Fund Healthcare and Medicines in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
Mr.Thomas - Omilling medical Assistant
Mr.Thomas - Omilling medical Assistant

Without medicines – life is not sustainable in Omilling!

In Omilling, people cannot afford even basic medicines. They suffer severely because of poverty and have to live under constant fear of not knowing what they will do if they or their love ones fall seriously ill.

But in many cases, working –classes aren’t much better off either. In comparison to those who can walk 55 km (just going) to public healthcare clinics, there are always no medicines available to give to the sick people.

Access to healthcare plays a vital role in poverty reduction that is why Hope Ofiriha has made each and every effort to provide these critical resources to Omilling.

With donations from GlobalGiving we buy medicines which we supply to the healthcare post. In October 3, Hope Ofiriha supplied the healthcare post with medication to 20 patients suffering from uncomplicated malaria, and 10 patients from fever. This is really good!

We still need your help so we provide ongoing supplies of medicines to safe children, women, and men from dying in Omilling.  

Thanks to our donors! Thanks to GlobalGiving for sharing our project with kind people!

In the next 3 months new updates will be posted so you get to know how your contributions are impacting the lives of people in Omilling.



Charles Loki - he lives in Omilling
Charles Loki - he lives in Omilling

Medicines shortages put young lives at risk in Omilling South Sudan!

Shelves in Loheru health post is empty, and sick patients are forced to travel long distances to receive medical treatment in Omilling, where basic medications can mean the difference between life and death.

Charles Loki (local chief) is already familiar with the gaps plaguing the healthcare system in his area of south Sudan. He, like many others, faces long walks to the nearest healthcare facility, only to wonder whether he’ll be turned away due to drug shortages.

When Loki gets sick, he must walk about 35 miles to Magwi County Healthcare facility. “I feel bad that I have to walk for miles to get treatment”, he says.

“And even when I get there, sometimes I am told there no drugs and therefore referred to Torit State hospital, which is even farther.”

With donations from GlobalGiving we buy medicines which we supply to the health post then distribute to sick patients. On July 8 we supplied the health post with medication to treat 50 people for skin infections.

We still need your help so we provide ongoing supplies of medicines to safe children, women, and men from dying in Omilling.  

Thanks to our donors! Thanks to GlobalGiving for sharing our project with kind people! Without YOU - Hope Ofiriha will not be able to help women and children.

In the next 3 months new updates will be posted, and we will also report on how your contributions are impacting the lives of people in Omilling south Sudan.




Omilling healtcare post - Newly build
Omilling healtcare post - Newly build

$10 basic medication for 5 patients suffering from fever

In March Hope Ofiriha delivered small quantities of medicines to a healthcare post to treat the needy. About 20 individuals were given medicines and also the visiting doctors checked a number of patients.

In the past it the community has no source of medicines and when people fall sick they stay home hoping the illness will go away naturally. Some of the patients were practicing blood – letting and when this didn’t work they die home safely. But since the started this project we are happy we are helping patients. Several children are benefiting as they top our priority list. They are suffering severely every day. Hope Ofiriha is delivering malaria queen-syrup for treating malaria victim. We helped 10 children, and paid a bus fares for a pregnant girl to visit a gynecologist for her complicated pregnancy.

Your contributions are making a huge impact to the lives of villagers. Thank you for giving children malaria syrups, thank you for helping pregnant young girl, and thanks for helping men and women. Big thanks to GlobalGiving! This project is saving lives! We are simply impressed!

In this particular need we would prefer you sign up for a monthly recurring donation of only $10 – or more than to donate say $300 in December as a Christmas gift. $10 is a lot of money in South Sudan and it can save lives of many. We are also open for a time donation! If we know we are getting $10 every month, when a children fall very sick we can credit the medicines and pay the pharmacist at later date when the fund arrives. Recurring giving makes Hope Ofiriha plans to help many people with limited resources several months a head.

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

On May 2, 2011 GlobalGiving Recurring Donation begins at 12:01 am EDT! This is a great opportunity for you to sign up for monthly recurring donations only $10.

Why recurring donations?
Recurring donations are a consistent and reliable source of income for our organization. This helps us in planning our activities several months ahead. 

By making a recurring donation, you pledge to give to your project every month. GlobalGiving will automatically deduct the donation amount from your credit card each month.

