Since the clinic’s creation in 2008, it has provided new levels of health care to thousands of people for less than $5 a person, helping improve their quality of life. As the newly-formed country progresses, the Southern Sudanese people – 80% of which live in rural areas – need consistent and proper healthcare.
SSHCO enlists support from around the world, yet they also understand that true success will be realized when South Sudanese natives lead their communities by advocating for education, sustainability and ultimately, peace. Natives helping natives is a call to action for nation building by using opportunities as tools for change. SSHCO has FOUR main goals:
- To continue providing (friendly) healthcare services via their clinic in Maar.
- To (effectively) steward a steady flow of funds to ensure patients receive the highest quality healthcare.
- To ensure wider access to healthcare across the country by providing resources to South Sudanese individuals hoping to pursue careers in the medical field.
- To build clinics focused on maternal healthcare to provide the best future for women and children.
The third partner in our mission recently published an eye-opening, inspirational article describing the very long journey taken by these “Lost Boys” and Jacob Atem, one of SSHCO’s founders. Jacob was also featured in a TedX video, where you can hear him tell more about his own story.
Again, thank you if you’ve already supported us, please keep us in your hearts and prayers as we continue our mission. We’re so excited about this opportunity to expand our reach to South Sudan!
Bringing health and hope to where it is lost.