|Reporting Organization:||Government of the United Kingdom - DFID - Department for International Development|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 5,000,000|
|Timeframe:||February 23, 2016 - August 31, 2016|
|South Sudan - $ 5,000,000.00 (100.00%)|
|Primary Health Care (100 %)|
The project works to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential medicines and medical commodities needed to deliver basic health care in South Sudan and helps to pay for life-saving medicines for vulnerable people, especially mothers, babies and young children. Project activities include: (1) procurement of approximately 50 priority medicines and health commodities required by 47 hospitals, 350 primary health care centres and 1,200 primary health care units throughout South Sudan; (2) providing safe storage and secure distribution of medicines and commodities down to the local (county) level, using a combination of air and road transportation; (3) distributing medicines and commodities by county health dpartments with support from NGOs managing and supporting health care facilities; and (4) monitoring and verification of delivery of medicines and health commodities at the end of the supply chain.
|Gender and age:||Adult women Under-5 children Newborns|
|Total Direct Population:||Unspecified|
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The expected outcome for this project includes: increased availability of essential medicines and health commodities in health facilities under the Ministry of Health of South Sudan.
Results achieved as of the end of the project (August 2016) include: (1) 55 priority medicines, along with other medical supplies, had been purchased and delivered to 82 counties across South Sudan; (2) deliveries were made to 8 out of 9 state hospitals, 100% of county hospitals, and 100% of Public Health Care Centres. By prioritizing medicines based on international guidelines, the project was able to improve health across South Sudan by minimizing shortages and equipping health centres to treat diseases like malaria and cholera that are particularly dangerous for children and pregnant women.