Rebuilding after a devastating civil conflict
CMMB has been working in the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, since 2009. South Sudan has recently suffered from devastating civil conflict that has destroyed social services and health infrastructure. Compounding matters, conflict in countries bordering South Sudan has also spilled over into the country. CMMB currently works in Mvolo, Ezo, Nzara, Yambio, and Ibba counties in the greater Western Equatoria region.
Program areas include:
- Assessment of health service delivery capacity
- Child protection and family reunification
- Domestic and international volunteers
- Gender-based violence prevention and survivor counseling
- HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment
- Refugee health services
- Safe motherhood
CMMB’s CHAMPS areas in South Sudan serve the towns and surrounding areas of Ezo, Nzara, and Yambio. The initiative focuses on safe motherhood, child protection, safe water and sanitation, and women’s empowerment. CMMB provides HIV/AIDS care and treatment, and community health workers conduct health information sessions, testing, and adherence counseling. The CMMB team provides training and mentorship to local healthcare workers and water committees and manages the supply and distribution of medications and water purification tablets.
Snapshots from South Sudan
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The Power of Quality Healthcare & Human Dignity in South Sudan
In 2015, 69,407 people received HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
ANISA (“together” in Zande) was launched in response to low awareness of HIV, lack of HIV counseling and testing, and poor infrastructure for HIV care and treatment. Services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and education for traditional birth attendant care for HIV+ women are critical to the health of mother and child.Learn more
In 2015, demand for maternal healthcare services rose by 39%.
Our medical volunteer, Rachael Consoli, makes the women and children at the Ezo Primary Health Care Center laugh by trying to speak their language. She eases their concerns with her clinical expertise and loving heart. The opportunity to see a trained doctor and surgeon, along with improvement to equipment and infrastructure, resulted in dramatic demand for maternal healthcare services. There were no maternal deaths during the first three quarters of 2015, and only one infant death—in sharp contrast to the high maternal and infant mortality rates prevalent in the region.Learn more
In 2015, 20,308 at-risk children were reached with Child-Friendly Spaces (CFS).
Joyce, one of our child protection workers in South Sudan says, “Children everywhere need to play.” CMMB programs serve children who have experienced neglect, violence, exploitation, and physical and/or sexual abuse. Our CFS address the well-being of children traumatized by conflict and other difficult situations. Child-friendly activities include song and dance, storytelling, drama, sports, games, and the arts, including drawing and coloring. CFS are also places where children and adolescents can receive psychosocial support and report abuse.Learn more