Real Medicine Foundation - South Sudan Initiatives News and updates from South Sudan http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/ 2019-05-25T13:29:30-07:00 Students Benefit from Donated Learning Kits: Q1 2019 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/05/18/students-benefit-from-donated-learning-kits-q1-2019/ 2019-05-18T22:11:05-07:00 2019-05-18T21:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>The two master trainers for the Health eVillages project continued to benefit from the <strong>tablets preloaded with medical materials</strong>.</li> <li>Provided support to the National Ministry of Health, Republic of South Sudan and project partners in the coordination and implementation of project activities over the reporting period. Support and activities are in line with the approved <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> annual work plan.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of interlinkages with <span class="caps">UNFPA</span>, <span class="caps">MOH</span>, <span class="caps">IMC</span>, and other stakeholders to guarantee quality assurance in the implementation of both <strong>nursing and midwifery curricula</strong> in the diploma program.</li> <li>Coordinated <span class="caps">RMF</span> activities with other organizations and UN agencies supporting the Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery (<span class="caps">JCONAM</span>) by participating in meetings and conferences.</li> <li>Continued support of college human resources through payment of a South Sudanese <strong>national midwifery tutor’s salary</strong>.</li> <li>Continued paying top-up <strong>allowances for eight midwives</strong> who are working in the Maternity department of Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>) and mentoring students from <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> during their clinical practice at the hospital.</li> <li>Continued to support the consultative process in developing policies/guidelines and strengthening the South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association.</li> <li><strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> continued to supply basic medical supplies/medications</strong> for students.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Maternal Near-Miss Research Published: March 2019 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/04/02/near-miss-audit-results-published-march-2019/ 2019-04-05T15:24:28-07:00 2019-04-02T16:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <p><img src="/assets/5ca3d15a21c79b16fc0c5c9d/SouthSudan.jpg" style="width:2880px;"></p> <h4>Article Investigating Near-Miss Events</h4> <h5>International Journal of Women&#8217;s Health</h5> <p>Co-authored by <span class="caps">RMF</span> Founder and <span class="caps">CEO</span> Dr. Martina Fuchs, along with Fekadu Mazengia Alemu, Dr. Taban Martin Vitale, and Dr. Mergani Abdalla Mohamed Salih, &#8220;Severe Maternal Morbidity (near-miss) and its correlates in the world&#8217;s newest nation: South Sudan&#8221; was recently published in the <em><a href="https://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=44646">International Journal of Women&#8217;s Health</a></em>. The paper analyzes the frequency and causes of near-miss events at <span class="caps">RMF</span>-supported Juba Teaching Hospital, recorded through a cross-sectional study conducted from from March 20 to June 12, 2016.</p> <p>This original research and peer-reviewed article are part of RMF&#8217;s efforts to raise awareness of <a href="/our-work/countries/south-sudan/">South Sudan&#8217;s</a> high maternal mortality rate and build long-term solutions to save mother&#8217;s lives.</p> <p>The article concludes:</p> <blockquote> <p>The near-miss rate was high. Contributing factors were lack of resources, low quality of primary health care, and delays in care. All near-misses should be regarded as opportunities to improve the quality of maternity care. Health institutes should address delays in conducting interventions, referral barriers, and personnel gaps. Fully functional intensive-care units must be created in all facilities, including Juba Teaching Hospital and other hospitals. Notification policies for all near-miss cases should be in place in all health care units, with a “no shame, no blame” approach.</p> </blockquote> <p>Read the full text below.</p> International Journal of Women’s Health info@realmedicinefoundation.org 15 Centers Providing Nutrition Help to Remote Locations: Q4 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/03/08/q4-2018/ 2019-04-04T08:44:10-07:00 2019-03-08T12:00:00-08:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>In Pibor County, additional funding from Common Humanitarian Funds (<span class="caps">CHF</span>) strengthened <span class="caps">WCF</span>, <span class="caps">WFP</span>, <span class="caps">UNICEF</span>, and RMF’s support of the existing 3 Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (<span class="caps">CMAM</span>) centers and 1 stabilization center in the county, while 2 additional malnutrition treatment and prevention centers were established, one in Labarab and one in Kordep. <strong>All locations continue to provide quality, lifesaving nutrition interventions</strong> in Pibor County.</li> <li>In Ayod County, the existing 9 <span class="caps">CMAM</span> centers and 2 stabilization centers were maintained and continued to provide quality, lifesaving nutrition interventions.