|Funding Began 2011|
|MCHIP Partners Involved Lead Organization: Jhpiego, Partners: JSI
Africa Champions Program MCHIP initiated an activity to develop advocates for the achievement of targets for MDGs 4 and 5 in 10 key African countries. The process is being implemented over the course of 18-24 months (2011-2013) by MCHIP in collaboration with USAID/Africa Bureau, WHO/AFRO, and the West African Health Organization (WAHO). South Sudan is one of the participating countries, along with Benin, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia.
The initiative’s first major activity was the creation of an Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care (EONC) Resource Kit for the purpose of advocacy and capacity building in EONC. The second activity resulted in the development of a team of health professionals from each country (one obstetrician, one midwife, and one anesthetist or pediatrician) who have been updated in evidence-based clinical knowledge and skills, training skills, and advocacy. These maternal and newborn health (MNH) champions are effectively using the toolkit and the knowledge and skills learned to advocate for government commitment to improved MNH, and are leading efforts to increase availability and use of the life-saving interventions that will help achieve MDGs 4 and 5 in their country and region.
Child Survival Health Grants Program Grantees World Vision – Innovation grantee (2010-2014): The Mother and Child Health Transformation Project (MaCHT) in Gogrial East and West counties of Warab state in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan has a goal to reduce maternal, neonatal, and child (MNC) mortality by increasing the use of feasible, high-impact, low-cost interventions, strengthening the capacity of the health system to deliver essential health services, and building/strengthening local and national partnerships to sustain MNC health improvements.
National Scale Two long-term technical advisors are embedded within the Ministry of Health (FP/RH and HIV/AIDS monitoring/evaluation) and charged with building institutional and managerial capacity, which will, in turn, improve the quality of health services in South Sudan.
Targeted Geographic Focus – The learning phase of a program to prevent postpartum hemorrhage is being implemented in Mvolo County and Mundri East County of Western Equatoria State. Results are expected to inform plans for scale up.
|Select Health and Demographic Data for South Sudan|
|GDP per capita (USD)||-|
|Maternal Mortality Ratio (deaths/100,000 live births)||2,054|
|Percent of maternal deaths due to HIV||-|
|Skilled birth attendant coverage||10|
|Antenatal care, 4+ visits||-|
|Neonatal mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)||52|
|Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)||102|
|Under-five mortality (deaths/1,000 live births)||135|
|Treatment for acute respiratory infection||87.8|
|Oral rehydration therapy for treatment of diarrhea||63.9|
|Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine coverage (3 doses)||24|
|Percent of districts with >80% DPT3 coverage||-|
|DPT3 coverage equity ratio (wealthiest:poorest quintile)||-|
|Modern contraceptive prevalence rate||5.7|
|Total fertility rate||-|
|Vulnerable populations who slept under an insecticide-treated net (ITN) the previous night**||-|
|Pregnant women receiving 2 doses intermittent preventive treatment for malaria||-|
|Children with fever treated with antimalarials within 24 hours||2.6|
|HIV Prevalence, adult||3.1|
|ART coverage, adult||-|
|Density of physicians (per 1,000 population)||-|
|Density of nurses & midwives (per 1,000 population)||-|
|Total Health Expenditure per capita (USD)||-|
|Sources: Population, Southern Sudan Center for Census, Statistics, and Evaluation 2010; Demographic information and health systems, World Bank; MMR, newborn health, child health, DPT3 coverage, family planning, malaria, SBA, and ANC4, Southern Sudan Household Health Survey 2006; ART coverage and maternal deaths due to HIV, WHO; HIV prevalence, 2010 Sudan United Nations General Assembly Special Session Report
*Calculated from DHS data as number of pregnant women and number of children under five who slept under an ITN the previous night divided by the total number of pregnant women and children under five.
South Sudan Integrated Service Delivery Program (ISDP)
|Funding Began 2012|
|MCHIP Partners Involved Lead Organization: Jhpiego, Partners: Save the Children, PSI, and JSI
Key Partners in Country (County Implementing Partners) Action Africa Help International, Adventist Development and Relief Association, African Medical and Research Foundation, American Refugee Committee, International Medical Corps, Johanniter, Maltesser International, Mundri Relief and Development Association, Norwegian People’s Aid, South Sudan Health Association, World Vision.
|Scale Targeted Geographic Focus – All six counties of Western Equatoria State and 10 counties of Central Equatoria State