South Sudan: Juba Teaching Hospital Support

Accident & Emergency Department, Juba Teaching Hospital: Improvements – Phase Five

October 27, 2014

Dr. Taban Martin Vitale, RMF South Sudan

On 17 October 2014, the Ministry of Health designated engineer Mr. Martin Oyoo together with the RMF team, Juba Teaching Hospital Administration and Pan Koung Company Limited site supervisors carried out a joint assessment and evaluation of the ongoing work of improving the Accident and Emergency Department at Juba Teaching Hospital. The team pointed out some areas which needed additional improvement and the contractor agreed to implement the team’s suggestions in order to achieve the expected standard.
As per today, 20 October 2014, the work is concentrated on the fourth block of the A&E Department which is under contract with and the contribution of the Ministry of Health. Tile work is completed, painting both interior/exterior and fixing the windows is ongoing. While concentrating on this fourth block, the contractor is also doing final finishes on the three blocks under contract with RMF.
So far the contactor has received three installment payments, a total of $180,000, 90% of the total contract value from RMF; the final 10% payment ($20,000) will be paid 30 days after successful completion of the entire work.

Materials bought by the contractor               

Window screens ready for fixing             Technician preparing the surface before fixing the window screen

Well painted reception area          Well fitted hand washing tap and mirror in the wash room

Electrician connecting ceiling fans and wiring              Waiting area after connecting fans and lighting

Waiting area of A&E Department, in front the former lab block

MOH engineer, RMF's Okang Wilson and contractor conducting a site visit

Plastering work completed in the fourth block (Medical Unit) of A&E department

Painting the facer board of the fourth block                                Workers painting the water gutters

Smoothing the wall of the fourth block

Tile work on the fourth block

Male unit of the fourth block after finishing tile work            Female unit of the fourth block after finishing

Newly painted exterior of fourth ward                 Wielding metallic door for the entrance to the fourth block



Juba Teaching Hospital, the only referral hospital in the whole country of South Sudan, is located in its capital Juba, Central Equatoria State. With an estimated population of 10.16 million basing on annual population growth of 3% from a population census conducted in 2008 and lack of proper functioning primary health care facilities upcountry, many South Sudanese have nowhere to go to but this national referral hospital. Military and police hospitals, if any, are non-functional country wide, forcing soldiers and officers to share the limited facilities with civilians.

Juba Teaching Hospital is directly funded by the central government through the National Ministry of Health, and supported by Real Medicine Foundation, Medical Mission International, UN agencies and other NGOs. Our overarching goal is to improve the quality and sustainability of medical and surgical services provided at Juba Teaching Hospital.


  • Improve patient wards and build infrastructure within Juba Teaching Hospital starting with the Pediatric wards.
  • Assist in improving conditions for providing health care at Juba Teaching Hospital, including the policies and management of regular and medical waste.
  • Rehabilitate and/or purchase new medical equipment.
  • Provide basic medical supplies, disposables and pharmaceuticals for the Pediatric Department, complementing those provided by the Ministry of Health.
  • Organize on-site clinical training, beginning with general equipment usage.