This action builds on previous EU engagement in the health sector of South Sudan, via global health initiatives and through the Health Pooled Funds (I and II). Despite the recent signature of the revitalised peace agreement, the basic health needs of the South Sudanese population remain largely unaddressed. By promoting better health for everyone, this project will support the implementation of the peace agreement, reconstruction efforts and the return of internally displaced people (IDPs) and people who fled conflict to neighbouring countries. The action will do so by supporting the foundations of an effective public health system that will deliver improved access to quality health services in South Sudan, and respond to emergency needs where required.
The overall objective of this action is to contribute to improved health and well-being of the population of South Sudan. The specific objective is to achieve increased equal access to quality health, including nutrition services, with a special focus on pregnant women and children under five.
In view of the current pandemic, the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) in the Horn of Africa reacted quickly to approve a total of EUR 15 million to support COVID-19 preparedness in Sudan and South Sudan.
In Sudan, a EUR 10 million programme, implemented by the World...