Poppy Spens – a nurse who has served in South Sudan and MAI Board member – will fly to South Sudan in February to witness the opening of the Romoggi Primary Health Care Centre in Kajo Keji. This vital community facility was envisioned by the Diocese of Kajo Keji, designed to serve over 20,000 people from the town and surrounding villages. MAI has raised sufficient funds for the building, its equipment and furniture and for the initial staffing costs. The photo to the left shows the solar panels beginning to be installed some months ago which will ensure a continuous power supply, vital to such a facility.
The builders have done a good job and a UK engineer has completed a review and his recommended amendments have been completed.
Thankfully, the Diocese has been able to appoint as the Centre’s leader a highly experienced Senior Clinical Officer who has previously been responsible for an entire hospital! They have also recruited another recently qualified Clinical Officer who is up to date with the latest clinical advances.
This is a great combination that bodes well for the future impact of the PHCC. Poppy is pictured with the newly recruited Clinical Officer. These appointments are highly encouraging given the paucity of well qualified medical staff in South Sudan.