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About Remi East Africa

Founder's Story

Rose Mary Nakame had to battle a benign brain tumor at an early age.  This in the context of a low socio-economic background which meant poor access to better diagnostic and treatment care options as well as growing up in a community that valued boys more than girl-children.
She believes that her story is similar to that of so many girls and women who make up half of the country’s population and 67% of Ugandans living in poverty. This has inspired her career and academic paths to work towards increasing access to quality healthcare and empowering girls and women from impoverished families.  In November 2015, Rose founded REMI East Africa whose professional development talks, leadership and financial literacy trainings have so far, reached 550 female nursing students and 10 female health workers in rural areas of Jinja and Hoima, Uganda.  In a recent outreach, one participant explained why REMI was important:
 “I had hated clinical work because of the way health workers behave; being too harsh and non-supportive yet we need them to help us better serve the patients. Now, I understand that whatever problem I find in this profession is my opportunity to create a difference.”
These words comfort Rose in hard times and energize her to create the change that we all want to see.
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WHY REMI East Africa?

Eighty four percent (84%) of Ugandans live in rural areas with 67% of the population living in poverty.  Majority of these populations lack access to quality health care stemming from a number of issues such as: lack of adequate investment in rural health systems, health workers shunning away from remote areas due to low pay, Lack of incentives to retain health workers as well as poor working conditions. REMI East Africa exists to increase access to quality healthcare for the most impoverished families with the rural and urban poor setting.

Vision

A world where everyone can access quality healthcare irrespective of their socioeconomic status or location.

Mission

To increase access to quality healthcare for the most impoverished families; rural and urban poor by building a pool of quality healthcare workers, advocacy, health promotion, support innovation, empower women and girls and engage the community to avail them the healthcare they deserve.

Our Team

Executive Team

Rose Nakama
Rose NakamaExecutive Director rose@remieastafrica.org
Winnie Nakawesi
Winnie NakawesiKnowledge and Research managerrose@remieastafrica.org

Board Members

Humphrey Anjoga
Humphrey AnjogaChair of the Board
Dr. Rose Nanyonga Clarke
Dr. Rose Nanyonga ClarkeAdvisor
Mujjabi Mukasa
Mujjabi MukasaBoard Member
Tenywa Richard
Tenywa RichardBoard Member
Keneth Kimutai Sawe
Keneth Kimutai SaweAdvisor

Our Partners

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