South Sudan Health Empowering All Lives (South Sudan HEAL)
Supporting health education to prevent illness and support local health workers efforts
Describe the need affecting community
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
The importance of repetition in effecting healthy behavior change is recognized in this country with on-going challenges. Expansion of health education for all age groups is requested and will be implemented as funding and resources are available. Collaborating with the County Health Departments and other faith-based health facilities is building the capacity of South Sudanese health workers to provide sustainable, improved health care with this needy setting.
Describe the primary goal of the project
GOAL: Improve health of individuals, families, and communities within South Sudan, working through UMC church communities and government health facilities with health education and prevention.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project
With the help of this Advance Special the capacity of community and church leaders to work alongside the government health facility workers will be raised through education, for a better understanding of healthy behaviors which will lead to better health for all persons.