In South Sudan, preventable diseases are the leading causes of death, and the maternal mortality rate continues to be one of the highest in the world. Having access to basic medical care in this region can literally save thousands of lives. FHL is the conduit through which we provide the physical, psychological, and spiritual care to all in our network, and it connects each orphanage and clinic.
From day one of Make Way Partners we knew that to help victims of human trafficking or oppression, medical care would be a huge component. As we’ve built each orphanage, a small clinic has been included at each site. However, these are rudimentary clinics run by base-line caregivers, unfortunately the best in Sudan and South Sudan at the time. Even still, over the last several years as support has grown, this medical infrastructure continues to improve and deepen our care throughout each Make Way Partners location.
FHL assumes full responsibility for all oversight of each orphanage clinic—from administration, to training, to medical supplies. It will very soon include a sterile surgical unit in South Sudan, saving lives and thousands of dollars with in-country surgeries.
The FHL medical network also serves to address the needs of the whole person who suffers severe trauma—from physical, to psychological, to spiritual care utilizing the principles of our equine facilitated trauma-informed care. Our Mission Farm Training Center is the perfect “safe zone” to host much of our trauma-informed care for both nationals and internationals.