Save People from Dying from Malaria in South Sudan

 
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Omilling
Omilling's young mother & baby malaria patients

Omilling is Malaria –endemic village South Sudan.

Malaria is still a major public health problem in Omilling rural village, under-five children and pregnant women being the most vulnerable.

As far scientific world continues the search for microscope for testing malaria continues, the disease continues to kill several people, particularly children and women.

Recently we have looked into other prevention measures; the use of insecticide treated nets, taking anti-malaria tablets, and prompt treatment of malaria in order to prevent severe illness or death. But because there are no microscopes in the two clinics we are operating into 2 remote mountain villages to test malaria. Our medical staff diagnoses the patients through Guessing – which is not good for life-saving.

Despite the fact that Omilling is Malaria –endemic village, most families said that they want to use the insecticide treated bed-nets to prevent them from mosquito bites but they cannot afford as majority do not have incomes.

For this project we are looking for 10 people to sign for a monthly recurring donation of only $10 – than to donate say $100 in December as a one donation time as “Christmas Gift”. $10 is a lot of money each month in Omilling village and can save several lives. We are also open for a one time donation! If we know that we are getting $10 every month, when children fall sick from malaria - We can take medicines on credit and pay the pharmacist at later agreed date. With recurring giving will enable Hope Ofiriha plans a head in the future to help many people with the limited resources.

We are really glad that you are being with us. Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you until this project achieves it goals. In next three months we will bring you a new update, and also tell how the impact of your contributions is making differences to the lives of the villagers in Omilling southern Sudan.

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New built health post - Omilling village
New built health post - Omilling village

Patients suspected of having malaria are be given reatment regardless of whether they have it or not. Read more…….

The main complaint at the two health posts are that they do not have microscopes. Although Robert, our volunteer doctor, had been trained to use a microscope, Hope Ofiriha had not supplied one as promised. This means that blood samples cannot be tested for malaria, and most patients suspected of having malaria will be given malaria treatment regardless of whether they have malaria parasite or not. We are still waiting for a donor to come and donate these needed microscopes. "Malaria is really threatening the lives of the local people."

Hope Ofiriha is waiting, Dr Robert is waiting, and Omilling village is waiting for a donor. Please help the people of Omilling village to have access to malaria treatment.

To keep up with the momentum of this life- saving project we are looking for 50 people to give $10 each – or more on regular basis. This way the project budget will be met on time. Could you be one of these, please? And if so donate to “Save People from Dying from Malaria in South Sudan” – through the GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation.

After three months we hope to give you progress report and demonstrate how the impact of your contributions is saving the lives of women, men, and children in Omilling village.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!

  

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miscroscope needed!
miscroscope needed!

“No money equals death”.

A drastic shortage of medical supplies and no microscope in local healthcare post means that patients will not be tested. But instead the health post will continue to treat patients for diarrhea even if they are suffering from malaria. This is a real dilemma, and as a result children are dying when they are treated wrongly for malaria when they are having diarrhea.

Healthcare post needs a microscope urgently to serve Omilling village, especially under the 5 years old. The village has no pave road, and there is no transportation to get to the village to government healthcare clinic. The nearest one is 62 kilometer. The patients cannot track 62 kilometer on foot for diagnostic purposes, and same distance back home.

Hope Ofiriha has asked the Omilling village to wait because this project has yet to attracted the GlobalGiving donors.The villagers remained optimistic, and hope one day a donor will come to help them get the equipment which is badly needed to end the dilemma.

We thank our supports, and Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you for years to come.

An - input -malaria -  patient under treatment
An - input -malaria - patient under treatment

The quality of the health of the village served has not improved since the signing of peace. Microscopes are badly needed for Malaria testing.

The available of basic health care in southern Sudan has improved over the past five years; however there is still a critical shortage of clinics in rural areas. Hope Ofiriha has distributed medical supplies in small boxes over the years to make a big impact on improving the health of the local population in Omilling rural areas.

The people in these rural areas are very poor and the past instability affected the village badly. The 25 years of war reduced the education, and health infrastructures to a very 0 level. The Omilling rural community has a population of approximately 12000 of which nearly half are under 15 years old. People are served by one health post, in the rural village called Onura but there is still shortage of many medical equipments.

At the present time treatments are given out to patients who show symptoms of malaria even if they may be suffering from some other diseases. The microscopes are critically needed to enable patients to be treated with the right medicines, and spare life for the rural poor. This project is at the fundraising stage, and the $60 donated have been used in purchasing 6 mosquito nets and given 6 families in Onura village.

This year thing has not been easy for us and our donors due to current recessions. But people who suffer most are those who are already poor. We are looking for 100 donors – Hope Ofiriha asks each to commit only $10 on monthly basis. This way we will be able to raise the required fund in few months. We will post a new progress report after three months so that you know the progress – this project is making. Thanks for partnering with Hope Ofiriha, and to help the people of southern Sudan.

Thanks for ongoing support!

Omilling local healthcare post
Omilling local healthcare post

People in Omilling community are patient waiting for the arrival of Microscope for Malaria even though the pace of fundraising has been hampered by recent economic recession.

We will continue to appeal to our donors to help us. Still at the local healthcare post patients are receiving treatment without being tested. Children under 5 years old are the most affected because the medical team cannot know what kind of disease they are suffering from.

Treatment is base on guest work which is a major factor contributing to higher to the death of mange children. But when we get the microscope for testing Malaria, and other diseases our medical team will be able to help to safe lives of many people.

We are appreciating that you will continue to help until the project achieves its goal.

Thanks for helping us

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William Logai Ochieng

Oslo, Oslo Norway

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