Rockflower Commitment: Train 230 midwives in the next 5 years
Location: South Sudan
For 30 years International Medical Corps has worked to relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease by delivering vital health care services that focus on training and returning communities to self-reliance. Its mission is to improve quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide.
With an under-5 mortality rate of 4.8 out of every 100 live births, South Sudan suffers a dearth of educated health workers to address this issue. International Medical Corps established and supports a national health training institute near Kajo Keji Hospital to increase the number of mid-level health professionals in the country. The organization has graduated 48 midwives and 20 nurses from across South Sudan to date, with 150 newly trained midwives expected to graduate in the coming year alone.
About the international medical corps
The International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization.
Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in undeserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
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Fund training of 230 midwives in maternal and child health care services in South Sudan.
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