Help! £12,000 in 5 weeks for health in South Sudan

Midwife Students learning epidemology, Juba, South Sudan, Uganda, Mengo Hospital, Train health workersFrom 8 June – 13 July, AID is taking part in a challenge run by Global Giving to raise £12,000 in 5 weeks from at least 50 separate donors. If we are successful, we will become a Global Giving partner and will benefit from fundraising incentives, training, a volunteering network and more. This could greatly benefit AID and our partners in South Sudan – so we need your help!! Please look at our page here and think about whom you could share it with on the 8 June.

All money raised will go towards the ICMDA National Institute of Health Sciences, which is training health workers for South Sudan.

In South Sudan, a 15 year old girl is more likely to die during childbirth than to complete her education,

The dire health situation in South Sudan is largely due to a lack of health workers. This is why AID is supporting the NIHS. Once trained, students from the NIHS will go and work in health clinics across the vast country, treating hundreds of patients a month, and giving women the care they need during childbirth, as well as combatting common child-killing illnesses.  So far, 51 students have completed 1 year of their studies. We need to raise the remaining funds to enable all students to complete their training. Can you help?