On July 9th, 2011 South Sudan became the 193rd nation in the world. This sub-Saharan nation is the size of France without a single paved highway. With the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, the country has less than 50 licensed doctors for its 10 million people. 400 medical students are struggling to become the first generation of South Sudanese doctors.
This video is their story. As of January, 2012, the Juba medical school in South Sudan has officially reopened thanks to Ujenzi Trust, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, partners of Kissito Healthcare International.
Ujenzi Trust supports efforts to identify and build sustainable solutions to intractable health challenges in resource-poor communities. Ujenzi aims to catalyze positive change by inspiring collaboration. The world’s most pressing health and human rights challenges require innovative solutions brought about by committed communities of individuals, community groups, non-governmental organizations, corporations and governments who share a moral imperative to act.