Action Africa Help International had several reasons to take part in the World Refugee Day on June 20th, 2012. AAH Uganda and Zambia joined the global community in remembrance and respect of the disadvantaged persons who have been displaced from their countries of origin (refugees) due to war and conflict.
Although AAHI has been working in South Sudan’s health sector since the 1980’s, a recent three-year contract with the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) through the Regional Healthcare Programme, has increased support to the fledging health care system in Yei and Morobo Counties in Central Equatorial State.
The Maridi County Hospital was not initially in the plan for Action Africa’s work in South Sudan. In the early 1990’s, as AAH South Sudan worked with small community based health facilities, it became evident that there was a need for better quality services on a larger scale.
Hidden by overarching forests, Action Africa Help International has been running one of its best performing health projects since 2005.
Funded by USAID, the Mundri Health Transformation Project (MTHP II) was launched in 2009 and implemented in Mundri West county of Western Equatoria State in South Sudan. MTHP II’s objective is to work to transition health service delivery to relief development by expanding access and coverage.
Gabriel Peter will tell you himself, for his age and his size, he has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. With two wives, 16 children, and a handful of close relatives depending on him, it’s no wonder he takes pride in his farm that feeds and educates his many dependents.
Peter has been farming near Yambio, South Sudan since 1998, a time when many were returning to the area after peace came to the region.