Health Systems Strengthening in Western Equatoria State

Reporting Organization:Amref Health Africa in Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,815,374
Timeframe: November 10, 2015 - June 30, 2017
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Amref Health Africa in Canada

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

South Sudan - $ 2,815,374.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (30 %)

Primary Health Care (25 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (20 %)

Nutrition (5 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (20 %)

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This project aims to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in Yambio County by improving the quality of maternal and infant health services at the Yambio State Hospital. Project activities include: (1) training of medical staff in basic emergency obstetrics, paediatrics, pre- and post-natal care services, sexual and gender based violence, laboratory management, and water and sanitation; (2) providing the hospital with supplies, medicines and training on infection control; and (3) improving Health Management Information Systems capacities. The project is expected to reach approximately 39,000 people directly, including over 8,000 pregnant women and 30,860 children under the age of five. Amref Health Africa in Canada is working in partnership with Amref Kenya and Amref South Sudan to implement this project with the State Ministry of Health of Western Equatoria State.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Under-5 children
Total Direct Population: 39,000
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Inventory management system adopted
19375 Children under five accessed outpatient pediatric services from targeted primary health care centres
19420 Children under the age of one received child immunizations
2641 Pregnant women attended at least four antenatal care visits
4510 Safe deliveries conducted
51 Medical staff trained
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) improved delivery of essential health services to newborns, children under five, mothers, and pregnant women; (2) strengthened management & administration modalities of the hospital; and (3) an improved enabling environment for the sustainable delivery of essential maternal, newborn and child health services.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2017) include: (1) 4,510 safe deliveries at targeted health facilities including a decrease of two percentage points in the number of neonatal deaths; (2) 19,420 children under the age of one received child immunizations; (3) 2,641 pregnant women attended at least four antenatal care visits; (4) 19,375 children under five accessed outpatient pediatric services from targeted primary health care centres; (5) each of the targeted primary health care centres adopted an inventory management system for the delivery and tracking of medicines and medical supplies which helped in reducing shortages of medicine; and (6) 51 medical staff members attended at least one of the 10 different types of training provided, and 14 staff members received mentorship and coaching. These results helped to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality at Yambio State Hospital by supporting continued care for patients and establishing systems to improve hospital administration. The project also improved the delivery of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services at the six targeted primary health care centres in Yambio County and bridged connections between the hospital and health training institutes to facilitate practical training for students.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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