According to Grace Mukasa of the African Medical and Research Foundation, there are only 700 health care workers in all of Southern Sudan. One hundred of those are doctors. They serve over eight million people. That's approximately 1 health care worker for every 11,500 people. Compare that with Europe, where there are 19 health care workers for every 1000 people.
Part of our plan for the Pongborong Health Care Clinic is to train health care workers who can serve in the clinic and in mobile units to travel to the more remote areas.
These statistics are sobering reminders of just how vital this project is for the Ayual community and Southern Sudan.