Project for 2008

As usual, the selection meeting found it difficult to choose between three very good proposals; at the first vote was very close, with no one proposal having an overall majority.  On the second vote between top two, the proposal from Medic Assist International was a clear winner.

 Medic Assist International: Sudan Healthcare Project – Goli Hospital Childrens Ward 

The Goli Hospital project is a partnership between the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Sudan (as a strategic civil society partner), WorldShare UK and Medic Assist International.  The ultimate purpose of this partnership is to establish credible and sustainable healthcare provision in an area where currently there is 1 doctor for 100,000 people, namely Yei County.   
This is expected to make a major contribution to the reduction of mortality and morbidity in the region of southern Sudan, particularly among women and children.  These are two key Millennium Development Goals for Africa.

The first phase of the project is complete: the building shell to provide a 50 bed healthcare facility at Goli.  The UK partners have raised 80,000 to enable this to take place, of which MAI raised 54,000 from individuals. The Sudanese partners have undertaken to assume full responsibility for running the hospital from year three of operation.  They plan to do this by means of income generating activities.  EPC/Bishop Taban has a proven track record of success in this regard.

In phase two, the partners have fully funded, completed and opened the Out Patient Department.  In its first three months, this has already provided 3,150 treatments.   MAI raised 10,000 for the capital costs and is funding staff and drug costs currently.   Also in this phase, funds have been raised and work begun to complete the block containing maternity and gynaecology wards plus operating theatres.  MAI has contributed 31,000 of the 34,000 needed.

The final block to be finished (doors, windows, internal and external finishes, electrical and wet services) contains three wards.  This will complete the 50 bed Hospital.

In addition, MAI are committed to the sending of volunteer healthcare professionals on short term assignments to train and encourage the indigenous staff.  All MAI funds have been donated by individuals, other than 2 grants, totalling 24,950, from Trusthouse Foundation and Souter Charity.

Our request to Kennington Overseas Aid is for a grant of 20,554 which will enable the partners to complete the Children’s ward with a medical team of Clinical Officer and three nursing staff.  


The full proposal can be downloaded by clicking on  pdf  or  appendices. 
Clicking on the charity's name above will take you to the charity's own web sites. 

If you would like a printed copy of the full proposal, please phone or email Clive Rodgers (739447),  Sylvia Vetta (739071), or Brenda Groth (739229).