Emergency Obstetrics in South Sudan

Reporting Organization:WHO - World Health Organization
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 19,400,000
Timeframe: March 21, 2011 - December 29, 2017
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WHO - World Health Organization

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

South Sudan - $ 19,400,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (100 %)

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The project aims to establish 24-hour comprehensive emergency obstetrical and neonatal care services in hospitals in Southern Sudan. It is designed to improve women’s access to care to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity. The project covers at least eight hospitals and is expected to benefit 150,000 women and children. An estimated 210 hospital personnel are being be trained in all aspects of obstetrical and neonatal care services, including clinical and training guidelines. The project is expected to staff the hospitals adequately and provide them with access to appropriate drugs, supplies, equipment and facilities for 24-hour emergency obstetrical and neonatal care services. This project is part of Canada’s Maternal, Newborn and Child Health commitment.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Urban Rural
Total Direct Population: 182,640
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1 Outreach and referral system created
2 Maternity waiting homes constructed
2000 Health care workers trained
2000 Hospital personnel trained
6 Maternity wards/surgical theatres completed
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: 1) increased availability and quality of comprehensive emergency obstetrics and newborn care (CEmONC) within hospitals in South Sudan; 2) increased access and utilization of comprehensive emergency obstetrics and newborn care (CEmONC) services among targeted women and their families in South Sudan.

The ultimate outcome is reduced maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in Southern Sudan.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project in December 2017 include: (1) 182,640 beneficiaries were reached, including 52,843 women who received emergency obstetrical care and 4,898 who received caesarean sections, 6,494 newborns who received emergency care or resuscitation, and 44,563 normal deliveries supported; (2) the construction of maternity waiting homes at two hospitals and maternity wards/surgical theatres at six hospitals was completed; (3) creation of an outreach and referral system to connect pregnant women to maternal care; and (4) over 2,000 health care workers were trained in obstetrical and neonatal care services, including 15 doctors who were trained in obstetrics and gynaecology. These results have contributed to the effective delivery of maternal health services such as the provision of antibiotics, blood transfusions and surgery, and supporting the achievement of safer deliveries in targeted health facilities.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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