Orientation held for new health funding in South Sudan
A meeting to orient partners about the Health Polled Funds. The orientation meeting was held in Maradi County, Western Equatoria State, and was attended by healthcare staff and government employees.
The Heath Pooled Funds (HPF), led by Crown Agents organised an orientation meeting in Maridi, South Sudan, in late May, 2016.
The meeting was attended by the County Health Departments (CHDs), local authorities and implementing partners (IPs) from Maridi, Ibba County and Mundri West Counties, including AAH South Sudan. The purpose of the meeting was to assist the CHDs, local authorities and IPs to gain a better understanding of HPF's approach to programme implementation.
The local authority was receptive and appreciated HPF for its timely intervention to support health programmes in the counties. They pledged their full support to the HPF programme and its implementing partners, including AAH South Sudan.
Under the HPF bridging grant, AAH South Sudan, provides services to 218,000 people. This includes working with the government to provide services in 56 primary health care facilities and one referral hospital in Ibba, Mundri West and Maridi Counties of Western Equatoria State. Fifty one percent of the healthcare workforce in the 56 health facilities are funded by AAH South Sudan.
Last year, AAH South Sudan installed solar systems in 24 health facilities in Central and Western Equatoria States, with funding from Bread for the World.
HPF 2 is a three-year fund of around £120 million to the delivery of essential health services and the achievement of the three main objectives of the national health sector development plan across six of South Sudan’s ten states.
The HPF is supported by the Australian Government’s Overseas Aid Programme (AusAid), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the European Union (EU), and the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA).