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.

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Results &


repainted interior of pediatric ward 5

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.

cutting concrete to trace the plumbing system

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).

happy nurse in the pediatric ward

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.

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& Objectives


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.
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Q2 Report, 2014

444,680 beneficiaries (Juba and surrounding area residents)