South Sudan

South Sudan is a landlocked country in North Eastern Africa with a population of 11 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 53 years (males) and 55 years (females). South Sudan is in a phase of transition, as its government moves from a core focus of tackling a humanitarian and emergency situation towards reorienting the state’s priorities to long-term development of the health sector. The country is part of the group of Fragile States that signed the Busan New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. After a six-month process of bottom-up policy dialogues, South Sudan’s Ministry of Health published a National Health Policy 2016-2026, to address major challenges following over two decades of war for independence. The UHC Partnership has further provided technical expertise to the development and implementation of the National Health Sector Strategic Plan 2017-2022, as well as to the Boma Health Initiative, a community health worker strategy to strengthen community systems. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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