Health Service Delivery
In a country with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, expanding access and improving the quality of healthcare services, particularly for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) is a high priority for HPF.
HPF supports the Ministry of Health (MoH) to improve the health of the population through funding for implementing partners (IPs) to provide staff, drugs and medical supplies and to deliver direct services in primary health care facilities, hospitals and in the community.
The HPF model funds IPs to support county health departments (CHDs) and hospital management teams to deliver and improve health services and build the capacity of health workers and community members to correctly identify and respond to women and children in need of healthcare. HPF has saved the lives of countless women and children by delivering better health services.
At the national level, HPF coordinates with health partners through the health cluster and various health working groups to ensure efforts are not duplicated and to maximise value for money for donors. HPF also plays an important coordination role when its IPs respond to national emergencies such as outbreak of disease or large scale population displacement.
HPF objectives are shaped by South Sudan’s Health Sector Development Plan and the Basic Package of Health and Nutrition Services (BPHNS). HPF2 will also align to the new Health Sector Policy 2016-24 and Strategic Plan 2016-20.
Through its IPs, HPF provides comprehensive MNCH services including antenatal care, deliveries by skilled birth attendants in health facilities, emergency treatment for postpartum haemorrhage, immunisation, and treatment for common childhood illnesses like diarrhoea and malaria.
Key health services include:
- Focused antenatal care
- Care of uncomplicated delivery
- Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC)
- Focused postnatal care
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Family planning
- Routine immunisation services (EPI)
- Integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI)
- Essential nutrition action
Most common diseases and public health risks
- Acute respiratory tract infections
HPF2 will focus on the provision of essential maternal health and nutrition services and the protection of the most vulnerable (particularly youth, women and girls).
The primary health component will support implementing partners to increase utilisation of maternal health, child health, family planning and nutrition services. Cross cutting activities for these technical areas will include:
Supporting IPs to incorporate a focus on quality of care within their broader implementation.
Gender mainstreaming and integration of approaches to prevent, protect and respond to violence against women and girls, ensure social inclusion, conflict sensitivity and value for money.
Identify areas where we can enhance impact through the piloting/scale up of technological solutions in support of innovation.
Community engagement, community based service delivery and addressing demand side barriers to health access.
Transforming the lives of millions of people in South Sudan
HPF aims to lay the foundations for the MoH provide quality healthcare for its own people in a future free from dependency on foreign aid.