General Information
The Northern Uganda Medical Mission is a registered community-based and non-profit organization founded by six Ugandan clinicians in Pader, Uganda on December 14, 2012. NUMEM was founded on the belief that healthcare is a basic human right and that all people, regardless of geographic location or history, deserve access to quality healthcare services. We have a community-based approach, meaning that every value, program, and service of our organization is drawn from the needs expressed by community members.
Mission Statement
Northern Uganda Medical Mission [NUMEM] seeks to improve the livelihood of the people of northern Uganda by providing them with access to quality, affordable, and specialized healthcare services.
Goals
Offer the most comprehensive laboratory services in northern Uganda
Bridge the gap between healthcare practitioners and community members
Establish the first private-not-for-profit (PNFP) hospital in Pader District
Provide specialized and affordable healthcare services to community members
Serve as a model health care institution in Sub-Saharan Africa
Develop the capacity of key community actors including the local government, Village Health Teams, and communities through extensive public health interventions
Our Approach
Financial
All of our services must be provided to community members at minimal cost.

Sustainable
All day-to-day operating costs for NUMEM HC must be acquired through patient collection or an alternative business model. Further, NUMEM HC must operate off the electrical grid to ensure constant and reliable energy sources.

Specialized Services
To be truly effective, the NUMEM HC must offer a wide breadth of health services that retard or completely eliminate the need for patient referral as a result of infrastructure deficiencies.

Transportation
In an area with virtually no public transportation, it is vital that NUMEM provide emergency and routine medical transport. This will make the medical services being offered accessible to all community members.

Communication
Providing a publicly available communication system that community members can use to notify the hospital of emergencies is necessary in towns with few resources.

Education
Communities need to be educated about potential health risks in their area. Further, communities need to learn about proper forms of personal sanitation, environmental health, and sexual practices to aid in prevention of sickness of any kind.