S. Sudan Red Cross builds maternity home in Alek
By Mandela Nelson Denis
South Sudan Red Cross has built a new maternity ward in Alek, South Gogrial State. The ward can handle fourteen deliveries at a time.
Speaking to Juba Monitor from Kuajock yesterday, Salva Akot, the head of Red Cross branch in Kuajock said the new facility was handed over to the state authorities on 1st August.
The team also built a drug store in Gogrial as part of its support to bettering the health lives of South Sudanese across the country.
“The maternity waiting room and drugstore was handed over to the authorities of Gogrial to support the health of the locals,” Akot said.
Akot revealed that solar power has been installed at the two units to ensure they operate in the night.
He said the two facilities were built with support from the Canadian Red Cross as part of Maternity New Child Born project, which started in 2014.
Akot added professional midwives will be deployed at the new maternity ward to ensure safe deliveries.