Kajo Keji Health Training Institute (KKHTI), Arua, Uganda

Kajo Keji Health Training Institute is a South Sudanese and Ugandan NGO which addresses the severe shortage of medical personnel in South Sudan by training quality health care workers. They run 3 main programmes: pre-service classroom training, hospital internships and placements and community based health services. Students are taught for 3 years covering medical and psychosocial support topics. Their community health services are run in local schools, working alongside communities bodies, police and army forces. KKHTI’s outreach programmes draws awareness to hygiene and sanitation, sexual health and gender based violence and provides counselling. They work locally in Uganda and with refugees from South Sudan. KKHTI were established in 2013 in Kajo Keji, South Sudan but in light of the country’s current instability they relocated to northern Uganda at the end of 2016. Arua will remain the KKFTI headquarters for the next 3 years at least. All their project delivery is also in Uganda for now for the same reasons. Graduates of the course are then employed by NGOs working in South Sudan and the South Sudanese Government to provide much needed medical care to patients there.

 

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