Amref’s Celebration of 50 Years in South-Sudan

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South Sudan has experienced protracted conflict before and since gaining independence, the country has made tremendous progress in improving health indicators including low life expectancy and poor access to health services. Amref Health Africa has been instrumental in promoting access to healthcare to the communities by working with government in strengthening health systems, developing human capacity and promoting direct service delivery. For programme interventions that began in 1972, Amref Health Africa takes pride in its 50 years of existence in South Sudan.

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Amref Health Africa is at the frontline in supporting the government of South Sudan in promoting access to healthcare among communities. Follow @Amref_Woldwide and @amrefSSudanfor real-time information Amref’s work in South Sudan. #AmrefSSudanAT50

Amref Health Africa continues to offer Technical Assistance to the South Sudan’s Ministry of Health in developing and implementing health policies, guidelines, SoPs and curricula that are critical in addressing health needs of South Sudan. #AmrefSSudanAT50

Amref Health Africa is at the frontline in supporting the government of South Sudan in promoting access to healthcare among communities. Follow @Amref_Woldwide and @amrefSSudanfor real-time information Amref’s work in South Sudan. #AmrefSSudanAT50

Amref Health Africa continues to offer Technical Assistance to the South Sudan’s Ministry of Health in developing and implementing health policies, guidelines, SoPs and curricula that are critical in addressing health needs of South Sudan. #AmrefSSudanAT50

Amref has been training mid-level health workers, clinical officers, and mid-wives as an important contribution to strengthening health systems in South Sudan. #AmrefSSudanAT50

Major thematic areas for Amref South Sudan include: • Human Resources for Health • Reproductive Health - maternal and neonatal health, and family planning and FP • Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and NTDs. • Disease Control and Prevention #AmrefSSudanAT50

Amref started its work in Sudan in 1972 following a first survey carried-out at the urgent request of the Southern Sudan Government which was keen to have AMREF involved at an early stage in the planning for the reconstruction of the health services after peace has been restored in the area. #AmrefSSudanAt50

Amref Health Africa hosts its 50th Anniversary celebrations in South Sudan on 11th May 2022. The event brings together government officials, development partners, Amref’s top leadership and programme beneficiaries to celebrate Amref’s milestones in the last 50 years in developing and strengthening South Sudan’s health care system. #AmrefSSudanAt50

South Sudan’s government has been working to transition from a focus on humanitarian relief to longer-term development of the health sector, as reflected in 2017 Boma Health Initiative, a nationwide effort to integrate and improve access to fragmented, community health services, and the Health Sector Strategic Plan, 2017–2022. #AmrefSSudanAt50

Amref works with the South Sudan government to implement Health Sector Strategic Plan 2017–2022 that prioritises delivery of a basic package of health and nutrition services through primary health care and financial protection for achieving Universal Health Coverage. #AmrefSSudanAt50

Amref’s focus on South Sudan’s health systems stabilisation serves as a catalyst for restoring health system foundations, test approaches before scale-up, and lay groundwork for further progress towards UHC and the health-related SDGs. #AmrefSSudanAt50

We believe that addressing human resources deficits for PHC is a particular challenge that requires prioritising and improving remuneration, incentives and training for health workers and strengthening human resource information systems. #AmrefSSudanAt50

Amref South Sudan is supporting 34 health facilities (Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care hospital) to provide uninterrupted maternal and child health services including provision of the South Sudan Basic Package for Health and Nutrition. #AmrefSSudanAt50

Amref South Sudan initiated public private partnership with private hospitals, clinics and service centres to provide uninterrupted family planning, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health services. #AmrefSSudanAt50

Over 40 private clinics have enrolled in the public-private family planning programme reaching to over 5,600 women and adolescents with services. #AmrefSSudanAt50

In 2020, Amref Health Africa South Sudan re-initiated TB treatment services in Maridi State – 171 treated, and increased access to immunization services in 4 Bomas of Ibba that were not receiving Immunization services with 1500 children vaccinated #AmrefSSudanAt50

In 2020, research to investigate effects of ivermectin treatment to pregnant women was launched in Maridi, Muvolo and Mundri counties to accelerate elimination of onchocerciasis with reduction and its associated disabilities (Nodding Syndrome Disease, Blindness) #AmrefSSudanAt50

In 2021, Amref supported South Sudan’s ministry of health to develop the national NTD/ WASH framework with support from ASCEND. #AmrefSSudanAt50

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