Joy and Celebration Mark Graduation of Health Workers in South Sudan

Dec 2, 2015

In a fragile country where finding one’s personal path is often an uphill task, a total of 169 clinical officers and midwives graduated last week at a colourful and emotional ceremony at the National Health Training Institute in Maridi, South Sudan.

This was the 11th graduation of the institute, which is run by the Government of South Sudan with the support of Amref Health Africa.

National Health Training Institute in Maridi, South Sudan

The event was attended by the Minister for Health of the Western Equatoria State, Ms Bridget Nagomoro, the national Director of Nursing and midwifery Ms Janet Michael and the Maridi County Commissioner Mr Ismail Fatallah Abdullah. Also present was a UNFPA delegation headed by Mr Ibrhaim Sambuli

Valentina Picco,  Country Liaison Officer and Grant Manager for Amref Health Africa in Italy, attended the event:

“Witnessing the celebrations was an honour that I won’t forget. The joy in the eyes of the graduates and in the eyes of their family members filled my heart. They accomplished a fundamental milestone in becoming active agents of change not just for their families, but also for their communities and the people of South Sudan,” said Valentina.