Health Care South Sudan seeks to play its part in making the war-torn country a viable place in which to live. We work to deliver and support sustainable primary health care services and facilities to communities struggling with the effects of conflict in South Sudan. The charity works with indigenous partners in South Sudan and aid agencies that recognise the country’s desperate health care needs. Our aim is to widen access to vastly improved health care and hygiene in a part of the world that needs it most. We want to support sustainable primary health care that will give the people of South Sudan a better chance for the future.
In 2019 we supported a grassroots project that successfully improved sanitation in the six villages of Ofirha, located 35km west of the town of Torit. The Handwashing and Hygiene Project was designed to deliver training that promoted preventative measures against cholera and other waterborne diseases. The project provided training on basic hygiene, water related diseases, prevention of water and hygiene related diseases including information about the transmission of diseases and the importance sanitation. Delivery of the project involved workshops and practical application in the community, for example training around the digging of pit latrines and construction of simple handwashing facilities.
You can read more about the project, its success and our future ambitions to continue work in the area on our blog.