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Country Profile - South Sudan

South Sudan is a landlocked country in North Eastern Africa with a population of 11 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 53 years (males) and 55 years (females). South Sudan is in a phase of transition, moving from a core state focus of tackling a humanitarian and emergency situation to reorienting the state’s priorities to long-term development of the health sector. The country is part of the group of Fragile States that signed the Busan New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. Challenges are however enormous, and are characterized by tensions between national government and MoH on the one hand and development partners on the other regarding several pivotal issues.

Reports on Road Map Activities

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  • Finalized / In completion
  • On Track
  • Postponed
  • Cancelled
  • M&E

  • Supporting the Institutionalization of regular and comprehensive health sector performance monitoring and evaluation processes, beginning with conducting a modified Joint Annual Health Sector review process
  • O%
  • National Planning

  • Supporting and facilitating the policy dialogue process at State and National level for updating the National Health Policy
  • 95%
  • Supporting and facilitating the operationalization of the national health sector development plan at all levels by Improving State and County level planning and technical support to national and state planning departments
  • 50%
  • Human Resources

  • Supporting dialogue on the Human Resources for Health development process; building consensus on the best approaches for promoting HRH in the medium term; development of an interim policy document on HRH
  • 0%

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  • Finalized / In completion
  • On Track
  • Postponed
  • Cancelled
  • ER1 : Countries will have prepared/developed/updated/adapted their NHPSP through an inclusive policy dialogue process leading to better coverage with essential health services, financial risk protection and health equity
  • Finalization of the review and update of the National Health policy
  • 50%
  • Support the development of the Health Sector Strategic Plan
  • 60%
  • Capacity building for annual Operational Planning
  • 60%
  • Implement the Country Learning Program
  • ER2 : Countries will have put in place expertise, monitoring and evaluation systems and annual health sector reviews
  • Review of the current health Sector Development Plan through a conducting a modified joint annual review process
  • 60%

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  • Finalized / In completion
  • On Track
  • Postponed
  • Cancelled
  • ER1 : Countries will have prepared/developed/updated/adapted their NHPSP through an inclusive policy dialogue process leading to better coverage with essential health services, financial risk protection and health equity
  • Finalization of the National Health Policy
  • 75%
  • Support the development of the Health Sector Strategic Plan
  • 50%
  • Development of the Boma Health Initiative(BHI) Strategy, Implementation guidelines and operational plans(BHI is a community health extension worker strategy to strengthen community systems)
  • 60%
  • ER2 : Countries will have put in place expertise, monitoring and evaluation systems and annual health sector reviews
  • Review of the current Health Sector Development Plan through a conducting a modified joint annual review process

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Reports View More

Country Report - South Sudan (2016)

Last Updated Dec 01, 2016

Country Report - South Sudan (2015)

Last Updated May 08, 2015

2014 Annual Report South Sudan

Last Updated Dec 01, 2014