Hope Ofiriha appreciates that you give monthly only $10 than to donate $120 in December as one time gift.  $10 each month is a lot of money and it will go a long way to make a huge difference in South Sudan and Uganda. In Hope Ofiriha there are no small or big amounts. Every cents count!

With a monthly gift of only $10 -  Hope Ofiriha can save lives of 10 small children suffering from malaria.

We need a total of 10 people to sign up for a monthly recurring donation of only $10 each month. Could you join us please!

 GlobalGiving is giving away $12,000 in bonus awards during this campaign!  

Here are the main reasons why you should consider signing up for monthly recurring donations to Hope Ofiriha;

  • The top 20 projects that receive the most new unique recurring donors will each be awarded a $500 bonus.
  • One project that raises the highest donation amount per month from recurring donations will be awarded $1,000.
  • One project that attracts the most new unique recurring donors will be awarded an additional $1,000 (for a total of $1,500!).
  • Projects must have at least 10 new unique recurring donors to be eligible for bonus awards.

The final results of this campaign will be adjudicated in August 2011. Bonuses will be awarded based on the amount raised and the number of unique recurring donors at this time. In some cases, projects may forfeit bonus awards if donors cancel their recurring donations before the awards are given.





High fever patient in Omillage village
High fever patient in Omillage village

Villagers die every day in Omilling from fevers, infections and vitamin deficiencies left untreated because there are no medicines or nutritional supplements available.

On 08- Feb - 2011 president Omer al-Bashir, issued a republican decree accepting the final results of referendum, which supports the separation of the South into an independent state. North and South Sudan are presently engaged in talks to resolve the sensitive issues, which includes sharing of oil revenues, demarcation of boarders, and the contested oil-rich Abyei region. 

Simple medications which are taken for granted in USA and Japan are not available to the Omilling Village. In these two countries they assume that aspirin to reduce high fevers and antibiotics will automatically be available when they need them. But in south Sudan there are no medicines to treat the patients.

To the poorest of the poor, these medicines can literally save lives if they can obtain them. Villagers die every day from fevers, infections and vitamin deficiencies left untreated because there are no medicines or nutritional supplements available. Very only health post exist is frequently run out of items as basic as gauge, bandages and rubbing alcohol to cleanse the dress simple cuts.

Illnesses and wounds, otherwise easily managed with proper resources, escalate to life-damaging or even life-threatening tragedies. Hope Ofiriha often delivers medicines to Loheru Healthcare Post with the help  from GlobalGiving donors. Funding is needed to make sure these urgently – needed medicines reach the poor women, men and children in Omilling village of south Sudan.

For every $10 donated last year, we were able to provide medicines to treat 5 patients suffering from fever, and $50 to give medication to 200 children suffering with pneumonia. That means if you $100 donation it will send 10 women to visit a gynecologist for complicated pregnancy.

In the months ahead we will have lots of news to report on the impact of your donation and clearly to demonstrate how your contributions are making changes in the lives of the poorest of the poor. We are looking forward in working with you in years to come until the goal of this project is achieve.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!


Hope Ofiriha needs help to treat sick people
Hope Ofiriha needs help to treat sick people

They don’t have to die – Omilling village needs help to get medicines.

In a case of a diarrhea, pregnancy or even a puncture wound – each is a dead sentence for someone living in Omilling village.  This isolated village nestled between the mountains of central Eastern Equatoria state, and is several kilometer away from closest government run health clinic. It is so remote, and public transport doesn’t even go there due to lack of paved road.

The village has no sources of medical supplies and when people get sick they practice blood-letting. If this doesn’t work they die home quietly since they have no other choices.

 With the funding our GlobalGiving donors Hope Ofiriha has purchased medication treat 200 children with pneumonia, and 300 patients for uncomplicated malaria.

Once again we want to thank our GlobalGiving supporters for their ongoing support, Hope Ofiriha looks forward in work with all of you in 2011 and many years to come.

 Also in this Thanksgiving season; we’d like to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude for your support of our small scale projects in southern Sudan. We are incredibly thankful for your contributions to our work, and we are happy to have the opportunity to share with you just much progress we have made this year!

 12 years old girl’s contribution from USA marks the start of our holiday fundraising campaign.

 To join 12 years old girls by making a gift to Hope Ofiriha click here.

 The staff of Hope Ofiriha wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday season!


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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway

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