Strengthening Health Systems in Southern Sudan

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Project document and reports available upon request
Location: All ten states of Southern Sudan
Duration: October 2010 – September 2012
Focus area: Achieving the MDGs and Reducing Human Poverty
Contributions(USD): GFATM: 9,492,794
Partners: -Ministry of Health, Government of South Sudan (GoSS)
-State Ministries of Health
Delivery(USD): 2010: 125,627
Contact person in UNDP: Madelena Monoja
Emerging out of two decades of civil war, Southern Sudan’s health systems and infrastructure are devastated. Following the Comprehensive Peace Accord in 2005, the new government is grappling with a myriad of health challenges due to the lack of infrastructure and a qualified workforce.

The main focus of this project is on increasing Southern Sudanese capability to deliver and manage their existing health services. The project’s major objectives are to improve the skills of the workforce at all levels of the health system; introduce state of the art technology, equipment and supplies; and improve health infrastructure and support health services. The project will construct, equip and operate teaching institutions for students of health sciences; install Pharmaceutical Waste Incinerators; construct State Monitoring and Evaluation Offices, pharmaceutical stores, maternity wards, laboratories, blood banks, antenatal clinics, maternity wards, and community resource centres.

Snapshots of the project's major achievements
UNDP successfully completed the grant negotiations exercises with the Global Fund in the last quarter of 2010 to initiate the implementation of Round 9 Health Systems Strengthening. Seven contracts for construction of five antenatal clinics and two resource centres have been awarded. Approval has been received for three civil works cases: Al Sabah Children Hospital Laboratory, rehabilitation of Wau Midwifery School and Juba Riverside Pharmaceutical Warehouse.

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