Health Pooled Fund in South Sudan

Reporting Organization:Government of the United Kingdom - DFID - Department for International Development
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 19,400,000
Timeframe: January 2, 2013 - March 31, 2016
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 - $ 19,400,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Primary Health Care (60 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (19 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (21 %)

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Supported by Canada, UK, Australia, Sweden and the EU, the $215 million Health Pooled Fund aims to deliver maternal, neonatal and child health across six of South Sudan’s 10 States while also strengthening government systems, particularly at county level. An important element of the project is the use of a county based model to support comprehensive service delivery through primary health care centres under the leadership of the County Health Department. 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: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The project’s ultimate outcome is: Government-led health systems that save lives. The intermediate outcomes include: 1) Increased access to quality primary health services by South Sudanese, particularly for maternal and child health; and 2) Government management of health services, particularly for maternal and child health, is strengthened and more responsive to the health needs of South Sudanese. The immediate outcomes are: 1) Improved coverage and quality of service delivery, particularly for maternal and child health services, at health facilities in 40 counties of six targeted states; 2) Strengthened community ownership and participation, particularly by women; and, 3) Improving the capacity of the GoSS Ministry of Health at national, state and county levels to increasingly take over responsibility for health service delivery.

Achieved Results

Despite difficulties caused by the conflict that erupted in South Sudan in December 2013, the Health Pooled Fund has been successful in increasing access to health services. From the start of the initiative in mid-2012 to mid-2015, the following results, which exceeded initial targets, were achieved: (1) the percentage of children under one year old vaccinated with the third dose of DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus) increased from 20 to 50.7 percent; (2) outpatient consultation (curative and preventive) of children under five increased from 729,386 to 1.5 million; (3) the percentage of women who completed four antenatal care visits increased from 19 to 30 percent; (4) the number of deliveries in a facility by a skilled birth attendant increased from 9,000 to 26,000; (5) the number of facilities providing comprehensive and basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care increased from 3 to 19 hospitals; (6) by mid-2015, the Health Pooled Fund reached 5.7 million people with healthcare-around half the country’s estimated population of 10.9 million-a significant achievement in health service expansion and utilization; and (7) overall, it has supported 686 primary health care facilities, including 19 hospitals, across the 39 counties in the six target states.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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