Help Build Clinics and Procure Medical Supplies
It’s so easy to take good health for granted. But in places like South Sudan, health care of any kind is an exception. Finding help in an emergency or simply preventing sickness is more rare than common.
Women and children are especially vulnerable. Frequently, expectant mothers and the sick may walk for days in search of health care. By the time they reach help, complications and infections may be life-threatening, and medical professionals few. Medical equipment is often limited and clean water may not be available. Such realities help account for South Sudan having the world’s highest maternal mortality rate and the fact that one in seven children will die before their seventh birthday.
The good news is things are changing in South Sudan and part of this change includes making female health care more accessible. Through the building and staffing of well-equipped medical clinics in remote areas, overall health in South Sudan is improving. In particular, clinics that offer specialty care for women and girls are helping increase the number of healthy pregnancies and live births. Children with access to medical care are living healthier, happier lives.
Join us in helping build and supply clinics that will bring better health to the women and girls of South Sudan. Of course, such clinics and supplies will benefit an entire community, but having medical facilities that include specialty female care can make an enormous difference in this mostly rural and new nation.
Another fact: our female health partnership includes a commitment to offering holistic care to women and girls. Following years of conflict and consequences of gender inequality, much-needed emotional and spiritual care is being provided alongside the dimensions of physical health care.
“Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are my praise.” Jeremiah 17:14