John Dau Foundation

We provide life-saving medical and famine relief services to refugee populations within South Sudan.

Started as an idea from “Lost Boy” and genocide survivor John Dau, the John Dau Foundation provides healthcare in the once war-torn region of Duk County, South Sudan.  In 2007, the John Dau Foundation built the Duk Lost Boy’s Clinic in John Dau’s home village of Duk Payuel, South Sudan. Since its inception, the clinic has become the county hospital for Duk and the primary medical facility for a population of 69,000 people.

john-dau-photo2The clinic provides essential medical services to an average of 500 patients a week.  Because the clinic is the only option for medical care in this remote and rugged region, some patients walk 70 miles to receive basic medical care.  Since 2007, the Lost Boy’s Clinic has provided lifesaving medical care to more than 100,000 patients.

The John Dau Foundation is on the front lines of the provision of healthcare in a country with one of the worst health projections in the world.  The Clinic provides medical services including prenatal care and delivery services, vaccinations, de-worming and nutrition campaigns, emergency and wound care, and treatment for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, typhoid, and other diseases.  The Foundation is committed to continuing to provide top quality medical care to a population in desperate need.

In 2006, John Dau’s story was told in the award-winning documentary God Grew Tired of Us. Today, John Dau is an internationally recognized humanitarian and a human-rights activist for the people of South Sudan.

Contact Information

John Dau Foundation
P.O. Box 503
Skaneateles, New York 13152
T: 1-800-759-4443
F: 315-443-5069

Financial Information

The John Dau Foundation is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

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Some examples of what your support will provide:

  • $32 Medication to treat 400 clinic patients for uncomplicated malaria.
  • $45 Medication to treat 100 children with pneumonia.
  • $85 The cost of five individuals’ medical visits to the clinic.
  • $350 The salary of a clinic nurse for one month.
  • $700 Fuel to provide electricity and water for the clinic for one month.
  • $2,200 Medicines and supplies for the clinic for one month.
  • $5,000 All clinic operations for one week.

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To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to

Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608

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