Access to health care is one of the fundamental basic human rights to which all the people of the world are entitled. Health care has been free to all the citizens of Sudan during the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium Rule (1898-1955) as well as under the successive post-independence governments of Sudan from 1956-1989. In the 1990s, the universal health care system that Sudan has had for a hundred years was replaced with a market-based health care system in which health care is no longer viewed as a fundamental right, but a market commodity to be traded, bought and sold to the highest bidder.
In Southern Sudan, the collapse of the health care system in the Sudan coupled with protracted civil wars that have been ravaging on and off since 1955 have led to total disintegration of health care and health facilities throughout Southern Sudan. The challenge for the Balanda Community Association is how to bring health care to the underserved Balanda people in Western Equatoria and Western Bahr El Ghazal States respectively so as to meet the enormous and largely unfulfilled health care needs.
Medical Volunteers Needed:
We have need of the following volunteers:
- Physical therapists
- Medical Technicians
Medical Professionals can volunteer their time and services to provide much needed medical care and training of medical staff in Western Bahr El Ghazal and Western Equatoria States in South Sudan.