As 2020 comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect back on the challenges that we have faced in the past year and look ahead to the hopes for the coming year. Fidele Dhan and the board of the South Sudan Villages Clinic would like to thank all those who so generously supported our work during the past year. The clinic is open every day and is seeing an average of 1100 patients a month (15,823 patients in the past 18 months). Our medical staff consists of two physician assistants, one midwife and two nurses along with medical support personnel. The clinic operates in a 7room clinic with 13 beds. There is no electricity or water in the building.
1 in 7 women still die in childbirth in South Sudan. 524 mothers have received prenatal care, assisted deliveries and follow up care for their babies in the past year. The greatest clinic need is to have a second midwife assist with the large number of women seeking care. We also desperately need to raise $10,000 to install solar panels on the roof to provide light for the clinic at night. The biblical connection to Advent and Christmas cannot go unseen when in 2020 babies are being born in the dark because they are poor. The medical staff also treats malaria, pneumonia and infections with the majority of the patients being children. The clinic has been honored for providing preventive care and needed supplies such as mosquito nets to prevent the spread of malaria and soap for hygiene. The South Sudan Koiyom clinic is making a difference, saving lives and giving hope to these families. Your donations make it possible for the clinic to continue this work. Thank you again for your generous support. If you are able to contribute to our life saving work please go to www.southsudanvillagesclinic.org or send a check to SouthSudan Villages Clinic PO Box 1226 Buffalo NY 14240 If you have any questions or would like to share ideas, you can contact Dr.Theresa Stephan Hains at 716-445-0618 or at email@example.com Many thanks again for your generosity. May everyone stay safe through this Christmas and New Years