I am supporting Jhpiego because the need is SO GREAT for expectant mothers in South Sudan.
A years-long civil war in South Sudan has created one of the world's largest refugee crises. Imagine yourself in her shoes: an expectant mother, living in a refugee camp, without access to health care. The lack of health care access has resulted South Sudan having the fifth highest maternal mortality rate in the world.
Jhpiego is providing services to pregnant women in two camps located in Juba, South Sudan. There are current supply shortages for items as basic as a as a blood pressure monitor, or a hospital bed.
I am joining my colleagues in raising funds to purchase supplies for the South Sudan refugee camps through the Baltimore Running Festival on October 19. Much-needed medical supplies and clinic space improvements will be purchased with 100% of the funds raised. Please consider supporting me in my effort. Thank you!