South Sudan currently has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, 2,054 out of every 100,000 births, and an infant mortality rate of 75 per 1,000 births, ranked in the bottom 10% of the world.
The South Sudan Midwifery Training project aims to reduce the number of infant and maternal deaths by training qualified midwives to work within the communities of South Sudan. In recent years, due to conflict in South Sudan, the training and practice of midwifery has moved into South Sudanese refugee camps in Kenya.
This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Thanks to ANCP, we’re making a huge difference together; lifting families out of poverty and helping people improve their lives.
We have trained 43 midwives so far. When the school in Leer, South Sudan was destroyed, we moved the school to a refugee camp in Kenya where the students had fled, where they continued their training.
Presbyterian Church of South Sudan through the Presbyterian Relief & Development Agency
Relief & Development (Tax-Deductible)