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South Sudan Maternity & Paediatrics Ward

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Kiwis For South Sudan

$18,890 of $18,000 goal

Given by 43 generous donors in 8 weeks


Help us build a 20 bed ward to care for sick children and pregnant mothers in rural South Sudan

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  Auckland Mission Aid International Development

Hi there,

We’re Kiwi doctors who for the last 3 years have been helping run a Maternal Child Health Program in South Sudan.

South Sudan has one of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world. It has very few trained health care workers per capita, less than 50% of South Sudanese live within walking distance of a health facility, and existing facilities struggle to maintain steady supplies of drugs to a lack of roads. Many of our patients walk for 2-3 days with their children in the blazing sun to receive medical care!

In just 10 weeks IDAT are opening our new Maternal Child Health Clinic which will greatly enlarge our capacity to help the children and pregnant mothers of Tonj. Once this is opened we would like to start construction of a Maternity & Paediatrics Ward, to allow us to provide inpatient care to the sickest of our patients.

An engineer from NZ has drawn up plans for a 20 bed ward split into a 12 bed paediatric unit, and a 8 bed maternity unit. The projected cost is $40,000, and construction is estimated to take 5 months.

Our current 8 bed ward which has reached the end of it’s lifespan is usually full, and often we have patients on mattresses on the floor due to a lack of bed space. We believe that over the coming decades this new ward will help save thousands of lives of some of the most vulnerable mothers and children in the world.

We have already had $22,000 donated by generous Kiwis & Aussies (thank you!!), but still need another $18,000 to get us there. And you can help make it happen!

Thanks for your generous support for the people of South Sudan

Jono & Destinee Macleod.

Kiwis For South Sudan's involvement (page creator)

We're doctors volunteering in South Sudan who will be helping oversee construction of the new ward

About us

Kiwis for South Sudan (KFSS) is a New Zealand based charity that seeks to improve the health of South Sudanese people by funding health related activities. The charity is run entirely by volunteers meaning every dollar donated goes toward projects in South Sudan. The board of directors in NZ between them have decades of experience in development work, management, marketing and medical work. KFSS primarlly fund projects run by their on the ground partners Jono & Destinee Macleod, who are medical doctors from New Zealand.

Use of funds

Funds will be used to purchase materials and pay builders to construct a new 20 bed maternity/paediatrics ward in South Sudan

Latest donations

  • Clothes Auction Whangarei

    Clothes Auction Whangarei on 12 Oct 2017


    Yay keep up the amazing work you're all doing! Love from Whangarei


  • Trish F

    Trish F on 05 Oct 2017



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 04 Oct 2017


    You're doing what I'd love to do, but can't. Keep up the great work and may God strengthen and bless you.


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 24 Sep 2017


    Hi Jono and Destiny! Keep up the good work. May God bless your endeavours and strengthen you for the work ahead. Love you all!


  • Dave & Yu Hwee

    Dave & Yu Hwee on 17 Sep 2017


    Hey guys - another one for this awesome cause :)


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This page was created on 24 Aug 2017 and closed on 20 Oct 2017.
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