South Sudan: Strengthening Primary Health Care Services
Start Date: 06/13/2012
End Date: 06/12/2017
Through an associate award of $85 million, Jhpiego is working in South Sudan under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to implement the Integrated Service Delivery Program (ISDP). Jhpiego is leading a consortium partnership for this work, which includes Save the Children, Population Services International and John Snow, Inc. The aim of this five-year project is to increase access to high-quality primary health care services for all people in the two most populous states of South Sudan–Central Equatoria and Western Equatoria. This work, in turn, will support the Ministry of Health in its goal to contribute to the reduction of maternal, child and infant mortality and improve the overall health status and quality of life of the South Sudanese population. By the end of the ISDP, MCHIP will, in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of South Sudan and USAID, ensure the presence of standardized, equipped, staffed and functional health facilities that are able to provide the minimum package of quality primary health care services and increase community access to information and services. The program will be implemented in three phases: Phase 1 focuses on ensuring the continuation of donor-supported existing primary health care services for a six-month period. In this phase, ISDP will continue to support eight counties previously supported either by the USAID-funded Sudan Health Transformation Project II or Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. Phase 2 will be initiated with the awarding of competitive sub-grants to one implementing NGO per country for all 16 counties in the two states. This phase is focused on supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH), state MOH and county health departments to standardize, strengthen and expand primary health care activities in facilities and communities. Phase 3 will focus on progressive transition of primary health care services to MOH support over an 18-month period. About MCHIP: The Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) is the USAID Bureau for Global Health's maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) program. MCHIP supports global programming in MNCH, immunization, family planning, malaria and HIV/AIDS, and strongly encourages opportunities for integration. Cross-cutting technical areas include water, sanitation, hygiene, urban health and health systems strengthening. MCHIP brings together a partnership of organizations with demonstrated success in reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality rates and malnutrition. Each partner is taking the lead in developing programs around specific technical areas. Jhpiego is the Prime on MCHIP, leading a coalition of the following partners: JSI, Save the Children, PATH, JHU/IIP, Broad Branch, PSI and Macro International. For more information about MCHIP, see full MCHIP description on this Web site or visit www.mchip.net. About Jhpiego: For nearly 40 years, Jhpiego, (pronounced "ja-pie-go"), has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing simple, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. We partner with community- to national-level organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy and guidelines development, and quality and performance improvement approaches. For more information about Jhpiego, visit www.jhpiego.org.