South Sudan has some of the worst health outcome indicators globally. Maternal mortality ratio stands at 789 per 100,000 live births, whereas neonatal and under-five mortality rates are 39.3 and 99.2, per 1000 live births respectively (2014). A significant disparity in health status across socio-demographic factors and geographical location is well documented.
Communicable diseases remain a major public health problem and are the leading causes of deaths. Malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia constitute about 77% of the total OPD diagnosis for children under five. Other causes of morbidity and mortality include maternal deaths; severe acute malnutrition; TB/HIV where TB prevalence is at 146 per 100,000 and HIV/AIDS prevalence is estimated at 2.6%, hence classified as a generalized epidemic.
In partnership with the South Sudan’s Ministry of Health, and County Health Department, under the Health Pool Fund project UNIDOR is currently working with 8PHCU and 1 PHCC in Leer County , Unity state to provide primary health care services to ?
Our health care services approach models the WHO and UNICEF whole-of-society approach to health that aims at ensuring the highest possible level of health and well-being and their equitable distribution by focusing on people’s needs and as early as possible along the continuum from health promotion and disease prevention to treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care, and as close as feasible to people’s everyday environment. Our services include , OPD, Antenatal and postnatal care, immunizations,mobile outreach, and community health education through the community health committees.
Through funding from we launched the Boma Health Initiative (BHI) in March 2019 – a nationwide strategy to improve access to essential services.
Formerly known as Integrated Community Case Management(ICCM) , BHI is designed to standardize the package of community health services, strengthen linkages between communities and primary health facilities, and improve community ownership and governance of health services. It is intended to replace and harmonize the delivery of fragmented community health services.