UMA is a national professional Association with the membership exclusively drawn from duly registered medical practitioners.  It was founded in 1964 as a branch of the British Medical Association to cater for interests of medical doctors.




The objects for which the Association is established are:

(1) Promoting the medical and allied sciences.

(2) Promoting and maintain the honour and interests of the Medical Profession and the Society in


(3) Promoting and maintain a high standard of professional ethics among members of the Medical


(4) Doing such lawful things as may be incidental or conducive to the promotion or carrying out of

the foregoing objects or any of them.

The Association promotes the highest possible standards of medical ethics and provides ethical guidance to doctors. We also  promote and defend the basic rights of doctors, helping doctors to continuously improve their knowledge and skills as well as  providing guidance on patient safety. Other areas include public health policy development and advocacy for doctors and patients’ rights.

Current activities:

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on Ethics and Professionalism and various other health care issues
  • Drug policy formulation and advocacy
  • Public advocacy for quality health and health care
  • Negotiation for improved welfare of doctors
  • Monitoring ethical and professional standards of doctors in Uganda
  • Promoting social-economic transformation (UMA SACCO)
  • One Health activities – public awareness, advocacy and training.


All the people in Uganda have access to quality health and health care


To provide programs that support the social welfare and professional interests of medical doctors in Uganda

Core Values

Team work, Integrity, Gender sensitivity, Democracy, Transparency and Accountability