South Sudan: Juba Teaching Hospital Support
Juba Teaching Hospital Q2 2014 Report
July 31, 2014
Dr. Taban Martin Vitale and Okang Wilson Ezekiel
Summary of Activities
The Health Systems Strengthening project, focused on Juba Teaching Hospital has achieved many notable milestones during the reporting quarter through the committed partnership with the National Ministry of Health, JTH administration and its staff.
Repainted Pediatric Ward 5
Reduction in Re-infection Rates
The repainted Pediatric ward 5 surgical unit coupled with provision of adequate cleaning materials has reduced re-infection rates among in-patients and also improved working conditions for healthcare professionals and JCONAM students who are on their clinical rotations.
A&E Department Renovation Begins
Starts with Demo and Remodeling
The renovation and improvement works of the Accident and Emergency Department started with demolition of some sections in the three blocks and remodeling work also started well. (Refer to A&E report #1).
Pediatric Disease Statistics Report
Aids Intervention Strategy Adjustments
The well-produced pediatric disease statistics report has helped the healthcare professionals to adjust their intervention strategy toward the most frequent causes of mortality in under 5’s, this will in turn improve services offered to the community.
Regular Waste Removal
JTH and Surroundings Clean and Safe
The JTH premises and the surrounding areas are preserved and kept clean and safe through regular removal of the waste which had posed a threat to the healthcare workers, patients, surrounding community and the environment.
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.