global health scholars education fund
The need is great.
There currently exists in all of Pader District, two physicians for a population of a quarter of a million people (one of which is primarily charged with administrative versus clinical duties).
· Four individuals from Northern Uganda are receiving scholarships from Asteroidea that cover all of their tuition and living expenses to attend medical school. Read more on our scholars here.
· In return for covering these expenses, each of these individuals has agreed that upon receiving their degrees to work for at least the same number of years in Northern Uganda as they received funding (5 years for medical school scholars, 1.5 years for comprehensive nurse scholars).
· We are in the process of expanding this program to include individuals interested in pursing other desperately needed healthcare professions (for example, midwives, nurses, physicians assistants, laboratory technicians, and nurse assistants).