Health Link South Sudan (HLSS) is a national non-profit making Health, Humanitarian and developmental organization which is duly registered under the laws of the Republic of South Sudan.
HLSS was founded in 2012 by a group of concerned South Sudanese professionals from across the country with a common shared dream and orientation to eliminate absolute poverty, increase productivity and build healthy, righteous and peaceful society by influencing the socio-economic, environmental and political determinants of health.
Core Principles of HLSS
The internal and external publics of HLSS are governed by high moral principles, integrity, innovativeness and stringent accountability.
In HLSS, Equity is valued as unconditional expression of social justice and a key to alleviating poverty and socio-economic inequalities.
We are committed to the principles of universality and inclusiveness of the most vulnerable people while ensuring gender equity in the operations and outcomes of our interventions. By this, we strive to achieve long term sustainable quality service.
The governance structure of HLSS comprises of the Annual General Assembly (AGA), the Board of Directors (BoD) and the Executive Committee. The AGA is the highest governing body. It is held once a year by all members who subscribe to the constitution of HLSS.
The AGA is headed by an elected Chairperson. The Assembly approves policy reviews and constitutional amendments, elects or dismisses the Chairperson of BoD and oversees the overall operations of the organisation.
Our BoD is composed of seven volunteers, elected or appointed by HLSS subscribers during the AGA. The BoD provides oversight function in management and policy matters.
Our Strategic Orientation
HLSS’ strategic orientation is to enable every person in South Sudan to have access to basic human needs and become self-reliant and to reduce risks and impacts of both natural and man-made disasters in the new nation. Strengthening cohesion, peace building and reconciliation among South Sudanese also form a very crucial segment of the strategic orientation of HLSS.
Pro – Poor Services
All our interventions are tailored to be more available, accessible, acceptable and affordable by poor people in remote rural communities.
We recognize the inadequacy of budgets for public expenditure on basic services as a major problem which translates into increasing household financial burden and consequently perpetuating dehumanizing poverty.
We are focused on working with all stakeholders by means of collaboration, implementation, advocacy and partnership.