IMA World Health/Staff

This year, America will celebrate its 236th birthday. We’ll don red, white and blue, fire up the grill and watch fireworks light up the sky.

This year, South Sudan will be celebrating its Independence Day, too. July 9 marks the country’s one-year anniversary. Following years of conflict and civil war, many displaced South Sudanese have returned home placing more pressure on an already fragile health system. IMA works closely with the local government to provide better access to clean water, life-saving vaccinations and prenatal care. Since 2008, the organization has worked with South Sudan’s government, international and national partners, and other health organizations to strengthen essential healthcare, delivery of quality services and the systems that sustain them as well as Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) and access to HIV/AIDS services.

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With IMA’s help, a group of South Sudanese health workers are about to return home with new lifesaving skills. Read more

For more on IMA and our work in South Sudan visit our country page.