Prevent HIV-AIDS through Awareness in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
HIV-AIDS is is a world enemy to humanity
HIV-AIDS is is a world enemy to humanity

We appreciate your support to this cause to save live in South Sudan.

At this third quarter in this reporting:
Your cash and money from different sources are in kept in a bank account. HO is not running Awareness educational workshop due to insecurity in rural South Sudan. We will re-start this program when a security improves in Magwi County.

We will be sending you a new field update in the next three months to let you know the new development from the ground.

It was the bodyguards for rebel leader and presidential guards who fought each other in earlier July sparking days of violence which killed many hundreds of soldiers and civilians. The two forces had battled each other, almost five years to the day South Sudan declared independence from Sudan. Following the orders from the leadership on both sides, the clashes ceased temporarily in late in July. The rebels moved their based outside Juba in an attempt to save peace which both parties signed.

In August fighting was in the outskirt of Juba in which the oppositions accused the government of attacking their positions. The rebels regrouped and fled to Congo with Riek Machar, their leader. Over the last few months, the citizens have expressed dissent against the government, as a result of this, the rebellion is growing rapidly in Equatoria Region, which kept itself neutral for much of two years’ civil conflict in Upper Nile State. Other tribes are targeting ethnic Dinka. The humanitarian needs are going to be very great after this, Director General for RRC, told reporters. They are going to need food, shelter, water, he said, adding that the need for shelter and clean water was pressing for those living in a Displaced facility within Juba town.

War-torn South Sudan is suffering a rise in hate speech and incitement to violence against certain ethnic groups which could result in mass atrocities if the government does not act, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Tuesday.

Animosity between South Sudan’s Dinka ethnic group and the people of its southwestern Equatoria region surged earlier this month when buses on roads south of the capital Juba were attacked as they passed through Equatoria region.


HIV&AIDS outreach Event
HIV&AIDS outreach Event

There is high social tension in a country which leaders attributed it to foreign interference in the internal affairs of South Sudan. Click here for more

Hundreds of workers and citizens took to the streets in Wau, South Sudan second largest city on Friday to protest against the increased of cost of living, and salary in arrears as the leaders warned the country’s economic woes were reaching a crisis point.

Protesters in Wau city, west north of Juba, demonstrated over raising prices of goods and services, and salary in arrears which they said were not matched by current wage structures.

A yawning public sector deficit, a falling local currency and high inflation have heaped pressure on South Sudan, which before independence was seen as a promising emerging economy in East Africa.

 We appreciate your support to “Prevent HIV-AIDS Through Awareness project.

At this second reporting:
With your cash and bucks from different sources you purchased 50 liter of petrol, and funded three local HIV-AIDS educational workshops. The project bought two customized instruction manuals to enhance the skills of our volunteers to raise Awareness campaign in the villages.

Due torrential rain it is not easy to reach project site to run local workshops. We will our best to keep the program running. In case it is not possible the operation will be postponed until it restarts in November again. We will report if a program is suspended.

According to a latest statistic from ministry of health in Juba, more 1000 women aged between 20 and 55 are infected with HIV every single week due to unrest in Upper Nile state where females are raped daily according to UN report. The World must help world newest nation to mitigate against the spread of this deadly virus.

We will be sending you a new field update in third quarter to let you know the outcome of your contribution and the impact you help to create from a ground.

Once again, thank you for empowering HopeOfiriha to help more, and more people in nee


HIV-AIDs largest killer of children
HIV-AIDs largest killer of children

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Prevent HIV-AIDS through Awareness in South Sudan.

At this reporting:
You provided 100 liter petrol for field outreach and paid for eight local HIV-AIDS HIV workshops. Also, we provided Awareness materials to 5 five families. The beneficiaries are eager to see this project is doing well.

In South Sudan, more than 800 women aged between 14 and 45 are infected with HIV every single week. This is outrageous, and frankly, unacceptable. We need to something about it.

Last week, on International Women's Day, in an open appeal to our supporters we called on them to do more for women everywhere. Why? Because it is widely accepted that investing in girls and females lifts everyone out of extreme poverty more quickly.

We will be sending you new report in the second quarter to let you know the result of your gift, and what we have achieved.

Once again, thank you for all you do for Hope Ofiriha.


Local HIV/AIDS workshop South Sudan
Local HIV/AIDS workshop South Sudan

Thanks for your continued support to prevent the spread of HIV-AIDS through Awareness campaign in Omilling South Sudan.

By the time of this reporting:
You and other people sponsored ten local Awareness workshops. You supplied the gathering with 120 exercise books and 100 pencils. Hope Ofiriha gave to 80 participants to write notes during the course. We are doing this aggressively, and loudly to reach more people in other villages.

The HIV/AID is an epidemic that is not well comprehended in rural South Sudan. To get it through, our trainers are talking to villagers, in particular, boys and girls who are the target. Our objective is to make sure they understand how to avoid be affected by a virus, and how to have safe sex, and preventing unwanted pregnancy among girls.

South Sudan is relaxing on a time grenade when it comes to HIV/AIDS because there is no agenda to resist it. Albeit Hope Ofiriha is improving in raising awareness; the country is busy with a war.  

In a next three months, a new field update will be posted, so you get to know the impact your donation.

HIV-AIDS Awareness workshop is helping a lot!
HIV-AIDS Awareness workshop is helping a lot!

The epidemic of HIV/AIDS is being neglected in South Sudan, as the administration and civil society remain focused on the political crisis.

The problem is, there is no proper system of treating the virus. The chairman of South Sudan Network for people living with HIV/AIDS said in an interview with a member of Hope Ofiriha.

There are sick people in Magwi County who had failed to get treatment and information on how to fight and live with AIDS virus.

A patient (38) refused to be named, tested positive for HIV in 2012, but had done well over three years with the assistance of local HIV/AIDS workshop operated by Hope Ofiriha.

However, with the ongoing civil conflict, things have changed - particularly in respect to medical supplies.

When a country gained independence, no programs were set up to address the issue of this deadly virus comprehensively.

We are sitting on a time bomb regarding HIV/AIDS; anything can happen, a Villager said. Although Hope Ofiriha is doing well in term of awareness campaigning, the country is doing badly in the treatment.

Thanks for your continued support to prevent the spread of HIV-AIDS through Awareness campaign in Omilling South Sudan.

Your money together with cash from another source had helped the project operated 22 local Awareness Workshops. In next months, we intend to run it aggressively, and loudly to reach more people in other villages.

The trainers will be holding discussions with villagers, especially boys and girls on how to use the condom. The volunteers will demonstrate the usage the practically. The aim is to make sure a target group understands how to avoid to be affected by HIV/AIDS.

In a next three months, a new field update will be posted, so you get to know the impact your donation help create from the ground.


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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
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Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$9,271 raised of $15,000 goal
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