Our 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.



Gender Equality

Capacity Building

Innovation for health

Community Engagement

Maternal, New born and Child Health




Health Systems Strengthening

Research, Advocacy and Partnerships

Our Team

Rose Nakame
Rose NakameExecutive Director
Ryan Rohde
Ryan RohdeFundraising, Monitoring and Evaluation
Winnie Nakawesi
Winnie NakawesiKnowledge and Research
Frank Kiwanuka
Frank KiwanukaResearch
Kevin Akwero
Kevin AkweroCommunications

Our Board

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

Our Partners

medical students assoc
Client 4
un volunteers
nursing now
world vision
seed global health
aru storylab
african health account...

Let’s Connect

We are always happy to hear from you!
P.O. Box 37117, Kampala