Sudan - Improving Health Access and Systems Strengthening Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Jan 2018
Signature Date 12 Mar 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11231
Commitment U.A 20,050,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Improving Health Access and Systems Strengthening Project in Sudan will address key health priorities of the country including reproductive and child health, nutrition and cancer control. It is a standalone operation which will finance community-based health and nutrition service delivery and facility-level health systems strengthening efforts for improving health and nutrition outcomes among women and children. The project aims to improve health knowledge, access to health services, quality of health services and the functioning capacity of the health system. Its interventions are articulated around three main project components, namely: (i) Institutional Capacity Building of Health Systems including subcomponents a) Capacity Building of Human Resources for Health and b) Support for Health Service Delivery; (ii) Demand Generation for Health Care Utilization; and (iii) Project Management. The project will be implemented over a period of 57 months from March 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022. It cost is estimated at UA 20.05 million to be financed by the Transition Support Facility Pillar I.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the Improving Health Access and Systems Strengthening Project is to increase the demand for health care and improve the supply of health services in order to reduce the high rates of mortality and morbidity among women and children. The project will increase the demand for and supply of health services for reproductive health, cancer and nutrition in four states, namely Al Gezira, Khartoum, Northern State and River Nile.


The direct beneficiaries of the project will include women and children and the indirect beneficiaries will be men. At the end of the interventions, approximately 5,113,944 women and 4,287,512 children are expected to benefit from improved access to health services. Although the primary beneficiaries will be women and children, men will also benefit from the improved health system capacity and outreach of community health programs. The project benefits include: (a) improved knowledge on health issues including disease prevention and treatment, optimal nutrition and appropriate care seeking; (b) improved health system capacity including functioning health facilities and skilled providers; (c) increase in health care utilization for reproductive health and cancer; and (d) decrease in mortality and morbidity among women, children and men.

Participating Organization

Fragile States Facility
Ministry of Health (MoH)


IATI identifier 46002-P-SD-I00-004
Last Update 02 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name OWITI Elizabeth Anyango

Geographic Location

Country Sudan
Coordinates Location Name
14.6 33.35 Al Jazirah
15.55177 32.53241 Khartoum