Supporting community based health initiatives.
We are driven by 3 core values:
Our approach is simple: the community knows best. We partner with local organizations in Uganda who occupy the leading roles in determining the scope and direction of the initiatives and programs implemented, and who have a commitment to serving and caring for their communities.
Effective partnerships are at the core of the work we do. We support the communities in Uganda via locally founded, owned, and operated health clinics and initiatives. We defer to their intimate knowledge of what their communities need, the unique barriers they face, and the most sensitive ways in which to address them.
We believe that every individual has the right to good health. We are committed to addressing preventable causes of death and illness. We are inspired by the vision of our local partners for healthier, thriving communities.
Health care costs subsidized for over 11,000 children and women since 2015.
Since Asteroidea started working with NUMEM Health Centre in Pader, Uganda, patients seen and treated at the clinic have increased from ten to forty patients a day.
"...that day could have been the end of my life if not for NUMEM to bring an ambulance which took me up to the hospital – everyone else had given up and they were waiting for me to die." - Alimocan Florence, Northern Uganda
On April 13, 2015, Florence gave birth to her son at a governmental district Health Centre III. After her delivery, she started to hemorrhage; Florence collapsed and became unconscious. Because of NUMEM's emergency call box system, medical personnel was able to arrange for emergency transport to the nearest hospital, over 60km away. It was with funds and donations supplied to NUMEM that the emergency call box system exists.
Help us continue to support the life-saving work NUMEM provides its communities.
Change. One step at a time.
Take a look at Asteroidea’s year in review. Annual Report 2018 findings coming soon!