Health Students

Health Care Assistant graduation in Kampala

The Brickworks is very committed to training quality health staff.  There is a huge need in South Sudan to train health staff and The Brickworks has made this one of its priorities.

The Brickworks is currently responsible for training Asiki Fobat (left of photo),who is in his final year of training as a Clinical Officer at the International Health Sciences University, Kampala. He will graduate later this year. The Brickworks is funding a total of five Clinical Officers, a 4th year medical student at Juba University, a midwife and a Laboratory Technician.

Our first sponsored student was Charles Agele who graduated with a degree in Health Management from the International Health Sciences University in Kampala.  He is now Manager of the Martha Clinic in Yei.  “I am so grateful to The Brickworks for giving me this amazing opportunity for study,” said Charles Agele, who was a former refugee in Congo before he began his career as a health care assistant at the Martha Clinic.

Poppy Spens, who now advises the Martha PHCC said: “During my few years in South Sudan, we were able to find and fund training courses for more than 50 Sudanese young people who wanted to develop their skills in health care.   This number includes doctors, clinical officers, nurses, midwives, laboratory technicians and health care assistants.  The current crisis in the country has affected the ability of many to continue their training due to lack of funds and The Brickworks has been able to take on some additional students so that they can complete their courses”.

Our next goal

To increase the number of health students that we can afford to sponsor each year.

Did you know?

There is a great shortage of doctors, nurses and midwives in South Sudan.

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