</li> <li>In both Ayod and Pibor, <strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> procured and supplied</strong> all malnutrition treatment and prevention centers with adequate stationery and other items to facilitate effective operations.</li> <li>Facilitated the <strong>participation of <span class="caps">RMF</span> in the joint rapid response mechanism mission</strong> conducted by <span class="caps">WFP</span> and <span class="caps">UNICEF</span> in Ayod County during the reporting quarter.</li> <li>In both Ayod and Pibor, <span class="caps">RMF</span> procured and supplied all malnutrition treatment and prevention centers with adequate stationery and other items to facilitate effective operations.</li> <li>Continued to support <strong>satellite phone services for all 15 centers</strong> through payment of monthly subscription fees in those hard to reach areas where <span class="caps">RMF</span> works and where regular phone services are not available. This enhances communication and coordination of RMF’s programs and program sites.</li> <li>Facilitated routine in-country travel of nutrition staff between Juba and different nutrition centers in Ayod and Boma with <span class="caps">UNHAS</span>.</li> <li>Continued <strong>support of high-speed Wi-Fi internet service</strong> in the Juba office, as well as the field sites in Jiech, Boma, Gorwai, and Mogok, to enable easy communication, coordination, and reporting. This was done through maintenance of the equipment and payment of monthly subscription fees.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of RMF’s team to participate in nutrition cluster activities and meetings at national and state levels.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org 30 Students Graduate, 2 Pass with Distinction: Q4 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/02/01/30-students-graduate-2-pass-with-distinction-q4-2018/ 2019-05-20T15:59:02-07:00 2019-02-01T22:00:00-08:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>The two master trainers for the Health eVillages project continued to benefit from the tablets preloaded with medical materials.</li> <li>Continued to support the consultative process in developing policies/guidelines and <strong>strengthening the South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association</strong>.</li> <li>Provided support to the National Ministry of Health, Republic of South Sudan and project partners in the coordination and implementation of project activities over the reporting period. Support and activities are in line with the approved <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> annual work plan.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of interlinkages with <span class="caps">UNFPA</span>, <span class="caps">MOH</span>, <span class="caps">IMC</span>, and other stakeholders to <strong>guarantee quality assurance</strong> in the implementation of both nursing and midwifery curricula in the diploma program.</li> <li>Coordinated <span class="caps">RMF</span> activities with other organizations and UN agencies supporting the Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery (<span class="caps">JCONAM</span>) by participating in meetings and conferences.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Encouraging Visit by Dr. Martina Fuchs: Q3 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/01/01/encouraging-visit-by-dr-martina-fuchs-q3-2018/ 2019-02-11T11:37:52-08:00 2019-01-01T12:10:00-08:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>Continued to boost hospital operations through in-kind donations.</li> <li>Maintained a high-power generator (purchased and installed earlier this year) for RMF’s office on the premises of Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>), which can provide support to <span class="caps">JTH</span>, especially the main Operating Theatre when needed.</li> <li>Continued to provide a top-up allowance for one public health officer to support <span class="caps">RMF</span> in <span class="caps">JTH</span> activities.</li> <li>Continued to <strong>support the hospital’s human resource capacity</strong> by paying top-up allowances for eight midwives.</li> <li>Maintained the efficient, prefabricated office space that we previously installed for the Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>) store and pharmaceutical officer next to RMF’s office.</li> <li>Facilitated cleaning of the hospital premises and continued to support <span class="caps">RMF</span> cleaners attached to the Surgical Emergency unit to supplement the few cleaners maintained by the Ministry of Health (<span class="caps">MOH</span>), including procurement of adequate cleaning materials.</li> <li>Continued monitoring and mentorship of trained healthcare professionals on the usage of Health eVillages tablets.</li> <li><strong>Facilitated and coordinated weekly meetings</strong> with the <span class="caps">MOH</span>, Health Link, <span class="caps">HPF</span>, UN agencies, and partners on how to improve services at <span class="caps">JTH</span>.</li> <li>Continued to support high-speed Wi-Fi internet services at RMF’s office on the premises of Juba Teaching Hospital.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org 158 Fully Sponsored Students: Q3 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/12/15/q3-2018/ 2019-05-25T13:29:30-07:00 2018-12-15T05:00:00-08:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li><span class="caps">RMF</span> <strong>provided midwife kits to support Juba Teaching Hospital</strong> and other health facilities within South Sudan. This was made possible through our partnership with Direct Relief. <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> students benefit from this equipment during clinical practice at the facilities.