Barceló Foundation has renewed the Farmasol Project in South Sudan, through which medication is administered and the required material for the adequate management of the dispensary run by the missionaries of St. Paul, in the rural area of Ave Maria Parish.
“In order to respond to the medical care needs of the local population, Father Avelino, together with a registered nurse, decided to promote an emergency center, whose number of users has grown. And since 2019 we have been collaborating with them through Farmasol project”, explains Amelia Fornés, head of Projects of Barceló Foundation, while remarking that among the medicines and material, this year also includes those indicated for the treatment and prevention of Covid-19.
In this initiative, they have the Missionaries of St. Paul the Apostle as a local partner, a congregation with which the Barceló Foundation has also been working since 2016 in Ethiopia, collaborating in health projects and other agricultural, nutritional and water projects.
“Their management is impeccable, since they live close to the populations they assist and constantly monitor the projects,” says Amelia Fornés.
In the specific case of South Sudan, it must be taken into account that it is a country that is being devastated by internal guerrillas and whose population is in a situation of extreme difficulty and with practically no health infrastructure.
“This Project is very important, as there is any other organization that offers this service in the area. More than fifty people are attended daily at this dispensary which, thanks to the supply of medication, has been able to establish an essential service in this very dangerous rural area of South Sudan”, concludes the project manager.