Increased routine immunization of children in South Sudan

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Norwegian People’s Aid, in cooperation with other development partners and central authorities, has decided to increase routine immunization of children in South Sudan.

The resolution to increase routine immunization of children in all health facilities/villages was agreed upon at a mid-term project review meeting in Juba between the partners in the Basic Package of Health Services. The partners also agreed to increase routine vitamin ‘A’ distribution in the next eight months, and undertake regular supervision of health facilities.

  • I urge the partners to keep up with the good team spirit and coordination in order to realize the objectives of the project, said Jan Ledang, country director of Norwegian People’s Aid in South Sudan.

On behalf of the partners of a multi donor trust fund, The Norwegian People’s Aid South Sudan is responsible for following up the Basic package of health services project. The project builds the managerial and technical capacity of staff working in health facilities through capacity development trainings and continuing education. The key activities are immunization of children, protection and treatment against malaria, HIV/AIDS sensitization, family planning, diarrhea, tuberculosis and other childhood diseases.