What we do
Kissito International is a bold movement of doctors, nurses, missionaries, students, humanitarians, public health experts, and people just like you; committed to one simple goal: Saving Lives Now. Founded on strong Christian values, we seek to demonstrate Integrity, Passion, Excellence, and Respect through our daily actions.
Through government partnerships in Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, DR Congo and South Sudan, KHI works in health system strengthening to benefit 369,000 patients, safely deliver 15,000 babies and rehabilitate 13,000 malnourished women and children each year. By intervening in supply-chain management, referral system networking and human resource strengthening, KHI is immediately able to capacitate crippled public health systems in the areas we serve while piloting sustainable solutions for the long term through community-based health cooperatives and village health team outreach.
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Notes from the field
Kissito Healthcare International submitted a consolidated appeal to the United Nations Office of Coordinated Humanitarian Affairs to provide life saving emergency nutrition services and local healthcare capacity strengthening for malnourished mothers and children in the state Jonglei of South Sudan. In collaboration with Plan International and local health care services KHI will:
Perform rapid assessments
Establish stabilization centers for mothers and children
Establish outpatient therapeutic programs
Manage supplementary feeding programs
Provide community outreach and education
Build capacity of local health workers
Improve health management information systems
Coordinate local partners and government health services
In addition to the work proposed in South Sudan an appeal was also submitted to commence work to increase access to emergency nutrition services in Garowe and Bossaso. KHI’s appeal is one of only 27 approved by the UNOCHA from entries world-wide. If funded, the work will begin for one year in South Sudan and three years in Somalia, starting sometime in 2013.
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