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Training South Sudan's health professionals

Students at the Maridi Nursing School go about their studies

 

It started as a small village nursing school, over 20 years ago. But it has grown to be among the top medical institutions in South Sudan that is training the country's health professionals.
The Maridi School of Nursing and Midwifery (MSNM) was started in 1980’s by AAH South Sudan.

 
In the last 20 years, more than 900 health workers have been trained at the institution. The trainees undertake their practical training at the Maridi Civil Hospital that has also been run by AAH South Sudan, since its inception over 20 years ago.  The hospital treats an average of 24,000 patients annually.
 
AAH supports the students by catering for their education, accommodation and meals during the three-year course.The top five students in the 2011 national examinations in South Sudan for Certificate Community Nurses were from MSNM.

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