Our passion is providing health and hope to the poor
and vulnerable in our area of South Sudan.
WHAT WE DO
We are a community project focused on providing the best possible health care in our remote area. Our community strives for increased equity in health care access, across many areas of primary and consultant health care. Clinical services are the biggest part of our program, but training is essential and ongoing.
The SMR expatriates started work in South Sudan as early as 1989. By 2000 we answered the entreaties of the People of Lanken, South Sudan, who told us: Before we were dying of kala azar and you came and cured us. Now we are dying of TB. Do not forget us. With friends all over the US and Holland we began a pilot project to deliver TB treatment out of mud huts in the middle of the war zone that was South Sudan. Other organizations, such as Doctors Without Borders, then took up the TB challenge.
Today our focus remains infectious disease but so many of South Sudan’s health indices are the worst in the world so our community wants and works toward as much equity in health care access as we possibly can in many areas of primary and consultant health care. Clinical services are the biggest part of our program, but training is essential and ongoing.