This project aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality rate of children under five. It also aims to confine the prevalence of HIV to less than 5% and mitigate its impact in the target areas. Finally, it will increase the knowledge of mothers regarding quality maternity resilience and new born care, and increase their access to good quality heath care.
PROPOSAL BEING UPDATED AND REVIEWED. NOW WILL INCLUDE JUBA. THE INFORMATION HERE WILL BE EXPANDED. Violence in South Sudan between government and opposition forces has created a complex humanitarian crisis. Large numbers are fleeing Sudan to Ethiopia because of conflict as well as food insecurity, human rights abuses, and lack of basic services in thei Central Equatoria is considered a relatively stable area but inter-communal conflicts generate violence (including sexual and gender based violence), the project will be implemented here. Specific locations include, Yai county (Tore Payam) and Terekeka County.
The project strategy lies on the construction and support to 2 Maternity Waiting homes for Pregnant women and building the capacity of local Traditional Birth Attendants. The strengthening of the health systems will also be achieved through the support to 4 primary health care centers.
The strategy targets 400,000 people in crisis-affected states, of which 80 per cent are women and girls. The implementing partner of the project is the South Sudan Red Cross working in close cooperation with the Netherlands Red Cross. The funds for this project were raised by an annual campaign in collaboration with the Dutch public radio 3FM.