In South Sudan, we implemented life-saving health and nutrition interventions for over 80,000 people between July 2017 and April 2018.
Our mobile outreach teams access hard-to-reach areas, specifically aiming to prevent and treat communicable (infectious) diseases like malaria, promoting reproductive health and screening children and lactating women with acute malnutrition.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
One in ten children growing up in the DRC dies before they reach their fifth birthday.
The health system has been devastated by political and social instability for decades, with many children and women dying needlessly of preventable causes.
We're working towards ending preventable new-born and child deaths from common childhood diseases, including malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea and neonatal conditions.
How we're doing this:
- Improving the support for community health workers (CHWs) and government-run health facilities
- Helping to improve communities' ability to access quality health services
- Providing 146 bicycles to CHWs in May and Jun 2017, helping them to travel to those in need of care
- Training 146 CHWs between September and December 2016, with the aim of strengthening their capacity to provide basic care for malaria, as well as diarrhoea, pneumonia and malnutrition
- Organising refresher training in early 2017 for General Hospital staff, nurses and other health professionals.