South Sudan—Health Pooled Fund

Client: U.K. Department for International Development

Duration: 2012-2018

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Country: South Sudan

Solutions: Health

The Health Pooled Fund, supported by multiple donors, focuses on successfully strengthening health systems and delivering essential health services in South Sudan. Crown Agents leads a consortium that includes DAI Global Health’s Health Partners International and Montrose International. Within the fund are 23 other implementing partners that support primary health care services in health facilities, including hospitals, across 55 counties.

As part of the consortium, Health Partners International leads the Health Systems Strengthening, Gender and Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement project activities.

Sample Activities

  • Manage Health Pooled Fund mechanisms through support to the Steering Committee and state and county coordination mechanisms, as well as develop policies, procedures, and guidelines.

  • Support health service delivery through contracting, managing, and monitoring implementing partners.

  • Strengthen health sector planning, management, and oversight at national and state levels.

  • Manage fiduciary risk for funds under direct Health Pooled Fund control.

Select Results

  • Immunised hundreds of thousands of children against preventable childhood illnesses including vaccinating 614,243 children under 1 year against measles.

  • Provided family planning for the first time to 32,342 women of reproductive age, reinforcing their right to determine how many children they have and, by preventing unintended pregnancy, reducing number of maternal deaths and infant mortality.

  • Provided a skilled birth attendant to 62 percent of all baby deliveries to nearly 200,000 women, resulting in more women getting access to clean, safe, and reliable treatment.

  • Trained and deployed specialists and officers to be embedded in the national and state Ministry of Health.



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