The St Therese Hosptial
The St Therese, Comboni Mission Hospital in Nzara is run by Sr. Laura and provides healthcare to the local community, people displaced by the growing violence in South Sudan, and refugees from the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The hospital focuses on paediatric care for children under 5, maternity healthcare and people affected by malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy and malnourishment. In the last year, the hospital has opened a new maternity wing, constructed a blood bank and surgical wing, and soon the special ophthalmic clinic will be completed.
South Sudan faces unprecedented challenges owing to the pandemic, rising international fuel and food prices from the war in Ukraine, and three consecutive years of extensive floods. The country has some of the worst inflations rates in the world, making it increasingly difficult for the hospital to afford drugs and equipment. Equally, patients entering the hospital are unable to pay for medical care, therefore, charitable donations are essential in allowing people to access treatment.