Health in Acholi language is ‘yot kom’. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (physical and mental weakness) according to World Health Organisation (WHO). WHO also stated that the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition. Unfortunately, people in South Sudan have very poor access to health care. There is a shortage of facilities and skilled health workers and a limited supply of medicines and medical diagnostics equipment. Vulnerable groups like women, children and the elderly are particularly at high risk: South Sudan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world. In addition, the country is prone to diseases, with meningitis, measles, yellow fever, and whooping cough endemic in many areas.
Numerous health problems exist daily facing the people in Obbo, Magwi County, Eastern Equatoria State and surrounding areas. Sadly, Obbo community don’t have access to timely lifesaving health care among other basic services. Majority of the population walk long distance to access health services, and household lack limited access to mosquito nets, latrines, safe and clean water and health education. Many people mostly children, elderly and women die from preventable and curable diseases such as; water borne diseases, air borne diseases, malaria and many other diseases. Suicide rate and maternal mortality rate are high in Obbo, these need medical intervention.
In response to the above needs, AASS seeks to implement a medical center in Licari Boma, Obbo Payma in the nearby future to meet the health needs of the community and save lives. Please do not hesitate to contact Medina if you have any question or would like more information. Heath is PARAMOUNT! Together We Can!
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