Pochalla Project
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POCHALLA PROJECT

The Pochalla Community Integrated program has the components of Agriculture, Health and Education and has been operational since November 2012 with much work concentrated on the establishment of the critical aspects of the program and deeply rooting the program on the ground so as to perfectly serve the target community.

 

Pochalla County has a population of 66210 with 3049 displaced people (ITPs) still in Alari camp. The target population of 12,700   people. The County is an isolated area located in the East of South Sudan at the boarder of Ethiopia and suffices to say this area is marginalized and its remoteness attests to this. The infrastructure is barely developed and mostly linked to Juba by air. The road network is very poor and needs to be developed. Most of the project requirements are air lifted from Juba and a few are obtained from Pinyudur market in Ethiopia.

The Anyuaks are an open and homogenous society that tenaciously upholds their traditions. They depend on the support provided communally and adhere together for purposes of increasing community security.

The local administrative organ is least developed but the Anyuak Kings take pre-eminence in making community decisions.

 

The County is poorly covered as far as Health service provision to the community is concerned. The limited health services were always provided by NGOs. There is a PHCU at Pochalla Township run by IMC with 7 Primary Health

Care Units(PHCUs) scattered throughout the County and managed by the County Health Department (CHD). The staffing of these facilities is less adequate.

The common ailments found in this community are Malaria, Diarrhoea and Upper Respiratory Tract (URTI) infections. Patients with haemorrhoids are also commonly seen at the clinics. A year ago, 189 HIV sero-positive cases were identified in the County by CRADA an NGO working in this County.

The management structure are the same as those of Uror and all other relayed to the management of these programs are similar.

This program commenced in 2013 and a facilitative ground is being cultivated.

 

Activity focus 

                                                                                                                                          

  • Training of WASH staff
  • Training of Steering Committee members.
  • Provision of Health Education in Hygiene matters
  • Organize hygiene campaigns from time to time in the community
  • Ensure proper usage of the water well and initiate cost sharing
  • Linking with local Authorities and other organizations providing WASH services in the County for easy coordination of activities.

 

Challenges

          

Planned activities can only be achieved when both human and material facilitation is made available. The program is integrated in Agriculture Program with limited funding that limit its scope and function ability. The funding to the two programs is as little as USD 10,000 which is far much less than what should be the basic funding.

For the program to have impact, provision of clean drinking water, construction of pit latrines and continue with Health Education. More funds shall be needed to meet the set objectives.

PRDA is always ready to work with partners and friends with like mind.

 

Plans

 

  • Solicit for more funding to the program
  • Provide clean drinking water through construction of water 6 bore wells for the community
  • Provide 200 Mosquito Nets
  • Provide 200 pit latrines covers
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