Nurse Training Center

The Sudan Relief Fund is supporting Solidarity with South Sudan in operating a nurse and mid-wife training center, called the Catholic Health Training Institute, in Wau diocese, western South Sudan.  After it opened in 2010 with only 18 nursing students it has grown to a total of 89 nursing and midwife students.  South Sudan, having the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, is in desperate need of qualified midwifes and RN’s.

Starting in 2009 in a bat infested building covered in trash and filth Solidarity with South Sudan created a fully operational health training institute. With the help and support of the Sudan Relief Fund, the institute was proud to celebrate the graduation of their first class – 18 students – as fully qualified nurses this past July 2013. The program, which requires 3 ½ years of academic training and clinical rotations, is the first RN and SRN certified program in the history of Southern Sudan. The students, mostly male, come from all over South Sudan including 8 from the Nuba Mountains where they will hopefully return to and assist Dr. Catena in The Mother of Mercy Hospital.

The students at CHTI refer to themselves as “the nurses of the future” and with the knowledge and training they take away from their education here they will “change this small country of ours and the whole of Africa.”


Lives Saved Through Your Donations

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We are so grateful for your support and for helping us reach out to so many in our community here in Rumbek.
Grace Umeraniorphan from St. Bakhita’s, now in college in New York state
Because of your generous donations, other orphans like me will have the same opportunities I had growing up. It will help them for a lifetime.
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Dr. Tom, plus his team and the generous donors who are behind the scenes, are our heroes.
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Without the orphanage, I could not be sitting here where I am today. It’s so important, especially for someone like me who has no family.
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Without this hospital and their donors, my twins would have perished at birth.
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I want to thank all those who keep the doors of this hospital open.

Refugee Kits Save the Lives
of Vulnerable Families and Children

Sometimes these refugees haven’t eaten for days. The refugee kit provides emergency food staples such as sorghum, maize, beans, cooking oil, and salt. Only $66 today covers the cost of refugee kits for three families