Category: Health Care Projects

Good News!
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Good News!

Good News! The Borehole at the Liwolo Clinic is completed and ready for use after Christmas!  Since the clinic began operating in July the water has been carried by the women from the village 2km away!  We take clean water so much for granted yet almost a luxury for the Sudanese people!  This will make such...

New Year Challenge 2016
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New Year Challenge 2016

Have you signed up to join the New Year Challenge 2016 yet?  Sarah Sedgwick has set a challenge and is asking you to join her! In South Sudan, “I Miss You” resounds true with most families because they live in a country where: ** One in seven women die in childbirth ** A girl is...

First baby delivered in the Liwolo clinic
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First baby delivered in the Liwolo clinic

Joseph Aba is in Uganda to visit his children and also to buy items for the office and clinic so for the first time we managed a Skype call.  For him without a camera but as I have a Mac it is built in so he could see me.  We discussed many items which was...

Liwolo Clinic saves lives!
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Liwolo Clinic saves lives!

The Liwolo Clinic was officially opened on 22nd September but had already saved lives in the weeks leading up to the celebration.  Those that visited and received treatment included: A five year old child with severe malaria who was treated with IV antibiotics and Paracetamol A 26 year old pregnant woman with acute cystitis and fever...

Liwolo Clinic is OPEN!
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Liwolo Clinic is OPEN!

The Liwolo Clinic has finally been declared open.  The Bishop’s party which included Diocesan staff, their families, the Cress team as well as college students and others, arrived in a convoy of jeeps which was accompanied for about 2 km by a crowd of well wishers dancing and singing and waving flags, branches and any...

Jeremy & Maggie visit the NEW clinic!
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Jeremy & Maggie visit the NEW clinic!

On Tuesday evening Jeremy and Maggie were driven to Liwolo, about 40km from Romogi where the Cress base camp is staying.  Edward, the Bishop’s driver negotiated the ruts and bumps in the red, dusty roads expertly so they arrived just before dark. During the journey they were able to enjoy the wonderful countryside – very green with...

Preparing for her first visit to the South Sudan!
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Preparing for her first visit to the South Sudan!

I am Maggie Metcalfe and neither my husband Jeremy nor I have been to South Sudan before.  We went to Jinja in Uganda 5 years ago so think we have some idea of what to expect – but that really means we understand what it is like not to have any idea! My role is...

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To all those involved in running of the Liwolo Clinic

Central Equatoria, South Sudan As you may be aware I have just returned from spending a week with Joseph, Golda and Emmanuel in Uganda. I was there with Adrian Burholt and we were working hard with them on matters such as job descriptions, reporting back, targets and future plans. We also got updates on where...

Latest Liwolo Clinic News March 31st
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Latest Liwolo Clinic News March 31st

The clinic is to be opened on March 1st – in spite of no real furniture yet ! This is how it currently looks ! The latrine digging has started and will be finished in time for the opening – the local community are funding the latrine. As result of the Fund raising evening on...

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It is the little things … we take for granted!

An email from Fred about more costs following his wife’s cataract operation.  She cannot bend or lift this means she cannot – carry water on her head, cultivate her fields so therefore provide food for the children.  She can’t cook because this is done by putting a saucepan over a wood fire on the ground and...