Pius Health Clinic In Uganda Needs Your Help


My wife Immy Rose and I are happy to announce that Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity, Ltd. was recently approved for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the US Internal Revenue Service!

PHCUC is a public charity we started to help support Pius Health Clinic, a not-for-profit health clinic in rural eastern Uganda.

We invite you to join us in financially supporting this charitable effort to bring not-for-profit medical care and health maintenance services to people who have the greatest need.

Pius Health Clinic began fully operating on January 1, 2021. Here is a link to the clinic's website where you can find pictures and a description of the clinic and how we got it up and running:

If you have the MS PowerPoint app, you can view a brief narrated slide presentation about the clinic that includes a short video here:

Immy Rose and I are the sole administrators of the charity and operate it out of our home. We therefore are the only volunteer staff and have no overhead. This means 100% of your charitable contributions will go directly to supporting the clinic. We provide a quarterly clinic budget and medical operations report and an annual report to all contributors.

Immy Rose and I have so far provided the clinic staff salaries out of our personal finances. So far, contributions for purchasing medicines and supplies for the clinic have come from a few caring, generous friends. Each contribution has ranged from $20-$50 per month or from $200-$500 per year.

Any amount you are able to give will be appreciated and make a big difference in people's lives whose health care needs are greatest.


All charitable contribution payments should be made using the world’s most secure online fundraising platform, GoFundMe. Click on this link:

Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity, Ltd.

GoFundMe accepts most major credit cards – Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the clinic or the charity that supports it.

Become a member of Pius Health Clinic Team by making a financial contribution today!

Thank you!

Jim & Immy Rose Namutosi Lassiter
Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity, L

Migration Anthropology Consultants (MAC), LLC

Human Migration & Refugee Studies
Cross-Cultural Training
Workplace Culture Analysis

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Migration Anthropology Consultants (MAC), LLC provides expert international and domestic consultancy and training services to governmental and international agencies, non-governmental organizations and voluntary agencies, and corporations and businesses.

The multidisciplinary, holistic, participant observation methods of anthropology are applied to human migration, refugee populations, and business and organization workplace analysis.  Behavioral scientific rigor and humanism are essential to this approach.

Training programs are also provided on cross-cultural communication and other skills necessary for living and working in multi-cultural, international settings.

A detailed description of MAC
's services, leadership and current projects can be found on the following pages:

Migration Studies
Refugee Resettlement Referral
Refugee Reception & Assimilation Studies

Cross-Cultural Communication for International Work

Corporate, Business & Organization Culture Analysis for Increased Production, Profit and Product/Service Quality

News Reports, Articles and Essays on Migration, Immigration and Refugees, Including MAC Commentary

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Jim Lassiter

Migration Anthropology Consultants (MAC), LLC is a private, limited liability company owned and directed by James E Lassiter, an independent practicing cultural anthropologist.

James (Jim) has over thirty years of experience studying and living in African and other societies and cultures.  He has implemented, directed and managed international development, technical assistance and cultural exchange programs in numerous African countries.

Jim also has in-depth experience developing and implementing US Government refugee resettlement policy throughout Africa, in the Commonwealth of Independent States and elsewhere. He has lived and worked for extended periods of time in AfricaAsiaEurope and North America.

Jim was born on 12 October 1947 in Newport News, Virginia, USA.  He is married to the former Miss Immy Rose Namutosi of MbaleUganda.

Jim's CV is available upon request.

~  Book Publication: Circumcision and Coffee in Uganda: Bamasaaba Responses to Incursion, Colonialism and Nationalism 1840-1962, published January 2017

~  Consultant on Human Migration: Investigate the Global Journey of Humankind by Judy Dodge Cummings, White River Junction: Nomad Press, 2016.

~  Provide expert information on the cultural practices and history of the Bamasaaba ethnic group of Uganda to the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services.  HIRC at GBLS represents indigent clients in a variety of immigration proceedings, including asylum applicants.

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
Harvard Law School
Wasserstein Caspersen Clinical Building
6 Everett St., Suite 3103
CambridgeMA 02138

~  Consultant to Florida Institute of Technology, Institute for Cross Cultural Management http://research.fit.edu/iccm/.  Offer courses and seminars as follows:  1) Skills for Working and Living in Cross Cultural Settings; 2) African Cultures in Crisis

~  Consultant to RefugeePoint (formerly Mapendo International), a non-governmental organization supporting and referring African refugees, on refugee resettlement referral training and quality assurance

~  Part-time instruction at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Refugee Affairs Division teaching Cross-Cultural Communication to new Refugee Corps Officers enrolled in the Refugee Officer Training Course (ROTC)

~  Researching and writing a book on Ugandan family and migration matters:  "Kiondo:  A Family in Eastern Uganda and Beyond

~  Offering upper-division adjunct university quarter-length courses as follows:
  • "African Populations in Crisis:  Sudan and Somalia"
  • "African Populations in Crisis:  Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo"
  • "African Populations in Crisis:  Liberia and Sierra Leone
Each course presents an assessment of the social conditions and political actions that led to 20th century and current sociopolitical crises in the countries being considered.  Contact MAC for the course outline of the first of two semester-length offerings.

The impact of crises on each nation's various populations, cultures and the individual in society is studied and compared.  Particular attention is given to the impact of crises on internally displaced and refugee populations.


Available upon request.

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Migration Anthropology Consultants (MAC), LLC

Migration & Refugee Studies, Cross-Cultural Training, Workplace Culture Analysis

Shelter, Sustenance, Survival

Migration Policy Institute

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 I am sometimes asked what sources I use for news and information. In addition to electronic and paper books and a free local weekly newspaper tossed in my driveway every Wednesday (awful opinion page, great crossword puzzle), I read mostly online sources. Some of them I subscribe to at reasonable rates. The following are my main sources for news, articles, commentary, essays, and other information. Very often in reading something I'll explore an embedded link to an additional source. But these are my day-to-day places. If you know and use others you think I might be interested in, please put them and their links in a comment. Thanks!



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