As usual, the
selection meeting found it difficult to choose between three very good
proposals; at the first vote was very close, with no one proposal
having an overall majority. On the second vote between top two,
the proposal from Medic Assist International was a clear winner.
Medic Assist International: Sudan Healthcare Project – Goli Hospital Childrens Ward
Goli Hospital project is a partnership between the Evangelical
Presbyterian Church of Sudan (as a strategic civil society partner),
WorldShare UK and Medic Assist International. The ultimate
purpose of this partnership is to establish credible and sustainable
healthcare provision in an area where currently there is 1 doctor for
100,000 people, namely Yei County.
expected to make a major contribution to the reduction of mortality and
morbidity in the region of southern Sudan, particularly among women and
children. These are two key Millennium Development Goals for
The first phase of the project is complete: the building
shell to provide a 50 bed healthcare facility at Goli. The UK
partners have raised £80,000 to enable this to take place, of which MAI
raised £54,000 from individuals. The Sudanese partners have undertaken
to assume full responsibility for running the hospital from year three
of operation. They plan to do this by means of income generating
activities. EPC/Bishop Taban has a proven track record of success
in this regard.
In phase two, the partners have fully funded,
completed and opened the Out Patient Department. In its first
three months, this has already provided 3,150 treatments.
MAI raised £10,000 for the capital costs and is funding staff and drug
costs currently. Also in this phase, funds have been raised
and work begun to complete the block containing maternity and
gynaecology wards plus operating theatres. MAI has contributed
£31,000 of the £34,000 needed.
The final block to be finished
(doors, windows, internal and external finishes, electrical and wet
services) contains three wards. This will complete the 50 bed
In addition, MAI are committed to the sending of
volunteer healthcare professionals on short term assignments to train
and encourage the indigenous staff. All MAI funds have been
donated by individuals, other than 2 grants, totalling £24,950, from
Trusthouse Foundation and Souter Charity.
Our request to
Kennington Overseas Aid is for a grant of £20,554 which will enable the
partners to complete the Children’s ward with a medical team of
Clinical Officer and three nursing staff.
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like a printed copy of the full proposal, please phone or email Clive Rodgers
Vetta (739071), or Brenda Groth (739229).