In January 2013, IMA and 12 international and local partners began implementing a flagship health systems strengthening initiative, the Rapid Results Health Project. RRHP strengthens the capacity of health systems throughout Jonglei and Upper Nile states to provide preventive and curative health services. This catchment area, which started with 24 counties in two states but expanded to 29 counties upon the creation of the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, comprises 3.1 million people — more than 25 percent of South Sudan’s population.
Key activities include:
- preventive and curative services
- reproductive health services
- delivery of essential medicines
- training of health care workers
The conflict that erupted in December 2013 displaced hundreds of thousands in IMA’s catchment area and greatly affected project efforts. Despite extreme challenges, IMA and partners have continued to support health services throughout the conflict period and have continued to support basic health care in the face of ongoing instability.