Our Ambitions for 2018
Working to help victims of war SURVIVE and THRIVE.
Being able to provide lifesaving care at the right time in a high-quality and respectful manner has been our standard. In this coming year we hope to continue to help people survive illness and war and go beyond that to helping people start thriving again.
Continue to provide lifesaving care to people running from war in South Sudan. We provide a refuge where the sick and weary can get healthy again. This refuge is provided through our clinics. All victims of war are traumatized and in poor condition physically. We help them get healthy.
Expand our maternity services into two regions of Rhino Camp, Northern Uganda. As the number of new arrivals from South Sudan increases daily, we must improve our services, our clinics and scale up maternity services at our newer Mvepi Clinic. We anticipate delivering approximately 4,000 babies next year in this project.
Establish a clinic serving displaced people in another region of North Kivu, DR Congo. This area has been ravaged by war consistently over the past year with no time for healing. We plan to treat approximately 2,000 people/month by February and have the capacity to feed 40 severely malnourished children/month in our feeding program.
Train 100 health workers among the South Sudanese and Congolese population displaced on the Uganda border. These men and women will create a health network in the United Nations Refugee Camp where all people have access to health education, disease prevention and medical services.
Train 50 health workers in DR Congo to recognize malnutrition, treat severe malaria and to safely deliver babies.
Increase our focus on psychological care of traumatized victims through mental health programs.
Provide spiritual support and hope for the future through trainings and chaplains.
Employ 100 refugees in GRI programs globally.
Provide 500 families in Uganda, DR Congo and a possible new project with access to land, agricultural training and all necessary supplies. This will reduce dependency of the refugee populations on general feeding programs from international aid groups and restore their confidence that they can provide for their families even in displacement.
Assess two new sites for possible GRI intervention.