Health and Immunization

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South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world with about half of its population (51%) living on less than 1 US$ per day. The economy of South Sudan is one of the world´s weakest and most underdeveloped; having little existing infrastructure and the highest maternal mortality and female illiteracy rates in the world. The vast majority of the population is engaged in rural subsistence farming and cattle herding. Living conditions are deprived; with poor access to potable drinking water (less than 50%), poor access to proper sanitation (less than 7%) and high illiteracy rates among adult population (88% among women and 63% men).

The provision of health services in South Sudan is far from adequate. As a result, basic health indices are still very poor. Data from household health survey indicates that maternal mortality ratio was 2,054 per 100,000 live births (in 2006), infant mortality rate was 84 per 1,000 live births in 2010 and under-five mortality was 106 per 1,000 live births (in 2010). The 2006 and 2010 household health surveys also indicated that card verified DTP-3 coverage had declined from 10.3% to 5.4% respectively. In the two surveys, the proportion of fully immunized declined from 9.4% to 4.3%, despite contrary trends from the administrative reporting system. The 2010 survey report did not provide qualitative explanation for the declining trends in immunization performance indicators.

In response to these Children Protection, Gender based Violence and Health and Immunization issues in South Sudan and Boma state in particular, the

Save A Life International- South Sudan (SLI-SS) was formed to empower the people of South Sudan to promote Child Protection through Promoting Justice For Children, supporting community based programmes for the protection of children, advocacy and support, capacity development, and strengthening social welfare systems like health worker trainings, ministry of Gender training among others.

SLI-SS is also involved in mobilizing resources towards the reduction of GBV and IPV cases in Boma State, South Sudan. The organization works to provide community outreach services to sensitive people against GBV and IPV. The organization works in case management through GBV risk mitigation, clinical management of rape cases, providing women and girl friendly spaces, Life transformation programs to prevent violence cases. Further, SLI-SS also engages in investing in local state and non-state actors in capacity building towards prevention, management and enactment of laws

In this regard SLI-SS has initiated a series of sensitization and awareness creation projects aimed at changing communities’ perceptions and creating an informed population better able to protect their environment and secure their food sources.

SLI-SS also provides health services in Boma State through public health awareness creation especially to malaria prevention and treatment, provision of water, sanitation and hygiene awareness and access to immunization, providing free community medical clinics in villages and institutions like schools and churches and mosques.

The SLI-SS also incorporates other cross-cutting issues in its Protection, GBV, IPV and WASH projects to include gender streamlining and empowerment, HIV and Aids and Youth empowerment.

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Health and Immunization

Health and Immunization

South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world with about half of its population (51%) living on less than 1 US$ per day. The economy of South Sudan is one of the world´s weakest and most underdeveloped; having little existing infrastructure and the highest maternal mortality and female illiteracy rates in the world. The vast majority of the population is engaged in rural subsistence farming and cattle herding. Living conditions are deprived; with poor access to potable drinking water (less than 50%), poor access to proper sanitation (less than 7%) and high illiteracy rates among adult population (88% among women and 63% men).

The provision of health services in South Sudan is far from adequate. As a result, basic health indices are still very poor. Data from household health survey indicates that maternal mortality ratio was 2,054 per 100,000 live births (in 2006), infant mortality rate was 84 per 1,000 live births in 2010 and under-five mortality was 106 per 1,000 live births (in 2010). The 2006 and 2010 household health surveys also indicated that card verified DTP-3 coverage had declined from 10.3% to 5.4% respectively. In the two surveys, the proportion of fully immunized declined from 9.4% to 4.3%, despite contrary trends from the administrative reporting system. The 2010 survey report did not provide qualitative explanation for the declining trends in immunization performance indicators.

In response to these Children Protection, Gender based Violence and Health and Immunization issues in South Sudan and Boma state in particular, the

Save A Life International- South Sudan (SLI-SS) was formed to empower the people of South Sudan to promote Child Protection through Promoting Justice For Children, supporting community based programmes for the protection of children, advocacy and support, capacity development, and strengthening social welfare systems like health worker trainings, ministry of Gender training among others.

SLI-SS is also involved in mobilizing resources towards the reduction of GBV and IPV cases in Boma State, South Sudan. The organization works to provide community outreach services to sensitive people against GBV and IPV. The organization works in case management through GBV risk mitigation, clinical management of rape cases, providing women and girl friendly spaces, Life transformation programs to prevent violence cases. Further, SLI-SS also engages in investing in local state and non-state actors in capacity building towards prevention, management and enactment of laws

In this regard SLI-SS has initiated a series of sensitization and awareness creation projects aimed at changing communities’ perceptions and creating an informed population better able to protect their environment and secure their food sources.

SLI-SS also provides health services in Boma State through public health awareness creation especially to malaria prevention and treatment, provision of water, sanitation and hygiene awareness and access to immunization, providing free community medical clinics in villages and institutions like schools and churches and mosques.

The SLI-SS also incorporates other cross-cutting issues in its Protection, GBV, IPV and WASH projects to include gender streamlining and empowerment, HIV and Aids and Youth empowerment.

Health and Immunization

Health and Immunization

South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world with about half of its population (51%) living on less than 1 US$ per day. The economy of South Sudan is one of the world´s weakest and most underdeveloped; having little existing infrastructure and the highest maternal mortality and female illiteracy rates in the world. The vast majority of the population is engaged in rural subsistence farming and cattle herding. Living conditions are deprived; with poor access to potable drinking water (less than 50%), poor access to proper sanitation (less than 7%) and high illiteracy rates among adult population (88% among women and 63% men).

The provision of health services in South Sudan is far from adequate. As a result, basic health indices are still very poor. Data from household health survey indicates that maternal mortality ratio was 2,054 per 100,000 live births (in 2006), infant mortality rate was 84 per 1,000 live births in 2010 and under-five mortality was 106 per 1,000 live births (in 2010). The 2006 and 2010 household health surveys also indicated that card verified DTP-3 coverage had declined from 10.3% to 5.4% respectively. In the two surveys, the proportion of fully immunized declined from 9.4% to 4.3%, despite contrary trends from the administrative reporting system. The 2010 survey report did not provide qualitative explanation for the declining trends in immunization performance indicators.

In response to these Children Protection, Gender based Violence and Health and Immunization issues in South Sudan and Boma state in particular, the

Save A Life International- South Sudan (SLI-SS) was formed to empower the people of South Sudan to promote Child Protection through Promoting Justice For Children, supporting community based programmes for the protection of children, advocacy and support, capacity development, and strengthening social welfare systems like health worker trainings, ministry of Gender training among others.

SLI-SS is also involved in mobilizing resources towards the reduction of GBV and IPV cases in Boma State, South Sudan. The organization works to provide community outreach services to sensitive people against GBV and IPV. The organization works in case management through GBV risk mitigation, clinical management of rape cases, providing women and girl friendly spaces, Life transformation programs to prevent violence cases. Further, SLI-SS also engages in investing in local state and non-state actors in capacity building towards prevention, management and enactment of laws

In this regard SLI-SS has initiated a series of sensitization and awareness creation projects aimed at changing communities’ perceptions and creating an informed population better able to protect their environment and secure their food sources.

SLI-SS also provides health services in Boma State through public health awareness creation especially to malaria prevention and treatment, provision of water, sanitation and hygiene awareness and access to immunization, providing free community medical clinics in villages and institutions like schools and churches and mosques.

The SLI-SS also incorporates other cross-cutting issues in its Protection, GBV, IPV and WASH projects to include gender streamlining and empowerment, HIV and Aids and Youth empowerment.

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