Kadugli Diocese

Diocesan Emergency Medicine Initiative

 

 

Location:                               Nuba Mountains (South Kordofan)
Implementing Sector:         Diocese of Kadugli, Liaison Office, Juba
Budget 
                                SSP 30,900. ( USD 7,725 )
Duration:                              Three Months

 

Contact:                                 Rev Mahmoud Kalbash – Diocesan Secretary

Liaison Office Juba, South Sudan          Telephone: 00211955585954, Email mhoud_kbh@yahoo.com

  

Background Information:

The Nuba Mountains, known also as South Kordofan State, is in the south of the Republic of Sudan. People in the Nuba Mountains have experienced a half peace between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army - North (SPLA/ N) since the signing of the cease fire agreement in 2002. This was followed by the signing of the CPA in 2005. However this has not been kept, and war has continued.

The situation for the people became more difficult in 2011 when the war between the Government and the SPLA/ N spread throughout the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile Region. Most areas in South Kordofan are controlled by the SPLA/ N. As a result the Diocese of Kadugli divided into two, some churches being in the area controlled by the Government, and others in the SPLA/ N areas.

  

Problem Statement:

As a result of these 4 years of civil war in Sudan, the Nuba people are facing many problems and the most critical of priorities are MEDICINE and FOOD.  The Government of Sudan has expelled and banned all humanitarian agencies and all NGOs working in Sudan, forcing them to leave the country. Since then the Nuba people have experienced unimaginable suffering because of the lack of food and medicine. Many NGOs have tried to close the gap in services during the war, it would absolutely be unreasonable for these services to cease after peace is realized.

The need for basic food and medicine are the crisis in the Nuba Mountains region especially medicine. This need is exacerbated by more than 4 years of civil war. The war has severely paralyzed social activity, normal human activities and other usual resources are also depleted. The humanitarian sector suffered the biggest blow, as it was weak even prior to break out of the civil war in the region.

Nuba people are experiencing daily bombardments from the government of Sudan and this has led many citizens to run and hide themselves in caves, holes, valleys and in streams. The Nuba people are known as farmers and they cultivate their land during the rain season but because of these bombardments, they are not able to practice their daily activities. So, peace is the only hope for a country that has lagged behind in development for three decades because of war. The same applies to the regions that were directly involved in war.

  

Problem Justification:

The humanitarian project of providing food and medicine for the people of Nuba Mountains is one of helping the many women, children and disabled people who are denied the basic services from their government. Even the international community and other aid bodies are just watching silently without trying to intervene to solve or stop the ongoing suffering of the Nuba people. Supporting these venerable people with relief food and medicine will save many lives of Nuba people in South Kordofan. The current war poses risks to children and mothers as well as puts unnecessary stress on people with already poor health. We wish through implementing the humanitarian project to improve the quality of service given to the beneficiaries. Namely vulnerable Nuba people, women and children.

 

The Impact of the Conflict:

Having heard concerns from various reports of the magnitude of the suffering and the plight of our people; as a result of this political crisis, we believe that the conflict has not only caused tragedy, but created a black mark in the life of our country and a lack of trust. Many people are exposed to injury and sub standard nutrition leading to illnesses and infection that could easily be treated under more normal circumstances. Simple infections can lead to more serious conditions without the basic medical care we are asking to be provided. Lack of proper nutrition is putting vulnerable people at risk and ignorance of medical needs leave people suffering that could easily be eased. Many are in need of simple medical attention that has not been available for years.   

 

Sustainability

The Diocesan Liaison Office plans to utilize mechanisms to mobilize the Nuba people to help the program to support food and medicine distribution in the future. The project will be set for three months. Many Nuba people are willing to help assist in the relief of suffering Nuba people.

 

The Budget

Kadugli Diocese has changed the place of purchasing the drugs and we have budgeted to buy the drugs in South Sudan because the medicines will be purchased from Juba.  This is the most cost effective we can be. The table below shows a proposed list of essential drugs enough for two health centres for three months. That we hope to deliver in 2016.

The budget for transportation is not complete because we do not yet know how many and how heavy the cartons of drugs will be.

Personally I am still stressed about the medicine because the areas where I visited in the Nuba Mountains recently are far from the big health care centre which is in Kauda on the Eastern side of Kadugli State. This means many people are far from care or medical help.

 

A Table of Medicines

 

Description

Unit

Type

Unit Price

Quantity

SSP

USD

 

 

 

 

SSP

 

 

 

1.

Artesunate+Fansidar

50 mg tabs

strip

11

200

2,200

550

2.

Artesunate+ Fansidar

100 mg tabs

strip

24

250

6,000

1,500

3.

Artemther

80 mg

inj

17

120

2,040

510

4.

Artemether

40 mg

inj

17

150

2,550

637.5

5.

Amoxicillin

125mg/ml syrup

Bottles

08

200

1,600

400

6.

Amoxicillin

250 mg/ml Syrup

Bottles

11

150

1,650

412.5

7.

Co-trimoxazole

Syrup

Bottles

05

250

1,250

312.5

8.

Erythromycin

syrup

Bottles

13

200

1,950

487.5

9.

Metronidazole

Syrup

bottles

06

300

1,800

450

10.

Paracetamole

Syrup

bottles

05

300

1,500

375

11.

Praziquantile

600 mg

tabs

280

10

2,800

700

12.

Lignocaine 2%

5ml

bottles

10

10

100

025

13.

Folic Acid

5 mg

tabs

16

60

960

240

14.

Mosquito nets

 

 

45

 

4,500

1,125

15.

Transport from Juba to Yida - Nuba Mts.

1kgs

 

15

 

 

 

 

Total Amount

 

 

 

 

30,900

7,725

  

I will appreciate if you can approve half of the budget for drugs. As I had stated earlier in this proposal there is a severe need of medicine because the government refuses to allow the NGOs to come and help the Nuba people.

This is my appeal to you and the trustees of your organization for your consideration.

Yours Faithfully Rev. Mahamoud Kalbash Angalo
Diocesan Secretary, Kadugli Diocese
Liaison Office Juba, South Sudan
Telephone: 00211955585954, Email mhoud_kbh@yahoo.com