AMREF Appeals for Support for South Sudan
24 January 2014
It is now almost six weeks since violence broke out in South Sudan. On January 22, South Sudanese officials and rebels signed a ceasefire agreement which has been hailed as the first step towards…
…To respond to the crisis, AMREF South Sudan is focused on increasing access to emergency medical and surgical services through mobilising and facilitating surgical, anaesthetic and nursing specialists to provide emergency surgical services in various hospitals; providing physical rehabilitation, psychosocial support and post-trauma counseling services as well enhancing the capacity of particular hospitals to respond to emergency and essential medical and surgical services.
Since 2011, AMREF’s Medical Services Outreach Programme has been providing essential medical, surgical, anaesthetic and nursing services to 14 hospitals in all the ten states of South Sudan via a service delivery and capacity building programme conducted in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and partners. We have a team of committed and recognised specialist surgeons, physicians and nursing staff across the region as well as a well-established flying doctors emergencies service, radio communication networks and disaster response unit.