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, as its government moves from a core focus of tackling a humanitarian and emergency situation towards 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. After a six-month process of bottom-up policy dialogues, South Sudan’s Ministry of Health published a National Health Policy 2016-2026, to address major challenges following over two decades of war for independence. The UHC Partnership has further provided technical expertise to the development and implementation of the National Health Sector Strategic Plan 2017-2022, as well as to the Boma Health Initiative, a community health worker strategy to strengthen community systems. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

Key Health Indicators Country Fact Sheet

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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  • 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
  • Finalize the National Health Policy 2016-2026
  • 100%
  • Support development of the Health Sector Strategic Plan 2017-2022
  • 80%
  • Continue support to the Boma Health Initiative (a community health extension worker strategy to strengthen community systems): Strategy, Implementation guidelines and operational plans
  • 100%
  • ER2 : Countries will have put in place expertise, monitoring and evaluation systems and annual health sector reviews
  • Reviewed the Health Sector Development Plan (HSDP) 2012-2016 through a modified joint annual review process
  • 100%
  • Support the review, update and costing of the basic package of health and nutrition services
  • 50%
  • Provide support to develop the service availability and readiness assessment (SARA) and conduct it by mobilizing additional funds
  • 10%
  • ER4 : Countries receiving HF support will have implemented financing reforms to facilitate UC
  • Develop the concept note and road map to concuct the first National Health Accounts
  • 15%