</li> <li>Continued <span class="caps">RMF</span> support of basic medical supplies and medications for students.</li> <li>The two college tutors continued to <strong>supervise and mentor the nurses/midwives</strong> provided with Health eVillages preloaded tablets, which in turn has improved patient care in the facility, as healthcare professionals are able to do quick reference checks and provide health education using the devices.</li> <li>Continued to support the consultative process in developing policies/guidelines and strengthening the South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association.</li> <li>The college <strong>continued to house students</strong> from Kajo Keji Health Training Institute due to relocation of the students and teaching staff to Juba because of insecurity in the area. Provided support to the National Ministry of Health, Republic of South Sudan and project partners in the coordination and implementation of project activities over the reporting period. Support and activities are in line with the approved <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> annual work plan.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of interlinkages with <span class="caps">UNFPA</span>, <span class="caps">MOH</span>, <span class="caps">IMC</span>, and other stakeholders to guarantee quality assurance in the implementation of both nursing and midwifery curricula in the diploma program.</li> <li>Coordinated <span class="caps">RMF</span> activities with other organizations and UN agencies supporting the Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery (<span class="caps">JCONAM</span>) by participating in meetings and conferences.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org An Update on Cholera: July-November 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/12/05/an-update-on-cholera-july-november-2018/ 2018-12-10T07:28:07-08:00 2018-12-05T12:00:00-08:00 [ Read more...]]]> Deanna Boulard info@realmedicinefoundation.org RMF Founder and CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs Visits Field Sites: Q3 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/11/18/12-nutrition-center-sites-helping-thousands-q3-2018/ 2019-03-14T12:01:27-07:00 2018-11-18T15:00:00-08:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>With additional support from <span class="caps">OFDA</span>, <span class="caps">WFP</span>, and <span class="caps">UNICEF</span>, our 12 existing Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (<span class="caps">CMAM</span>) centers were maintained and continued to provide quality, <strong>lifesaving nutrition interventions</strong>.</li> <li>With support from <span class="caps">RMF</span> headquarters, all our <span class="caps">CMAM</span> sites in both Ayod and Boma were fully funded in terms of operating costs throughout the reporting quarter.</li> <li>Facilitated the maintenance of our <span class="caps">CMAM</span> sites in Ayod and Boma throughout the reporting quarter.</li> <li>Supported the operations of all the nutrition centers in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Facilitated the <strong>participation of <span class="caps">RMF</span> in the joint rapid response mechanism mission conducted by <span class="caps">WFP</span> and <span class="caps">UNICEF</span></strong> in Ayod County during the reporting quarter.</li> <li>Procured and provided adequate stationery for the <span class="caps">OTP</span>/SC/<span class="caps">TSFP</span> sites in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Continued to support satellite phone services through payment of monthly subscription fees in those hard to reach areas where <span class="caps">RMF</span> works and where routine phone services are not available. This enhances communication and coordination of RMF’s programs and program sites.</li> <li>Procured and delivered an adequate amount of essential foodstuffs for RMF’s relocated staff members (those recruited from Juba and deployed to Ayod and Boma) where basic commodities are not available.</li> <li><strong>Supported the welfare</strong> of relocated nutrition staff members in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Procured and provided in-kind support (soaps, salt, and sitting mats) for the infant and young child feeding (<span class="caps">IYCF</span>) mother-to-mother support groups at all our sites in both Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Facilitated routine in-country travel of nutrition staff between Juba and different nutrition centers in Ayod and Boma with <span class="caps">UNHAS</span> flights.</li> <li>Through good coordination with the nutrition cluster, logistics cluster, and others, as well as regular <span class="caps">UNHAS</span> flights, <strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> delivered adequate nutrition supplies</strong> to all our sites in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Continued support of high-speed Wi-Fi internet service in the Juba office, as well as the field sites in Jiech, Boma, Gorwai, and Mogok, to enable easy communication and coordination.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of RMF’s team to participate in coordination activities/meetings at national and state levels.