South Sudan - Support to the Covid-19 Pandemic Response Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Jun 2020
Signature Date 24 Jun 2020
Planned Completion Date 30 May 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11231
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 3,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed project is a UA 3 Million grant from the TSF Pillar 1 (ADF-14) resources under the COVID-19 Rapid Response Facility (CRF) to the Republic of South Sudan to finance the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Project. The first case of COVID-19 was reported on 5th April 2020 and as of May 15, 2020, a total of 994 cases and 10 deaths have been confirmed. South Sudan lacks adequate health system capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health system is characterized by low health workforce density, limited inpatient bed capacity, gaps in health workers’ skills and competencies, inadequate health infrastructure, and lack of functioning medical equipment. Low coverage of community health interventions and poor access to health facilities further limit the uptake of health services. The project will support the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic and build health system capacity for emergency preparedness in South Sudan. Major activities will focus on improving health facilities and health worker capacity for detecting COVID-19 and treating COVID-19 cases. The two main components will be implemented synergistically drawing upon complementary linkages to respond immediately to the pandemic as well as build long-term resilience for emergency preparedness in the health system.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to support the emergency response for COVID-19 and strengthen health system capacity for emergency preparedness in South Sudan.

Beneficiaries

The project will benefit the Government and the entire population of Southern Sudan.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-SS-I00-002
Last Update 12 May 2021

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Contact Details

Name OGWANG Peter Lawrence
Email p.ogwang@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country South Sudan