Health Pooled Fund in South Sudan – 2016-2019

Reporting Organization:Government of the United Kingdom - DFID - Department for International Development
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 64,500,000
Timeframe: December 8, 2016 - March 31, 2019
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Government of the United Kingdom - DFID - Department for International Development

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

South Sudan - $ 64,267,800.00 (99.64%)

Countries, unspecified - $ 232,200.00 (0.36%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Primary Health Care (39.86 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (19.93 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (19.92 %)

Nutrition (9.96 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (9.96 %)

Other (0.37 %)

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Supported by Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Sweden, and the United States, the Health Pooled Fund aims to deliver basic health services to those most vulnerable (particularly women and children) in eight of South Sudan’s former ten States. The project aims to strengthen government systems, principally at the national and county levels, and to improve the health of women, newborns, adolescents, and children in this fragile state setting. This project builds on previous support to the Health Pooled Fund by extending coverage to new geographic areas, as well as by increasing the focus on nutrition and community-level service delivery. The needs of women and children are prioritized through a focus on safe motherhood, reproductive health, treatment of childhood diseases, and an increased emphasis on gender equality and social inclusion. This project is part of Canada’s Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health commitment to improve the health and rights of women and children.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access, use and quality of health services across all levels of the health system, particularly for women, children and vulnerable groups; (2) strengthened health system under the stewardship of County Health Departments; and (3) increased access to nutrition services, particularly for pregnant women and young children.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2019) include: (1) a basic package of health and nutritional services were delivered through approximately 1,000 health facilities, reaching 11,337,725 children under the age of 5; (2) 35% more health facilities began delivering emergency obstetric care, bringing the total to 73 facilities; (3) 98% of counties now receive bulk distributions of essential medicines compared to 0% at the start of the project, helping to prevent gaps in availability of medications; (4) 87% of health facilities established a committee to allow community members to provide feedback, compared to 60% at the start of the project, in order to increase community ownership and ensure the project is effectively meeting local needs; (5) 100% of counties have a single comprehensive health plan and budget, resulting in increased coordination of health organizations to provide better care; (6) 2,211,851 children under the age of five were weighed and measured as part of either preventative or curative consultations; (7) 819,591 pregnant women received nutritional supplements; and (8) meetings amongst stakeholders and civil society organizations took place to discuss ways of encouraging demand for child spacing (increasing the amount of time between pregnancies). These activities contributed to both the provision of quality health care services and to increasing access to quality health services, in particular by children, pregnant women and other vulnerable groups in South Sudan.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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