• Challenge: Millions of
    preventable health crises
    occur among people in
    developing countries
    Infectious disease and emotional trauma
    continue to ravage impoverished
    communities. Treating and preventing
    disease and trauma through community-
    based services allow local residents to
    fight the poverty that lay at the root of
    poor health.
    response: training indigenous caregivers
    to create sustainable health
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International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) trains local workers across Southern Sudan to provide basic care and treat sick children. With one in seven children dying before the age of five, IRC is part of an effort to reduce childhood mortality. IRC has been one of the largest providers of aid in South Sudan for more than 20 years, training health workers and making health services available to remote, underserved communities. After the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the IRC began supporting the Government of Southern Sudan’s efforts to establish health systems as well as improve educational policy and administration. The IRC team currently supports more than 30 primary healthcare facilities, providing services to more than 700,000 people. Other vital services include reproductive health, child survival, education workshops, and sexual violence aid and prevention projects.

Provides services to more than 700,000 people in South Sudan