paying cash for service. IMG is not government or donor funded and as such is an excellent model of private business as a means of development.

You can read more about IMG here.

About Kevin Duffy

Interim Management and Consulting - Global Healthcare Development. Kevin has over ten years of senior management experience in the delivery of healthcare services in Africa and South Asia. His current focus is on the strategic development of policy, guidance, and tools to help healthcare organisations achieve sustainable impact – balancing the need to become financially sustainable, with the mission of ensuring equitable access to affordable healthcare services.
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