The treatment centers will also include an outpatient monitoring and feeding program for children, as well as women who are pregnant or nursing, who are malnourished but not at immediate risk of death and can be treated at home.
The clinics will be outfitted with solar equipment, beds, plastic chairs, mattresses, benches and other office supplies, paid for with funding that came in as a result of IMA’s emergency appeal.
When the clinics are complete, the permanent structures will ensure the most vulnerable are served in the world’s youngest nation.
IMA has operated in the area since 2008, before South Sudan was an independent nation. It is one of the few international health service delivery organizations continuing to address critical needs in South Sudan.