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30 Jan 2014 description

Following the ceasefire agreement signed on January 23, 2014, thousands of people have flooded hospitals across South Sudan in search of medical care. Five of the seven wards at Juba Teaching Hospital are occupied by victims of the recent political unrest that began on December 15. Over 4, 500 patients have been treated for gunshot wounds since then.

27 Mar 2013 description

“Before this Primary Health Care Unit was constructed, people had to go for health services to the Juba Teaching Hospital, which is very far from here. Everyone, especially mothers, is very happy now because AMREF has helped to bring these services nearer. We received long-lasting mosquito nets so our children no longer suffer frequently from malaria. We were also taught about prevention of HIV/AIDS and malaria.

14 Feb 2013 description

In South Sudan, 2 out of every 100 women die due to complications arising during the process of giving birth. This is compounded by the fact that South Sudan suffers from a severe shortage of fully trained nurses and midwives. In 1998, AMREF opened the National Health Training Institute (NHTI) in Maridi, South Sudan, at the height of the civil war to help South Sudan build its health workforce, and has supported the school ever since. It began by training Clinical Officers, who have become the ‘doctors’ in the communities where they work.

17 Jan 2012 description

AMREF has announced, with deep shock and sorrow, the death of Dr Alemayehu Seifu, AMREF Country Director for South Sudan.

26 Jul 2011 description

In response to the severe drought that is being experienced in the Horn Africa, AMREF has received over 1.2 million euro in the past week to meet immediate needs of the affected communities in the areas where we work. The money has been raised by AMREF in Germany, Austria and Italy. An impact assessment of AMREF programme areas in Kenya shows that activities have been disrupted as communities’ priorities shift towards the search for water and food.

16 Feb 2011 description

The Australian High Commissioner to Kenya, Mr Geoff Tooth, visited AMREF Headquarters on February 14, where he met and held discussions with AMREF Director General Dr Teguest Guerma, and members of AMREF’s Executive Committee. Mr Tooth was accompanied by AusAID Counsellor Sue Graves.