Sudan

Sudan is a Northeastern African country with a population of 37 million and a life expectancy at birth of 60 years (males) and 64 years (females). The Sudanese Government is organized as a decentralized federal state; after years of conflict and the secession of South Sudan in 2011, the country continues to suffer from significant health inequities between regions as well as between urban and rural areas. A National Health Sector Strategy 2012-2016 places universal health coverage and primary health care high on the Ministry of Health’s agenda within the framework of a decentralized local health system. The UHC Partnership has supported the formulation of the National Health Policy 2017 – 2030, emphasizing the Health in All Policies approach. 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
  • National Planning

  • Policy dialogue on formula for the equitable distribution of resources
  • 0%
  • Launch of the report of international conference on road to universal health coverage and the way forward – defining the details of roadmap for UHC
  • 100%
  • Meeting and policy dialogue on: (i) health security; (ii) environment & health; and (iii) human resource for health with focus on migration and retention strategies
  • 95%
  • M&E

  • Finalizing and signing of the local compact and joint review for better aid effectiveness
  • 80%
  • Human Resources

  • Policy dialogue on human resources for health policy
  • 0%
  • Medicines

  • Policy dialogue on defining pricing mechanism and thus improving the availability and affordability of medicine
  • 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
  • Policy system manual
  • 100%
  • National Health Finance Policy
  • 100%
  • Health financing strategy
  • 50%
  • National Health Policy update with a focus on health for all and reorientation of the health system
  • 100%
  • ER2 : Countries will have put in place expertise, monitoring and evaluation systems and annual health sector reviews
  • Costing of the benefit package - National Health Insurance Fund
  • 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
  • Formulation of National Health Policy (NHP) 2017-2030
  • 100%
  • Review of National Health Sector Strategic Plan (NHSSP) 2016-2021
  • 50%
  • One Health Plan 2018 – support to integrate and align disease strategies into national health strategies
  • 100%
  • ER2 : Countries will have put in place expertise, monitoring and evaluation systems and annual health sector reviews
  • Assessment of Health Sector-Joint Annual Review (2016-17)
  • 100%
  • National SDG-MAPS (Sustinable Development Goals-Mainstreaming, acceleration and policy support) Stocktaking Exercise
  • 75%
  • Legislative Assessment – Accountability and Legal Review Workshop
  • 100%
  • Support to fundamentals of Health Systems Governance
  • 50%
  • Networks and communities of practice for health systems governance – Joint Learning Network (JLN)
  • 100%
  • ER3 : Countries requesting health financing (HF) support will have modified their financing strategies and systems to move more rapidly towards universal coverage (UC), with a particular focus on the poor and vulnerable
  • Political context of Health – Health in All Policies (HiAP)
  • 50%
  • Adoption of global agenda for humanity: Humanitarian, Development & Peace Nexus & New ways of Working (NWoW).
  • 50%
  • ER4 : Countries receiving HF support will have implemented financing reforms to facilitate UC
  • Health Financing Diagnostic Analysis
  • 100%
  • Changing roles of Ministry of Health – Enhanced integration between purchaser-provider functions
  • 50%
  • Strengthening National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) Governance at all levels
  • 100%
  • ER5 : Accurate, up-to-date evidence on what works and what does not work regarding health financing reforms for universal coverage is available and shared across countries
  • Ensuring basic Health Systems/Financing reforms at decentralized levels - West Darfur’s ‘One Health Plan’
  • 50%
  • Evidence base for priority setting
  • 50%
  • Cross-border issues, Health Security and IHR
  • 50%
  • ER6 : At country level, alignment and harmonization of health aid according to national health plans is consolidated and accelerated
  • Support to development partners’ sub-committee of Sudan Health Sector Partners Forum (SHSPF)
  • 50%
  • Active participation of multiple stakeholders in the health system at SHSPF
  • 100%
  • Institutionalization for building resilient health systems
  • 50%