South Sudan Country Overview

Country Overviews

IMA South Sudan Country Overview

The humanitarian situation in South Sudan remains dire with nearly 70 percent of the population in need of humanitarian assistance. The country is among the worst globally on key health performance indicators as it faces a catastrophic food crisis. Around 75 percent of all child deaths are due to preventable diseases, such as diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are endemic in the country. Devastating flooding, political instability and COVID-19 have exacerbated the crises and threatened lives and livelihoods across South Sudan. Over 2 million people remain displaced.

IMA World Health (IMA) has a major role in the development of the health care system in South Sudan. Since 2008, IMA has been working with South Sudan’s nascent government ministries, international and national partners, and other health organizations to strengthen the health system’s capacity to deliver high-quality essential health care services, implement community-based HIV/AIDS prevention interventions, and improve maternal, neonatal and child health outcomes. Even after the violent conflicts that began in 2013, IMA continued working with the local government and primary health care providers state-wide in Upper Nile and Jonglei to facilitate service delivery and emergency response. Despite ongoing and ever-changing challenges, IMA and our local partners have continued to support hundreds of thousands of people across South Sudan.

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