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Professional Development Alliance For International Health (PDAFIH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and facilitating health capacity building. PDAFIH facilitates integrated short term trainings for health professionals working in developing countries. PDAFIH works with partner local health agencies and health providers to develop the capacity of the local health workforce by conducting conferences, workshops, short trainings and symposia. PDAFIH is passionate about enabling knowledge to advance a quality healthcare provision and supporting local workforce training locally.

Our Mission

Saving lives through health knowledge and skill exchange

Our Vision

To respond internationally but act locally to transfer and exchange health knowledge

What is the situation of health workforce in South Sudan?

"There is an enormous shortage of human resources for health and the current health workforce comprises a large majority of poorly trained lowlevel professional and auxiliary staff, with an absolute shortage of higherlevel professional staff, such as clinicians, midwives, medical officers, nurses, pharmaceutical technicians, laboratory technicians and health administrative cadres. It is estimated that just 10% of the staffing norms are filled by appropriately trained health workers. There is a severe shortage of skilled professional health workforce and a surplus of unskilled staff. The quality and output of existing medical, midwifery, nursing and allied health education and training schools and institutions is poor.” (WHO country reports, 2012)

Perspectives of Patients and Health Professionals on Health Situation in South Sudan

"This is the only hospital [Juba teaching hospital]. The quality of the care is good, but the problem is that the doctors are few. "I don't know when they will be able to see me." (Taban Cosmas, 34, waiting to see a dentist in Juba teaching hospital)

"Of course this means the staff [health professionals] are overwhelmed. There are not enough midwives, and the ones we have are often not so qualified. They are village midwives, and they don't always have the right training." (Abdallah, an MSF gynaecologist working in Juba)


Information session on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 3PM; Mile End Church of Christ

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Phone: 0469 543 357

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Location: Adelaide, South Australia