WHO’s Areas of Focus in South Sudan 2016/17

from World Health Organization
Published on 04 Sep 2017 View Original


The World Health Organization provides leadership on critical health issues and technical support to the Ministry of Health of South Sudan and partners to achieve the overarching goal of promoting and protecting the health status of the people of South Sudan, as outlined in the 12th General Program of Work (GPW).

In 2016, WHO Country Office in South Sudan underwent an accelerated reform, using the WHO Transformation Agenda in the African Region as the guiding vision. The reform led to an enhanced country office capacity in terms of human resources, technical expertise and development of pro-results values. The Transformation Agenda of WHO focuses on pro-result values, smart technical focus, effective communications and partnerships and responsive strategic operations.


Currently, WHO maintains its presence in 140 payams through its field assistants; in 80 counties through its county supervisors and in all of the 10 former states through its field hubs coordinating the health response at state level and providing supervisory support to the counties and payams. At national level, WHO hosts the Health Cluster Coordination, and Experts and Technical Officers of all critical program areas.

WHAT WE DO: Our areas of focus;

  1. Surveillance, health risk assessment and health services information

  2. Preparedness and response to outbreaks and health emergencies including coordination

  3. Support building of health system foundations

  4. Maintaining polio free status and achieve polio certification

  5. Focused technical support, policy options, trends monitoring and gap filling in service delivery area