In 2022 CUAMM maintained its customary approach in South Sudan, providing integrated and comprehensive support to help strengthen the national system and build up the resiliency of local communities. Overall, our organization supported 11 county health offices, 4 hospitals (as well as a fifth one for a period of nine months) and 103 peripheral health facilities.
We coordinated and trained approximately 903 community agents so that they could ensure treatment for individuals affected by malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia and conduct health education activities in the country’s most remote regions, and helped volunteers to implement vaccination drives. Supplementing these activities was a free ambulance service to enable a prompt response to the needs of both the resident community and those displaced by conflicts and floods.
Doctors with Africa CUAMM also resumed its efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19, taking the lead in the implementation of the country’s vaccination campaign, first at the hospital level and subsequently also through outreach activities, helping to get shots into the arms of 113,292 individuals. We also took steps to ensure proper working conditions at health facilities through training, the supply of protective equipment, improved hygiene, the reorganization of spaces, and implementation of new entry screening procedures. Help was provided with outreach and awareness-raising initiatives to teach communities about the pandemic and ways to prevent and manage COVID-19 infection.
Finally, CUAMM renewed its commitment to the training of qualified local health staff through our continued support of the Health Sciences Institute in Lui and the strengthening of our intervention at its counterpart in Rumbek.
OUR HISTORY IN SOUTH SUDAN
Intervention launched at Yirol and Lui hospitals.
Public health program in Yirol West and Rumbek North. Cueibet health center given hospital status. Midwifery diploma course begun in Lui.
Public health program expanded throughout the former Lakes State. Intervention launched at hospital in Rumbek.
Response to the famine in former Unity State with an emergency intervention in the swampy areas near the Nyal Port. Public health program launched in 4 counties of former Western Equatoria State. Intervention begun at Maridi Hospital.
Operating room completed in Nyal. New cycle of midwifery diploma course begun at the Lui Health Sciences Institute. Community health program begun: 640 community health workers in 8 counties.
New pediatric ward at hospital in Rumbek completed and inaugurated. Community health program expanded to all 11 counties. Epilepsy clinic started up at Lui and Maridi hospitals and Mundri health center. Support begun for Rumbek Health Sciences Institute.
Launch of the third phase of the “Mothers and Children First” program: “People and Skills”.