Health Care International Medical Corps has provided basic primary health care to over 745,000 refugees, returnees, and other vulnerable South Sudanese through 48 primary health care facilities. Our primary health facilities in South Sudan prioritise the health of children and women.
Currently, International Medical Corps manages and operates Akobo County Hospital located in a volatile area near the eastern border with Ethiopia. From here we provide critical medical services including emergency healthcare for those wounded by the ongoing violence.
Maternal & Child Health Several of International Medical Corps’ health facilities also provide Emergency Obstetric Care. These ensure that women experiencing complications during delivery, have proper facilities available and a trained medical practitioner available to help as they give birth.
Nutrition International Medical Corps screens children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers for malnutrition, and provides treatment and nutritional support as needed. Our community health workers assess and treat patients through home visits as well as in clinics and educate families on how to prevent malnutrition.
HIV/AIDS services International Medical Corps’ doctors and nurses noticed particularly high rates of HIV/AIDS in Tambura County. In response, we are providing voluntary counselling and testing, along with other HIV prevention and treatment services, including prevention of mother to child transmission. We have also provided the same services in Jonglei and Upper Nile States.
Capacity Building & Medical Training International Medical Corps works closely with the South Sudan Ministry of Health and regional hospitals and health facilities to ensure our local counterparts receive on-the-job training. At our primary health care clinics, the majority of staff members are South Sudanese who receive training, support and guidance from experienced local or expatriate staff.
After several years of technical support, training and expansion with funding from our partners and donors, we were able to transfer management of Kajo Keji Civil Hospital to the Central Equatoria State Ministry of Health. The hospital now serves the area’s 200,000 residents under the guidance of a government-appointed administrator.
As a First Responder and a nurse Peter has joined us to support and care for those most affected by war in South Sudan. We believe providing local people like Peter with the best tools to cope with crisis is the true way to build resilience in communities. He shares his story.