CIU Founders

Clarke Family

The Clarke family have lived in Uganda for over thirty years, during which time they have been committed to the development of their adopted homeland.

Overall Vision

The vision of the Clarke family is to impact Uganda through sustainable development. Over the years they have provided thousands of jobs in their various enterprises, and recognise the need for a values-based practical education as a foundation for employment.

The name 'Clarke' has been associated with community and sustainable development, not only in healthcare but also in business. CIU builds on the lessons learned over the years.  We are delighted to continue to work as adopted Ugandan, with other fellow Ugandans, for the betterment of this nation.

Clarke Group

Dr. Ian Clarke is the Chairman of Clarke Group Businesses which includes projects in Agribusiness, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality and Philanthropy.

Clarke Group Businesses


The Clarkes first developed Kiwoko Hospital, a Church of Uganda community-based mission hospital in Nakaseke district, which has continued to offer subsidised services to the poor for over 28 years.  When they first arrived in Kiwoko, Dr. Clarke said: "It is truly incredible to be here, we are still finding it hard to imprint on our consciousness that we are actually in Uganda. The Ugandan people are really lovely, many of them will express appreciation of what you are trying to do." (Dr. Ian Clarke - 2/8/1988). Dr. Clarke has not stopped using his talent, resources and expertise to address some of Uganda’s pressing problems, particularly in the Health Sector.

From Kiwoko, the family moved to Kampala, where Dr. Clarke started a private clinic known as International Medical Centre (IMC), which grew, over the next decade into International Medical Group (IMG), which includes International Hospital Kampala (IHK), International Medical Centers (now 22 clinics around the country) and IAA Healthcare (a health Insurance organisation with over 60,000 members). The goal has been to develop sustainable private healthcare in Uganda and improve the lives of Ugandans.

Philanthropy: International Medical Foundation: Touch Namuwongo Project