Bishop Anthony Poggo of the Diocese of Kajo Keji was deeply moved and grateful for the support he received recently during his brief visit to the UK. He was seeking prayers and donations to get a Primary Health Care Centre built in his Diocese. It will replace the one destroyed during the last civil war.
1 in 7 women die of pregnancy related problems in South Sudan – the world’s newest nation.
Providing the building and the continuous electricity and clean water required – neither of which are currently available – will cost in the region of £125,000. Bishop Pogggo was inviting our help to reach the target and get the Clinic operational. Donations from his visit are still arriving but over two thirds has been given or pledged to date.
The government has committed to some of the running costs and cost sharing and other services will enable the Clinic to be self-sustaining in the medium term. The gain will be the reduction of maternal and infant mortality by at least 50% over the next ten years.