Health in the community

Mary Immaculate DOR Hospital

Founded in 2002, this county-sized hospital is situated 75 km south east of Rumbek and is the largest and best-equipped hospital in the region. It offers 111 beds in four departments (maternity, paediatric, medical, isolation and surgical) and has an operating theatre on 24-hour standby. The facility also offers an outpatient facility, a laboratory, pharmacy, radiology department, an OPD plus ANC/EPI clinic, kitchens, dormitories, office suite and a nursing training centre with boarding facilities for 48 students.

The hospital has a permanent staff of 92 (of which 11 are expatriates) and 24 part time and trainee staff. The hospital is a referral centre for HIV cases, offering VCT, PMTCT and ART therapy. A weekly outreach team takes antenatal / Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and childhood immunization (EPI) services to different communities in the catchment area. There is also a leprosy and TB clinic and a centre for nutritional support to vulnerable patients.

Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC), Rumbek

This busy health care facility offers medical support to around 2,500 patients per month. The most common diseases treated include malaria, skin infections, respiratory diseases, typhoid fever, urinary tract infection and diarrhea. The centre also offers HIV/AIDS testing and counselling, an Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), an Emergency Feeding Program (EFP)
for malnourished children and health education workshops on personal hygiene, proper care for cuts/wounds, caring for the environment and prevention of communicable diseases.

Health in the community

We work closely with a wide range of religious communities in promoting health in the community, we also work to resolve marital disputes, provide shelter for abused women and girls, bring succour to the leper community and provide hostels for vulnerable girls.