Kajo Keji Health Training Institute (KKHTI) addresses the severe shortage of medical personnel in the Republic of South Sudan by educating high potential health care workers over a three-year program. Their affordable, comprehensive curriculum prepares medical clinical officers, medical laboratory technicians, midwives, and nursing professionals to serve and save lives from the preventable illnesses — including pneumonia, cholera, measles, and malaria — impacting millions of South Sudanese people each year.
- South Sudan
- Health, Livelihoods, and Vocational Training
- Their students regularly perform at the top of country-wide exams, with a 95% or more pass rate every year
- 30,000 patients treated each year
- 220 health professionals graduated from the Institute
- 271 students currently enrolled
- 528 students reached since Kajo Keji Health Training Institute's inception
- KKHTI’s program costs 25% less than its counterparts, making it more accessible for their students
- With each new graduate, Kajo Keji will help strengthen South Sudan's health care systems
Lou Louis Koboji
Lou Louis Koboji is the Founder and Director of Kajo Keji Health Training Institute. Graduating from Makerere University in Uganda with a degree in biomedical laboratory technology and completing numerous other public health and management courses, Louis has over 10 years of experience working with local government and the Ministry of Health, along with other health institutions in East Africa. Louis established KKHTI in 2013 and is the first South Sudanese founder of a health training institute. He believes that the country’s health system and capacity will be strengthened by educating health workers within South Sudan. Louis is passionate about instilling the Institute’s core values in his students for them to save more lives.
It is a calling. Imagine imparting knowledge and skills to medical students for saving the lives of the vulnerable — it makes the community proud of their own for providing effective and universally accepted health care solutions locally. The greatest hope for my community is for Kajo Keji Health Training Institute to continue empowering the students with medical knowledge, skills, and a positive attitude so that one day we’ll be a medical university with a teaching hospital.