South Sudan has one of the highest disease burdens in the world. Children die needlessly of treatable and preventable diseases like tuberculosis, malaria and the parasitic disease kala-azar.
By providing sanitation, hygiene, and vitally needed medical facilities, AHPSS and our partner Dr. Jill Seaman can provide proper health care so that the people in the region have the hope to live healthy, prosperous lives.
It all started with a clinic. We began plans in 2008, and by 2013 we completed a brand new primary health care clinic for Dr. Jill and her team in Old Fangak.
The clinic was a huge improvement on the crumbling structure that treated thousands of patients annually. Powered entirely by solar energy, the clinic is efficient and sustainable.
TB & Infectious Disease Clinic
In 2020 we constructed the new clinic for the treatment of tuberculosis. This clinic is being furnished with beds and equipment and is set to open in the fall of 2021. It will be used to treat the 300+ patients who come to Old Fangak with tuberculosis. It is the only treatment facility in this part of South Sudan.
We began construction on the TB/ID Clinic in November of 2013, but just a month into breaking ground civil war erupted, and we were forced to put our plans on hold.
In the fall of 2019 we were able to transport the materials needed for construction and the clinic was erected just before the outbreak of Covid 19.
The TB/ID Clinic wasconstructed of durable, lightweight, cleanable, ecologically-friendly materials sourced from a company in Kenya that specializes in building structures made for remote regions in Africa. It is an efficient, cost-efficient design made with materials meant to endure the environmental conditions of South Sudan.
With seed money from a committed donor, ASMP started an immunization outreach program. Outreach is a strategy of the world Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), which was established in 1974 to ensure that children in all countries can benefit from life-saving vaccines. The biggest challenge in immunizing kids is getting to where they live. ASMP is employing novel approaches to improve immunization outreach. By improving transportation options for the local EPI team, we hope to reach hundreds, if not thousands of more children with life-saving vaccines.