Save People from Dying from Malaria in South Sudan

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Malaria is attacking children in South Sudan.
Malaria is attacking children in South Sudan.

We still need your help to get a microscope to save lives for years to come

The death rates in South Sudan that result from a lack of microscope to diagnose and treat malaria are appalling.  In 2017 alone, the mortality rate was 867 deaths for every 100,000 people (South Sudan ministry of health report, 2017). These deaths could have been prevented if doctors had access to microscopes.

In Kenya, this basic equipment is available in any science lab and accessible by doctors, yet in South Sudan, doctors have to struggle to save lives often with no mean to conduct routine blood tests. Without microscopes, doctors cannot diagnose and treat malaria in its early stages, which normally, results in potential death.

At this reporting:
Money from other sources and your contribution helped buy two set mosquito insecticide nets. These will be given to two families to help their children protect themselves from a mosquito bite.

Thank you for our donors! Thank you, GlobalGiving donors to empower HopeOfiriha charity to help more beneficiaries!

We request you to stay in partnership with HopeOfiriha until this project is fully funded. In next three months, a new field update will be posted, to let you know the positive impact your contribution is creating on the ground.

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Mosquito Biting - Gives Malaria to mother & Kid!
Mosquito Biting - Gives Malaria to mother & Kid!

Army attack prompts mass exodus from Magwi County South Sudan.
Regime troops - slaughter, and burned a life villager like mammals as thousands flee during an attacked in Pajok. Over 6,000 people have fled into Uganda from South Sudan in this single operation. More civilians are still hiding in the bush trying to reach Lamwo district of Uganda.

At this second reporting in 2017:
malaria is a killer of children under five years of age in Africa, and the main reason for high prevalence is the tropical climate. Additionally, a preventive measure is inadequate due to poverty.

WithCash from different folks and your money that you donate through GlobalGiving - Hope Ofiriha plans to buy four pieces of mosquito nets to distribute to most touched families in Omilling. Their families will sleep under the nets to evade communicable malaria virus.

We have postponed our operation in South Sudan in the meantime due to ongoing civil war. The charity will resume working immediately when the fighting stops.

In the next reporting, we will be posting another field update to let you know the positive impact your contribution is creating on the ground.

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Malaria: kills children in Africa
Malaria: kills children in Africa

We valued your support to stop Malaria killing in South Sudan.

At this first reporting in 2017:
This project had not attracted many donations yet it is a worthy project to save a life of venerable children who are facing malaria intimidation steadily.

South Sudan: each day at least 200 undocumented infants dies (under 5 years) due to poor diagnostic of a disease, wrong medication, and lack of microscope to test malaria virus. The rate has increased drastically in rural clinics because of instability in the region.

With your money and funds from other patrons, we purchased ten mosquito nets and distributed to families in need so their children sleep under the nets.We will be posting a new field up in the second quarter, so you get to know the positive contribution your gift is creating in the life of people from the ground.

Growing instability triggers new displacement
Fighting between armed groups has driven thousands of people from their villages in Eastern, Central, and Western Equatoria states since the start of January. Several thousand had taken refuge in Uganda.

The Relief Agencies are increasingly concerned at recent growing uncertainty around South Sudan and its serious impact on the civilian population.

UNHCR alerted that localized fighting between rebel armed groups and government soldiers and an apparent breakdown in law and order are being reported in and near Yambio, some 300 kilometers west of Juba.

Sporadic gunfire is commonplace, and there has also been an increase in crime involving car-jackings, attacks on government property, looting of civilian homes and sexual assaults,"

Malaria Is not a Friend to any Child in Africa
Malaria Is not a Friend to any Child in Africa
We appreciate that you had been supporting this cause for years.
 
At this third quarter of reporting:
You and two generous individuals purchased eight mosquito nets which a project was to distribute to families whose children are severely suffering from malaria. Due to high insecurity concern in rural South, Sudan we are not able to deliver these items to them. We will do so when security situation has become better.
 
We will be posting a new field up in the third quarter, so you get to know the positive contribution your gift is creating 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.
 

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Malaria! Our common Enemy!
Malaria! Our common Enemy!

There is high social tension in a country which leaders attributed it to foreign interference in the internal affairs of the country – world newest nation. 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 east 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 are grateful for your continued assistance to Save People from Dying from Malaria project.

At this second quarter reporting:
You and others gave three mosquito nets to three families whose children were under constant attack from Malaria, a public enemy in Africa. After receiving the net cover, the children were not falling often from the disease.

In South Sudan villagers acknowledge your interest to protect them from the disease especially children who have benefited to the maximum!

Malaria is the greatest killer in Africa. Join us to fight the virus. Four out of six children under five die from sickness weekly in South Sudan. The cause of death is that most rural health posts have no facility to test the diseases. In EU no child can die from a similar illness.

The community needs a microscope to test malaria. Your contribution will save a life for many generations to come with one-time donation. 

Even though this is “a just cause” this initiative has not attracted a pool of donors according to an anticipation of the charity. We are confident you with the needy!

We will be posting a new field up in the third quarter, so you get to know the positive contribution your gift is creating from the ground

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Project Leader:
William Ochieng
Executive director
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$986 raised of $2,000 goal
 
43 donations
$1,014 to go
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