Announcing Two New Opportunities

Written by Steve Blacket on Wednesday, 12 October 2016. Posted in Fulcrum Aid News, Village Health Workers - Bangladesh

Providing basic health services in Bangladesh and South Sudan

Yirol Hospital, Eastern Lakes State, South Sudan.

The Directors of Fulcrum Aid are excited to announce support for two new projects that will provide basic health care for some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. In Bangladesh Fulcrum Aid will sponsor the training of ten Village Health Workers in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and in South Sudan Fulcrum Aid will support the development of primary health services in the newly formed state of Eastern Lakes.

The request to support the training of Village Health Workers in the Bandarban Hills of Bangladesh has come from a group of women who are concerned for the high number of women giving birth without access to skilled midwives. Basic training will be provided by doctors and midwives registered with the Ministry of Health, and will cost approximately $250 AUD per trainee. Fulcrum Aid is seeking ten individuals or groups willing to sponsor one trainee.

The second opportunity is the initiative of Athina (Athieng) Duot who has a vision to support the development of primary health care in her homeland of South Sudan. Athina is a Registered Nurse and is currently undertaking further medical qualifications. Yirol is the centre of the newly formed Eastern Lakes State in the central region of South Sudan and has minimal services and infrastructure. Athina’s vision is to support training of nurses and midwives, and to resource the development of basic health care systems.

Please contact Fulcrum Aid for more information or to register your interest in these two strategic opportunities.

About the Author

Steve Blacket

Steve Blacket

Steve is the Managing Director of Fulcrum Aid, an organisation dedicated to sustainable freedom from extreme poverty with partnerships in four countries across Africa and the Asia-Pacific. Steve’s urban ministry in South Australia led to lifelong friendships among the South Sudanese refugee community who requested Steve’s assistance with community development in their homeland. Working with a faith-based organisation Steve initiated and managed various projects in South Sudan including Darfur refugee support, training and resourcing Traditional Birth Attendants, an intervention program for war affected children, a Midwives Training School, a program for girl’s education, and a community agricultural enterprise. Steve also initiated education projects and social enterprises among the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. Steve returned to Australia in 2013 with a vision of how a small, non-aligned aid organisation committed to assisting early stage, locally initiated projects could make a difference. Partnerships and project opportunities continue to grow, including slavery rehabilitation in South Sudan, social enterprises in Bangladesh, independence schemes for vulnerable young women in Uganda and South Sudan, holistic care for HIV affected children in Bangladesh, and resourcing a Nurse and Midwife School in Juba, South Sudan. Steve’s vision drew support from across Australia and in 2014 he led the founding of Fulcrum Aid, dedicated to supporting in-country leaders and harnessing Australian partners and resources so that local communities could move towards sustainable freedom from extreme inequality and poverty. Today Fulcrum Aid has a dedicated team of Directors and an expert staff including Business, Project, Publicity and Research consultants, supported by Steve in his role as Managing Director.

Contact Steve by email here.

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