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Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization

Okemos, MI | https://www.sshco.org/
Joined in May 2020

About Us

Our Mission

We exist to improve the health and well-being of South Sudanese people so that they may have hope and prosperity.

Our Vision

To make the village of Maar the shining example of sustainable development. 

Our Core Pillars

  1. Health
  2. Education
  3. Food Security
  4. Economic Development
  5. Community

Our Core Values

  1. Community
  2. Sustainability
  3. Faith

Our Work

Nestled between the Central African Republic and Ethiopia, South Sudan is one of Africa’s most diverse and culturally rich nations, with a population of 7.5-10 million people and more than 60 major ethnic groups. It is also the world’s youngest nation. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan on July 9th, 2011, putting an end to a 22-year-long civil war the longest in Africa’s history. The effects of the conflict were devastating and enduring, resulting in the displacement of 4 million people, including the 40,000 “Lost Boys of Sudan”. Unfortunately, independence did not end strife in Sudan - war broke out once again in 2013, forcing an additional 2.2 million refugees to flee their homes.

The Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization board members began raising funds to build a health clinic in Maar in 2008. After reaching out to generous donors and communities with influential friends from North Sudan, Egypt and Kuwait, SSHCO was able to construct an $800,000 clinic in South Sudan. Since its creation, the health clinic has provided new levels of healthcare to the people of Maar and surrounding areas for the first time. The clinic provides healthcare services to people in need, treating up to 1, 500 people monthly.

Our Goals

  1. To continue treating and providing healthcare services to those who visit our clinic in Maar, South Sudan.
  2. To facilitate the development of a community that can afford its own healthcare.
  3. To facilitate the training and development of new healthcare capabilities in the village and surrounding area.
  4. To build programs that will focus on maternal healthcare to provide the best future for women and their children.
  5. To provide resources and funding to South Sudanese individuals hoping to pursue careers in the medical field to ensure wider access to healthcare across the country.
  6. To form a hub for accurate, reliable, and professional quality research that drives decision making on healthcare policies and programmatic implementation in South Sudan.

 

Our Mission

We exist to improve the health and well-being of South Sudanese people so that they may have hope and prosperity.

Our Vision

To make the village of Maar the shining example of sustainable development. 

Our Core Pillars

  1. Health…

Issue Areas Include

  • Agriculture
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health & Medicine

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