Children under five are the most vulnerable to preventable illnesses like malaria, cholera and measles. Photo: Mark Nonkes

In South Sudan, children and their mothers are dying due to preventable illnesses like malaria, cholera, and measles, which are prevalent due to poor nutrition and low levels of immunity and immunization coverage. Two out of five South Sudanese children are malnourished. Prolonged conflict makes delivering the country’s health services even more difficult.

LIFE is supporting World Vision’s efforts to build the health system’s skills, resources, and systems at all levels so that child and maternal deaths are reduced, and families have access to universal health coverage.

The following project focuses will make an incredible difference:

  • Growth monitoring for children under the age of 5,
  • Creation of mother to mother support groups,
  • Rehabilitation of malnourished children, and
  • The provision of antenatal, neonatal and postnatal care for mothers.

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