The Health and WASH sector of ADRA in South Sudan focuses on capacity building of health personnel in leadership and governance, provision of pharmaceutical services, health management and information systems and health service provision. ADRA’s Health program will focus on strengthening the health system at the state and county levels. As a result, state and county health departments will effectively and efficiently provide health support needed in the health facilities. The strategy is designed to increase access to health services based on the 7 high impacts (Immunization, WASH, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Safe motherhood, Family Planning). For health systems strengthening, ADRA SS embarks on the 6 building blocks (leadership and governance, human resources for health, pharmaceutical services, finance, health management information systems, and health service provision). Attention is also placed on strengthening the Boma Health Initiative to bring services to the grassroots.
The approach in Health and WASH sector is to work through existing Health facilities and facilitating health outreaches to communities and working using the Boma Health Initiative. This is done with the goal that communities in South Sudan are healthy (physically, mentally etc) and economically productive.
- Strengthen health systems at State and County levels (leadership and governance, human resources for health, pharmaceutical services, finance, health management information systems, and health service provision).
- Increase access and utilization of maternal and child health services at community and facility level (7 high impact areas – safe motherhood, immunization, HIV/AIDS, community mobilization, WASH, nutrition
- Strengthen nutrition service delivery at community level.
- Increase access to WASH services at facility and community level.
Beneficiaries reached – 544,860 reached between 2018 – 2021.