“In South Sudan, ALIMA and its local NGO partner, AFOD (Action for Development), have been providing free health care in the hospital in the north-western city of Raja since May 2017. Our teams have been reaching local populations outside of Raja city with mobile health clinics 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, according to OCHA. 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.
Eymeric Laurent-Gascoin recently returned from South Sudan, where he worked as Emergency Coordinator for ALIMA. An avid photographer, Eymeric documented ALIMA’s program in Raja, and stories of the patients he met.”
You can also see more pictures of it on my webiste: Inside ALIMA