LIVEWELL SOUTH SUDAN (LiveWell) is a non-profit organization registered in the Republic of South Sudan as charitable agency focusing on health and development. We are currently operating in Mangateen’s IDP Camps, Newsite, Hai Referendum, Giada, Lologo 2 and Gumbo-Shirkat at the outskirt of Juba in Central Equatoria State. This year, the agency has proposed to extend its operations in Awerial of Lake State, Bor South of Jonglei State, and Pibor of Boma State as soon as we get funded. LiveWell was started by a group of medical professionals and public health specialists in Maternal Child Health, Epidemiology, Reproductive Health and Health Care Management/administration in July 2013.
“Improving the Healthcare Services for our People”
LiveWell operations are based on its vision, which is a “Healthy, Endowed and a Peaceful nation”. To reach such a nation, LiveWell runs a health care programs that could cut across nutrition, water; sanitation; & hygiene (WASH), gender & child protection, and capacity building programs. Within the organization, we narrowed it down so as to identify health problem that resulted from poor nutrition, Gender-based violence, poor WASH practices, harmful traditional practices, customary laws against children and women, cattle rustling, child abductions, diseases outbreak so as to prevent, protect and manage them appropriately.”
To provide quality health care and developmental services to all, but prioritizing on inaccessible; conflict-affected areas; internally displayed persons (IDPs) or protection of civilian’s units (POCs) that focused on curative & preventative primary health care services, and health education through partnership at all level. To achieve this, we had to established a primary health care center and unit to treat diseases, prevent and promote health by changing community behavior on nutrition, water; sanitation; hygiene; gender; and harmful cultural practices, conduct community outreaches on GBV & child abuse response; protection; and prevention, assess nutritional status of pregnancy women; children; & their mothers. With this achieved, the nation would use clean and accessible water, reduced or prevent malnutrition rate, women and children became empowered socioeconomically, improved community attitudes, knowledge and practices and the existing structures would be strengthened.
- Prevent and decrease mortality and morbidity in remote settings, IDPS and conflict-affected areas of South Sudan.
- Reduce, response and prevent the occurrences of Gender-based Violence and child abuses.
- Reduced malnutrition in children, pregnant and lactating mothers in the remote settings of South Sudan.
- Prevent and reduced emergency diseases outbreak from poor WASH practices
- To increased access to quality curative and preventative healthcare services to returnees, conflict-affected areas; internally displayed persons (IDPs) and other remote areas that are inaccessible to other agencies.
- To increase access to basic response and preventive services for Gender-based Violence and child abuses related to economics, army, and harmful cultural practices.
- To increased access to basic curative and preventative nutrition amongst returnees, IDPS, and rural areas that are inaccessible in South Sudan.
- To promote the use of accessible clean water using the local resources, and good sanitation hygiene practices.
We have planned to carried out five projects that are cutting across each. These projects include; Health, Gender and Child protections, WASH, and Nutrition projects which reviewed the vision, mission, and goals of LiveWell Organization with the Board members, executive team and the employees through mapping out the responsibilities of each level of management within a given period of time. The strategies used for the review includes capacity buildings, partnership, community participation etc.