</li> <li>Facilitated the visit of <strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> Founder and <span class="caps">CEO</span> Dr. Martina Fuchs</strong> to the country (South Sudan); in addition to our operations in Juba, she visited <span class="caps">RMF</span> field operations in Boma, <strong>inspiring our teams</strong>.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Minister of Health Visits College: Q2 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/10/02/q2-2018/ 2018-10-03T16:23:35-07:00 2018-10-02T08:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>Continued support of college human resources through payment of a South Sudanese national tutor’s salary.</li> <li>Continued paying the monthly salary of a <strong>highly experienced, registered midwife</strong> who is heading the Maternity department of Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>) and mentoring students from <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> during their clinical practice at the hospital.</li> <li>The <strong>two master trainers</strong> for the Health eVillages project continued to benefit from the tablets preloaded with medical materials.</li> <li>Continued to support the consultative process in developing policies/guidelines and strengthening the South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association.</li> <li>Continued coordination of <span class="caps">RMF</span> activities and participation in meetings/workshops together with NGOs and UN agencies supporting <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> and other National Health Training Institutes (NHTIs).</li> <li><strong>Provided support to the National Ministry of Health</strong>, Republic of South Sudan and project partners in the coordination and implementation of project activities over the reporting period. Support and activities are in line with the approved <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> annual work plan.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of interlinkages with <span class="caps">UNFPA</span>, <span class="caps">MOH</span>, <span class="caps">IMC</span>, and other stakeholders to guarantee quality assurance in the implementation of both nursing and midwifery curricula in the diploma program.</li> <li><strong>Coordinated <span class="caps">RMF</span> activities with other organizations and UN agencies</strong> supporting the Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery (<span class="caps">JCONAM</span>) by participating in meetings and conferences.</li> <li><strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> keeps the <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> dispensary stocked with essential medicines</strong>; the students and college staff receive medication from <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> for simple medical conditions.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Six New Operating Sites Established: Q2 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/10/01/six-new-operating-sites-q2-2018/ 2018-10-23T08:38:28-07:00 2018-10-01T06:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>With additional support from <strong><span class="caps">OFDA</span>,</strong> <strong><span class="caps">WFP</span></strong>, and <strong><span class="caps">UNICEF</span></strong> our existing Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (<span class="caps">CMAM</span>) centers were maintained, while 6 additional malnutrition treatment and prevention centers were established, all providing <strong>quality, lifesaving nutrition interventions</strong>.</li> <li>Facilitated the participation of <span class="caps">RMF</span> in the joint rapid response mechanism mission conducted by <span class="caps">WFP</span> and <span class="caps">UNICEF</span> in Ayod County during the reporting quarter.</li> <li>Procured and <strong>provided adequate stationery</strong> for the <span class="caps">OTP</span>/SC/<span class="caps">TSFP</span> sites in Ayod and Boma. In addition, <strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> fully procured and transported setup items</strong> using charter flights for the 6 new sites: 4 in Ayod and 2 in Pibor.</li> <li>Procured and delivered an adequate amount of <strong>essential foodstuff for relocated staff members</strong> (those recruited from Juba and deployed to Ayod and Boma) where basic commodities are not available.</li> <li>Supported the welfare of relocated nutrition staff members in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Procured and <strong>provided in-kind support</strong> (soaps, salt, and sitting mats) for the infant and young child feeding (<span class="caps">IYCF</span>) mother-to-mother support groups at all our sites in both Ayod and Boma.</li> <li><strong>Facilitated routine in-country travel</strong> of nutrition staff between Juba and different nutrition centers in Ayod and Boma with <span class="caps">UNHAS</span> flights.</li> <li>Through good coordination with the nutrition cluster, logistics cluster, and others, as well as regular <span class="caps">UNHAS</span> flights, <strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> delivered adequate nutrition supplies</strong> to all our sites in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of RMF’s team to participate in coordination activities/meetings at national and state levels.</li> <li><span class="caps">IMA</span> World Health provided and delivered the setup items for the outpatient therapeutic program/targeted supplementary feeding program (<span class="caps">OTP</span>/<span class="caps">TSFP</span>) center in Wai.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Maternity Ward Taking Shape: Q2 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/09/01/students-gaining-competence-and-practice-q2-2018/ 2019-03-14T11:54:08-07:00 2018-09-01T11:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li><strong>Maintained high-power generator</strong> (purchased and installed earlier this year) for RMF’s office on the premises of Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>), which can provide support to <span class="caps">JTH</span> when needed.</li> <li>Donated one electric blood suction machine to support the hospital’s main operating theatre during operations.</li> <li>Provided a top-up allowance for one public health officer to support <span class="caps">RMF</span> in <span class="caps">JTH</span> activities.</li> <li><strong>Funded the installation of a prefabricated office space</strong> for the Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>) Pharmaceutical unit, following a request placed by <span class="caps">JTH</span> administration after the displacement of the unit due to ongoing construction within the hospital.</li> <li>Established an efficient, prefabricated office space for the <span class="caps">JTH</span> store and pharmaceutical officer next to RMF’s office on the hospital premises.</li> <li><strong>Continued to support the hospital’s human resources</strong> by paying the monthly salary of a highly experienced, registered midwife who is heading the Maternity department of Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>).</li> <li>Continued to support the hospital’s human resource capacity by paying the monthly salary of an <strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> registered nurse</strong> serving in the Gynecology department.</li> <li>Facilitated cleaning of the hospital premises and continued to support <span class="caps">RMF</span> cleaners attached to the Surgical Emergency unit to supplement the few cleaners maintained by the Ministry of Health (<span class="caps">MOH</span>), including procurement of adequate cleaning materials.</li> <li>Continued monitoring and mentorship of trained healthcare professionals on the usage of Health eVillages tablets.</li> <li><strong>Facilitated and coordinated weekly meetings</strong> with the <span class="caps">MOH</span>, Health Link, <span class="caps">HPF</span>, UN agencies, and partners on how to improve services at <span class="caps">JTH</span>.</li> <li>Continued to <strong>support high-speed Wi-Fi</strong> internet services at RMF’s office on the premises of Juba Teaching Hospital.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Committed to Women and Children's Health: Q1 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/06/11/q1-2018/ 2018-06-11T15:22:59-07:00 2018-06-11T13:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <p>In September 2016, <span class="caps">RMF</span> entered into a partnership agreement with <span class="caps">UNICEF</span> to rejuvenate the primary healthcare centers in Gorwai (Ayod County) and Pibor (Pibor County) in order to provide quality <span class="caps">MNCH</span> (maternal, neonatal, and child health) and <span class="caps">PMTCT</span> (prevention of mother to child transmission) services for communities in need. Both health centers were rejuvenated and began providing these services in December 2016.</p> <p><strong>However, when <span class="caps">UNICEF</span> funding ended in July 2017, <span class="caps">RMF</span> was forced to limit our <span class="caps">MNCH</span>/<span class="caps">PMTCT</span> services to Pibor, and in February 2018, <span class="caps">MNCH</span> and <span class="caps">PMTCT</span> project operations ceased. <span class="caps">RMF</span> continues to provide nutrition services in both counties, and we are pursuing funding from <span class="caps">IMA</span> World Health and donors in hopes of restoring much-needed <span class="caps">MNCH</span> and <span class="caps">PMTCT</span> services in Ayod and Pibor.</strong></p> <ul> <li>In collaboration with the Boma State Ministry of Health, <span class="caps">RMF</span> <strong>provided pharmaceuticals and consumables</strong> for Pibor <span class="caps">PHCC</span> (primary healthcare center).</li> <li><span class="caps">RMF</span> facilitated and maintained Pibor <span class="caps">PHCC</span>, which continued to <strong>provide quality maternal, neonatal, and child health services through February 7, 2018</strong> (two months without <span class="caps">UNICEF</span> funding).</li> <li>Supported and maintained the <strong><span class="caps">EPI</span> (expanded program on immunization) cold chain system in Pibor</strong> <span class="caps">PHCC</span>, which continued to function throughout the quarter.</li> <li>Facilitated and participated in a <strong>national immunization campaign targeting children under 5</strong> years of age in Pibor County.</li> <li>Facilitated and <strong>conducted 11 community outreach sessions</strong> in Pibor.</li> <li>Procured and delivered an <strong>adequate amount of essential foodstuffs</strong> for RMF’s relocated staff (those recruited from Juba and deployed in Pibor), since basic commodities are not available in these areas.</li> <li><strong>Facilitated the transportation of pharmaceuticals and consumables</strong> to Pibor <span class="caps">PHCC</span> through regular <span class="caps">UNHAS</span> flights.</li> <li>Facilitated in-country <strong>transportation of health staff from Pibor to Juba</strong> and back through regular <span class="caps">UNHAS</span> flights.