In South Sudan, ALIMA and its local NGO partner, AFOD (Action for Development), have been providing free health care in the hospital in the northwestern city of Raja since May 2017 after, following a period of conflict between government and opposition forces, the government forces regained control of the city. Mobile clinics have been reaching local populations outside of Raja city since July 2017.
Despite the relative stability in Raja, the health care needs remain enormous. Today, 80% of health facilities are managed by NGOs. Over 5 million people are in need of health assistance throughout the country. The national rates for acute malnutrition are well above the 15% emergency threshold set by the World Health Organization - as high as 23% in some areas.
The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is a medical humanitarian organization that works hand-in-hand with a network of local health organizations to provide quality medical care to the most vulnerable people during emergency situations and recurrent crises. ALIMA’s mission is to save as many lives as possible by providing the best medical care.
Based in Dakar, Senegal, ALIMA has treated more than 2 million patients in 12 countries since its creation in 2009 and launched 10 research projects focusing on malnutrition, malaria and Ebola virus.