South Sudan: Juba Teaching Hospital Support

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

July 17, 2014

Dr. Taban Martin Vitale

The actual improvement of the Accident and Emergency Department at Juba Teaching Hospital started on July 7, 2014 and as of July 17, 2014, the contractor is working on all the three blocks stipulated in our agreement. The fourth block, taken on by the Ministry of Health as part of our agreement for this joint project, is also vacant ready for renovation; the Ministry of Health, however, is still in the process of entering into a legal agreement with the Pan Koung Ltd for the improvement of that block.

The demolition work in the three blocks is almost complete and the remolding work is in progress.

The Ministry of Health designated engineer, Mr. Martin Oyee, visited the site on July 15, 2014 and he gave his technical advice where necessary and approved the initial stage of the work. He will reassess the progress and the quality of the work after one week, on July 22, 2014.



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.