During the second quarter of 2017, RMF was forced to downsize our operations due to insecurity at 3 of our field sites (Katdalok, Mogok, and Yian in Ayod County). Variable indicators are therefore not as high as expected, but nevertheless, our teams managed to accomplish the following:
RMF’s Health Systems Strengthening Project, focused on Juba Teaching Hospital (JTH), has achieved the following milestones during this reporting quarter through our committed partnership with the National Ministry of Health, JTH administration, and JTH staff:
During the armed conflict that broke out in Juba mid-December 2013, infrastructure that existed in Ayod was destroyed, while Pibor’s healthcare facility was vandalized during the insurgency of February 2016. Coupled with lack of funding, healthcare partners in Ayod and Pibor left these locations, increasing the vulnerability of communities in these two counties who have no access to quality, affordable healthcare services.
In September 2016, RMF entered into a partnership agreement with UNICEF to rejuvenate the primary healthcare centers in Gorwai and Pibor in order to provide quality MNCH and PMTCT services for the communities in need.
The overall goal of this project is to reduce the global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate to an acceptable level of less than 15% in each of the payams assigned to RMF. This will be in line with standards set by the South Sudan National Nutrition Program.
Implemented activities in line with RMF-sponsored activities and project objectives: