The political uncertainty and security concerns in Southern Sudan on the horizon associated with 2011 have many NGO’s anticipating a slowing of the decision making process within the government in the months to come. Our program however, remains central to the present mission within GOSS, The UN and now the U.S. Government, and is recognized as one of the most critical for Southern Sudan. Even with many potential obstacles, the College of Nursing and Midwifery is moving forward.
Over the past eight months, RMF has helped guide stakeholders forward to ensure the program gains traction within all participating organizations and has advocated for support within all International Aid organizations in Juba for contributions.
During this trip, I met key stakeholders within the college consortium. They included: Dr. Alexander Dimiti and Ms. Mary Marle UNFPA new Director General GOSS MOH HRD, Dr. Stanley Ambojoro, Janet Michael, Director General, Nursing & MW and her team, (pictured above), MOH DG Curative Medicine, Dr. Gabriel Loi, Head of Office UNDP Joe Feeney, Dr. Dragudi Buwa, Head of Office UNFPA, Dr. Robert Lobong, World Health Organization, Country Director, AMREF Mr. John Mwesigwa, JICA Chief Advisor to GoSS MOH HDR, Mr. Hiroyuki Kimura, and Head of OBGYN, Juba Teaching Hospital, Dr. Merghani.
New developments during this reporting period include: