How Women, Art, and Scripture are
Preventing Disease in South Sudan
By
Rev. Darriel Harris
South Sudan
The Problem
• > 70% of the deaths in South Sudan are from
preventable diseases
• >30% of children die from malaria, diarrh...
The Goal
• Educate rural communities on behaviors they
can adopt to significantly prevent illnesses and
reduce the disease...
The Dilemma
• NGOs and the government of South Sudan
have already been promoting health best
practices for 5+ years
– Adop...
Our Strategy
• In conjunction with the Episcopal Church of
Sudan, we created a program that:
– fused medical best practice...
The Work
• HIV/AIDS/STDs- (John 3:16; Eph 5:25; 1 Cor 6:19)
• Malaria – (Luke 2:7)
• Pneumonia - (Gen 15:16)
• Safe Water ...
Handling Human Waste
Deuteronomy 23:12 – 14
“You shall have a place also outside the
camp, where you shall go forth abroad...
Handling Human Waste – 1
Handling Human Waste – 2
Handling Human Waste – 3
Handling Human Waste – 4
Sanitation and Hygiene
Leviticus 10:10
“and that you are to make a distinction
between the holy and the common, and
betwee...
Sanitation and Hygiene – 1
Sanitation and Hygiene – 2
Sanitation and Hygiene – 3
Sanitation and Hygiene – 4
Sanitation and Hygiene – 5
Sanitation and Hygiene – 6
Sanitation and Hygiene – 7
Sanitation and Hygiene – 8
Sanitation and Hygiene – 9
Mothers’ Union of ECS
• Group (lay leaders or ordained clergy) that
addresses women and family issues of the
church
• Acti...
Mothers’ Union – Instruction
Mothers’ Union - Implementation
Results
• 20+ latrines constructed
• Entire villages began to purchase mosquito
nets
• People and villages began planning ...
Questions
Rev. Darriel Harris, MDiv, MA
darrielharris@gmail.com
www.darrielharris.wordpress.com
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The session shared the details of a new woman-led Community Health Education Program that fuses scripture, medical best practices,and creative illustrations to inspire villagers of South Sudan to adapt disease prevention behaviors

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CCIH 2013 Concurrent Session 1 Women, Scripture and Art: Health Education South Sudan Darriel Harris

  1. 1. How Women, Art, and Scripture are Preventing Disease in South Sudan By Rev. Darriel Harris
  2. 2. South Sudan
  3. 3. The Problem • > 70% of the deaths in South Sudan are from preventable diseases • >30% of children die from malaria, diarrhea, or pneumonia by the age of 5
  4. 4. The Goal • Educate rural communities on behaviors they can adopt to significantly prevent illnesses and reduce the disease burden
  5. 5. The Dilemma • NGOs and the government of South Sudan have already been promoting health best practices for 5+ years – Adoption rate of best practices has been negligible
  6. 6. Our Strategy • In conjunction with the Episcopal Church of Sudan, we created a program that: – fused medical best practices with Biblical scriptures – Visually Illustrated negative and positive behaviors – Utilized trusted persons in the community (women leaders) to convey the health messages • We wanted to speak directly to the habits and mindsets that prevented people from adopting health best practices, using voices that the communities already knew and trusted
  7. 7. The Work • HIV/AIDS/STDs- (John 3:16; Eph 5:25; 1 Cor 6:19) • Malaria – (Luke 2:7) • Pneumonia - (Gen 15:16) • Safe Water (Diarrhea) – (Gen 26:18-22; 2 Kings 2:19- 22) • Maternal and Child Health – (Luke 1:26-35; Mat 1:20) • Handling Human Waste – (Duet 23:12 – 14) • Handling General Waste – (Jer 9: 10 – 11; 1 Pet 1:15- 16) • Epilepsy – (Luke 9:42; Num 20: 8 – 12) • Nutrition – (1 Cor 6:19) • Sanitation and Hygiene – (Lev 10:10)
  8. 8. Handling Human Waste Deuteronomy 23:12 – 14 “You shall have a place also outside the camp, where you shall go forth abroad: and you shall have a paddle among your weapons; and it shall be, when you sit down abroad, you shall dig therewith, and shall turn back and cover that which comes from you”
  9. 9. Handling Human Waste – 1
  10. 10. Handling Human Waste – 2
  11. 11. Handling Human Waste – 3
  12. 12. Handling Human Waste – 4
  13. 13. Sanitation and Hygiene Leviticus 10:10 “and that you are to make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean”
  14. 14. Sanitation and Hygiene – 1
  15. 15. Sanitation and Hygiene – 2
  16. 16. Sanitation and Hygiene – 3
  17. 17. Sanitation and Hygiene – 4
  18. 18. Sanitation and Hygiene – 5
  19. 19. Sanitation and Hygiene – 6
  20. 20. Sanitation and Hygiene – 7
  21. 21. Sanitation and Hygiene – 8
  22. 22. Sanitation and Hygiene – 9
  23. 23. Mothers’ Union of ECS • Group (lay leaders or ordained clergy) that addresses women and family issues of the church • Active on the Provincial level, Diocesan level, and Parish levels • Supported by the Anglican Communion’s Mary Sumner House through skills/leadership trainings, financial support, and counseling.
  24. 24. Mothers’ Union – Instruction
  25. 25. Mothers’ Union - Implementation
  26. 26. Results • 20+ latrines constructed • Entire villages began to purchase mosquito nets • People and villages began planning antenatal care • Safe water became a priority across villages
  27. 27. Questions Rev. Darriel Harris, MDiv, MA darrielharris@gmail.com www.darrielharris.wordpress.com

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