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Dr. Jacob Atem is a public health practitioner and a refugees’ advocate from South Sudan. In 2008, he cofounded the Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization (SSHCO). After a few years of fundraising, SSHCO opened a health clinic in Maar, Dr. Atem’s home village. During the pandemic, SSHCO was the only organization providing COVID-19 vaccines to the people in Mangalla IDP camp.