Program Manager, South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association
Doris Lamunu is a program manager at South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association. She works as a capacity-building officer at AMREF South Sudan. Doris has over eight years of experience as a health officer, specifically on sexual and reproductive health, health system strengthening, health programming and implementation, medicine clinical practice, health tutorship, and HIV/AIDS counseling and testing. She is effective at advocacy and communication, result-oriented program design, delivery and management with particular emphasis on development of adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH), and a trainer of trainees in ASRH and HIV/AIDS. Doris holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Clerk International University, an advanced diploma in Community Health, a diploma in Clinical Medicine and Public Health, and a postgraduate diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights from the Lund University. She is a member of the Global Academy, and she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Health at Texila University in Guyana.
The role of patriarchy in South Sudan was clear when Maper Village community chiefs and members resisted male midwives being deployed to Aweil Hospital's Maternity Ward. To combat the stigma, the South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association (SSNAMA) piloted the “Safe Motherhood Campaign” for community engagement. They addressed misconceptions about maternal health care, helping to change attitudes about male midwives and nurses.
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