The remote reaches of South Sudan carry some of the worst and most alarming health statistics on the planet. In Jonglei State where the Alaska Sudan Medical Project is working, children die needlessly of disease and malnutrition.
The infant mortality rate is 75 deaths per 1,000 births. Nearly 20% of the people suffer from chronic hunger and only 2% of the children have had full childhood immunizations (S. Sudan Statistical Yearbook 2011).
Adults succumb to death at an early age due to totally preventable and treatable illnesses with a life expectancy of just 42 years (CIA, UN, UNFPA) due to lack of access to health care and treatment.
Our goal is simple, to provide support for health, clean water and agriculture to counter the injustice caused by the effects of 40 years of civil war.
Our work allows the South Sudanese people a chance to not only survive, but to have hope of a better tomorrow.
You can help us provide that hope, to save lives, to change lives. Please take some time to become familiar with our work and join us… we need your help!