Rumbek / Sudan

Capacity Building and Laboratory School in Rumbek

At the lab school in Rumbek, the students learn how to identify viruses and bacteria which cause diseases like tuberculosis or HIV.
At the lab school in Rumbek, the students learn how to identify viruses and bacteria which cause diseases like tuberculosis or HIV.

In all of Malteser International's projects, local capacity building plays a very important role. The sustainability of the organisation's help is assured through health education for the population and trainings for medical staff. Thereby, Malteser International informs the local communities about the necessity and the methods of treatment. The education and information is carried out in a comprehensive way using the local language. This is the only way to motivate the local population to go to an examination and to be treated.

The laboratory in Rumbek is one of the biggest in South Sudan. It is affiliated to the Arcangelo-Ali- Health-Centre and carries out extensive tests, for example for tuberculosis, Hepatitis B or Syphilis.

At the same time, South Sudanese laboratory students are trained to be laboratory technicians and laboratory assistants.

  • Decrease of patients infected with tuberculosis and leprosy
  • health care education for the population
  • training of local medical staff in the public hospitals and health care centres
  • 2-year educational programme for laboratory technicians and assistants
Project data
Duration:
since 2002
Financing:European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion para el Desarrollo (AECID), Malteser in the archdiocese Cologne, donations
Partner:Diocese Rumbek, MOH
 
Contact
Malteser:Lisa Schoenmeier
info(at)malteser-international.org
 

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