Strengthening Health Systems (Global Fund Round 9)

Programme Description

As principle recipient for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (GFATM), UNDP through Round 9 Health Systems Strengthening (HSS), 9 focuses on delivering adequate and high-quality health services to the population of South Sudan. GFATM signed a five-year Health System Strengthening Grant with UNDP to address the main constraints identified in the National Health Policy of South Sudan. These constraints include a lack of appropriate equipment and supplies, a need for well-functioning disease surveillance and response systems, and poor infrastructure and support services.


Through this funding UNDP has supported the Government in building ten ante-natal clinics, eight laboratories, five maternity wards, five monitoring and evaluation facilities, four community resource centres, three blood banks and two teaching institutions throughout South Sudan.  However, the impact of UNDP’s programme goes beyond constructing infrastructure, seven nursing and midwifery tutors have been recruited and deployed at nursing and midwifery schools in Juba, Yei and Kajo-Keji to train students in the hope of addressing the world’s highest Maternal Mortality Rate.  In addition, 90 support staff have been trained on universal precautions and infection control, 60 health workers have been trained on blood safety, and 20 health workers were trained on pharmaceutical management.

The Supply Chain Management system was improved considerably. Inventory management software was installed in the central warehouse for tracking of stock movements and as a result assisted in maintaining an accurate and up-to-date stock count of products, order processing and in generating reports. A Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) Specialist, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) provided capacity building through hands-on training to 30 health facilities in nine states .  Monitoring and Evaluation Officers from the states have been trained in monthly reporting and data analysis.  For the first time, national aggregated data based on the agreed upon indicators was generated and shared with wide range of stakeholders. Lastly, a HMIS (explain what this is) consultant was recruited in August of 2011 and guided the MoH in developing one national reporting format with integrated list of key indicators. All implementing partners were required to report on the national priority indicators using agreed data collection tools.

Project Overview
Project start date:
October 2010
Estimated end date:
September 2012
Geographic coverage
All ten states in South Sudan
Focus Area:
Inclusive Growth & Economic Development
1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Project Officer:
Madelena Monoja
Ministry of Health, Government of South Sudan (GoSS) State Ministries of Health