Miles for Mothers

South Sudan: A Nation of Hope

In the wake of South Sudan’s ongoing years-long civil war—creating one of the world’s largest refugee crises—tens of thousands of displaced individuals still live in makeshift camps without access to essential lifesaving care.

Currently, two camps located in Juba are experiencing overwhelming supply shortages and related challenges. For this year's Miles for Mothers, Jhpiego is raising funds to save lives in this war-ravaged nation.

Our goal is $31,000 to purchase diagnostic medical supplies and clinical equipment, supplies for community health workers, and clinic space improvements. Join us by walking, running, donating or sponsoring a participant to keep moms and babies healthy!

Miles for Mothers 2019

Galloping GECOs

Join the Galloping GECOs to raise funds to purchase lifesaving equipment to help mothers and families in South Sudan.

100% of your donation will be used to purchase the following:

  • blood pressure monitors
  • infant weight scale
  • fetoscopes
  • examination beds
  • examination screens
  • benches for waiting room
  • tables for the prenatal care and HIV clinics
  • backpacks for health care workers to deliver medicines to patients
  • bicycles for health care workers to see more patients 

Funds will also be used to paint and improve the clinical space, as well as purchase a viral load point of care machine, which will provide health care workers with a fast, accurate and easy-to-use test to manage HIV. This life-changing technology will allow patients to get tested and treated in the same visit. 

Gifts, no matter the size, will help provide lifesaving care to mothers and children in South Sudan.

Join us in this year's Miles for Mothers!

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What can your money buy?

Help equip health facilities for displaced women and children in South Sudan.

How It Works

Support Miles for Mothers by registering to run or walk in the Baltimore Running Festival happening on Saturday, October 19th, 2019. You can also sponsor a participant or a team, donate directly, or be a virtual runner and fundraise to support Miles for Mothers! Can’t make the Baltimore Running Festival? Don’t worry! Create your own “Miles for Mothers” fundraiser by participating in a fun run or athletic challenge in your community.

100% of funds raised through Miles for Mothers will be used to buy these supplies for South Sudan:

Team player?

Start or join a Miles for Mothers running or walking team.

Solo runner or walker?

Sign up to run or walk.

Can't make the race?

Sign up to be a virtual runner to raise funds for Miles for Mothers.

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Want to support this year’s Miles for Mothers?

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