TAKE A GLIMPSE into Pader town, northern Uganda, where NUMEM (Northern Uganda Medical Mission) health clinic serves on average 25-31 patients a day. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our mission is to equip community-based health initiatives in east and central Africa with the tools and resources to improve the health and well-being of their communities.










pronounciation : ˌastəˈroidēə

“One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one.

Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”.

The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?”

The boy picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water and turning to the man, said, “It made a difference to that one!”
— Hawaiian parable