$5 – is what it takes to diagnose a child with malaria and to treat this preventable and yet lethal disease with an overnight stay in the clinic while on a quinine intravenous drip. Malaria is the #1 killer of children in Uganda and the #1 most common diagnosis seen at NUMEM clinic.
$50 - is what it takes to cover the complete cost of all medications used in one day at the NUMEM Health Center. The NUMEM Health Center cares for between 25 to 30 patients each and every day.
$100 – covers the cost for a new metallic bed frame, a mattress, and an IV drip stand at the NUMEM Health Center in Pader, Uganda. These comprise some of the basic equipment to take care of 1 patient. Currently, the clinic has 12 inpatient beds, but this number is inadequate and it is often the case that children are found receiving treatment while they sleep on blankets on the floor.
$250 - is what it takes to cover the salary for 1 clinical officer for 1 month. The clinical officer is responsible for diagnosing, prescribing treatment, and managing a patient's illness, both in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
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ASTEROIDEA HEALTH ALLIANCE, INC.
2423 W. Eastwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
NB: We know many individuals prefer to donate towards a particular cause or activity. However, this can sometimes prevent us from addressing the needs that our partners prioritize. We are infinitely grateful for your donation. You can be assured that your donations will be used in the best, most conscientious way we know how to meet the ever-changing needs of our partners .
Apwoyo Matek! (Acholi for "Thank you very much")
*UPDATES TO OUR DONORS*
Happy Holidays! Since you last contributed, a lot has happened and our partners at NUMEM are busier than ever. Your contributions are being used to subsidize patient care for the most deadly illnesses affecting children in Uganda (malaria, diarrheal diseases, and respiratory infections) as well as for the treatment of malaria in pregnancy (another leading cause of death in Uganda). With your help, the cost to patients seeking treatment for these diseases was reduced 30%. Since the beginning of this program, patient numbers have tripled at the clinic, where now approximately 30 patients receive life-saving care every day. At present, our primary partner remains the NUMEM clinic in Pader, where approximately 95% of all funds raised go (the remaining percentage covers bank transfer and wire fees). Ultimately, our goal is to work with NUMEM to build the region’s first ever hospital and to expand the reach of care deeper into the rural communities of the region via the establishment of satellite clinics. We are currently in discussions that would expand our support to communities in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Thank you so much for your past generosity and all that you have done for the people of northern Uganda. I hope that you will consider renewing your contribution this holiday season. Help us spread the word about what we are up to here, together we are making a difference in the lives of thousands, we are changing the way that health care development is being done, and the more people we reach, the more we can do. Feel free to share our story with your friends and loved ones this holiday season. Best wishes!
Asteroidea Health Alliance, December 2015