</li> <li>Continued <strong>facilitation of our health team’s participation in all coordination activities/meetings</strong> at national and state levels.</li> <li><strong>Provided an adequate communication allowance</strong>, which enhanced good coordination between Juba and the field site.</li> </ul> <p><strong>In spite of limited funding and operations, the integrated <span class="caps">MNCH</span>/<span class="caps">PMTCT</span> program in Pibor was able to achieve the following milestones during this reporting quarter:</strong></p> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Supporting Midwives, Tutors, and Trainers: Q1 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/06/08/january-march-2018/ 2018-06-09T10:23:54-07:00 2018-06-08T12:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <h4>Continued Support of Staff and Students</h4> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h5>Summary of Activities&nbsp;</h5> <p>Implemented activities in line with RMF-sponsored activities and project objectives:&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <p>Continued support of college human resources through <strong>payment of the South Sudanese national tutor&rsquo;s salary</strong>. In addition to her role of lecturing and mentoring students in clinical studies, the experienced national tutor provided by RMF continued to support JCONAM&rsquo;s administration in management of the college.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p></li> <li> <p>Continued paying the <strong>monthly salary of a highly experienced, registered midwife</strong>&nbsp;who is heading the Maternity department of Juba Teaching Hospital (JTH) and mentoring students from JCONAM during their clinical practice at the hospital.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></li> <li> <p>The two master trainers for the Health eVillages project continued to benefit from the tablets preloaded with medical materials. They continued do quick reference checks during lectures and clinical work, hence <strong>improving the quality of service delivery.</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></li> <li> <p>Continued to <strong>support the consultative process</strong>&nbsp;in developing policies/guidelines and strengthening the South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association.&nbsp;</p></li> <li> <p><strong>Provided support to the National Ministry of Health</strong>, Republic of South Sudan and project partners in the coordination and implementation of project activities over the reporting period. Support and activities are in line with the approved JCONAM annual work plan.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></li> <li> <p>Continued <strong>facilitation of interlinkages with UNFPA, MOH, IMC</strong>, and other stakeholders to guarantee quality assurance in the implementation of both nursing and midwifery curricula in the diploma program.&nbsp;</p></li> <li> <p>Coordinated RMF activities with other organizations and UN agencies supporting the Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery (JCONAM) by <strong>participating in meetings and conferences.</strong></p></li> <li> <p>JCONAM students in clinical practice <strong>continued to provide healthcare services</strong>&nbsp;at Juba Teaching Hospital (JTH) and primary healthcare centers within the city of Juba, bridging gaps in human resources and improving quality of care.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></li> <li> <p>The college <strong>continued to house students from Kajo Keji Health Training Institute</strong>&nbsp;due to relocation of the students and teaching staff to Juba because of insecurity in the area.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/assets/5b1ae1d123f8123b5e10ce4f/1IMG_20180216_100051.jpg" /><br /> JCONAM third-year student demonstrating early prevention of hypothermia immediately after delivery&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/assets/5b1ae1d223f8123b9a0035e7/2IMG_20180216_090207.jpg" /><br /> Students showing how to set up and perform resuscitation of a newborn with a low Apgar score&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/assets/5b1ae1d023f8123b5e10ce4d/3jconam_students.jpg" /><br /> JCONAM students have the freedom to access practical rooms for training demonstrations.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/assets/5b1ae1d223f8123b8a00a3cb/4IMG_20140706_191406.jpg" /><br /> Midwifery Tutor Judith Draleru showing students how to conduct an abdominal examination of a pregnant woman&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/assets/5b1ae1d423f8123bc4002218/5IMG_20140706_183116.jpg" /><br /> JCONAM midwifery students demonstrating how to conduct positive pressure ventilation for a child who fails to establish normal breathing after resuscitation&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/assets/5b1ae1d323f8123bb1001be4/6IMG_20140706_172412.jpg" /><br /> JCONAM midwifery and nursing students jointly commemorating World AIDS Day with health messages for prevention&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/assets/5b1ae1d223f8123b7002dedf/7IMG_20140706_172712.jpg" /><br /> JCONAM students advocating for access and uptake of female condom use&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/assets/5b1ae1e023f8123b7002dee1/8IMG_20140706_184442.jpg" /><br /> Counseling attendees on safe reproductive health practices&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/assets/5b1ae1e323f8123bb1001be6/9IMG_20180216_115051.jpg" />JCONAM student demonstrating how to perform nonseptic manual vacuum aspiration (MVA)&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="/assets/5b1ae1e323f8123b9a0035e9/10IMG_20180216_115025.jpg" />&nbsp;JCONAM midwifery student demonstrating how to insert a vaginal speculum with minimal risk of trauma and infection<br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="/assets/5b1ae1e323f8123b5e10ce59/11IMG_20180216_084757.jpg" /><br /> JCONAM midwifery student demonstrating how to conduct manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) during an emergency&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Purchasing New Materials to Enhance Care: Q1 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/06/07/purchasing-new-materials-to-enhance-care-q1-2018/ 2018-06-11T14:29:47-07:00 2018-06-07T16:35:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>Purchased and installed a <strong>high-power generator</strong> for RMF’s office on the premises of Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>), which can provide support to <span class="caps">JTH</span> when needed.</li> <li>Donated one <strong>electric blood suction machine</strong> to support the hospital’s main operating theatre during operations.</li> <li>Provided a top-up allowance for one public health officer to support <span class="caps">RMF</span> in <span class="caps">JTH</span> activities.</li> <li>Funded the installation of a prefabricated office space for the Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>) Pharmaceutical unit, following a request placed by <span class="caps">JTH</span> administration after the displacement of the unit due to ongoing construction within the hospital.</li> <li>Continued to support the hospital’s human resources by <strong>paying the monthly salary</strong> of a highly experienced, registered midwife who is heading the Maternity department of Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>).</li> <li>Continued to <strong>support the hospital’s human resource capacity</strong> by providing one <span class="caps">RMF</span> registered nurse, now serving in the Gynecology department.</li> <li>Facilitated cleaning of the hospital premises and continued to support <span class="caps">RMF</span> cleaners attached to the Surgical Emergency unit to supplement the few cleaners maintained by the Ministry of Health (<span class="caps">MOH</span>), including procurement of adequate cleaning materials.</li> <li>Continued <strong>monitoring and mentorship of trained healthcare professionals</strong> on the usage of Health eVillages tablets.</li> <li>Facilitated and coordinated weekly meetings with the <span class="caps">MOH</span>, Health Link, <span class="caps">HPF</span>, UN agencies, and partners on how to improve services at <span class="caps">JTH</span>.</li> <li>Continued to support <strong>high-speed Wi-Fi internet</strong> services at RMF’s office on the premises of Juba Teaching Hospital.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Nutrition Staff Receive Mentorship and Training: Q1 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/06/02/nutrition-staff-receive-mentorship-and-training-q1-2018/ 2018-06-04T11:14:13-07:00 2018-06-02T11:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>With additional support from <span class="caps">OFDA</span>, <span class="caps">WFP</span>, and <span class="caps">UNICEF</span>, our Mogok <strong><span class="caps">CMAM</span> center was able to scale up activities</strong> by <strong>opening two additional outreach centers</strong> for the management of under-5 <span class="caps">SAM</span> and <span class="caps">MAM</span> cases. This has <strong>widened access and uptake</strong> of the services.</li> <li>With support from <span class="caps">RMF</span> headquarters, all our <span class="caps">CMAM</span> sites in Ayod and Boma were <strong>fully funded in terms of operating costs</strong> throughout the reporting quarter.</li> <li>Facilitated the <strong>maintenance of our <span class="caps">CMAM</span> sites</strong> in Ayod and Boma throughout the reporting quarter.</li> <li>Supported the <strong>operations of all nutrition centers</strong> in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Continued to <strong>support the satellite phone services</strong> through payment of monthly subscription fees, as this is the only means of communication in those hard to reach areas where <span class="caps">RMF</span> works and where routine phone services are not available. This <strong>enhances communication and coordination of RMF’s programs and program sites</strong>.</li> <li><strong>Facilitated routine in-country travel</strong> of nutrition staff between Juba and different nutrition centers in Ayod and Boma with <span class="caps">UNHAS</span> flights.</li> <li>Through good coordination with the nutrition cluster, logistics cluster, and others, as well as regular <span class="caps">UNHAS</span> flights, <span class="caps">RMF</span> <strong>delivered adequate nutrition supplies to all our sites</strong> in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Continued <strong>support of high-speed Wi-Fi internet service</strong> in the Juba office and in Jiech and Boma to <strong>enable easy communication and coordination</strong>.</li> <li>A <strong>stabilization center (SC) was established</strong> in Jiech.</li> <li><strong><span class="caps">IMA</span> World Health provided and delivered the setup items</strong> for the stabilization center (SC) in Jiech.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org