South Sudan: Juba Teaching Hospital Support
Juba Teaching Hospital Q3 2014 Report
January 27, 2015
Dr. Taban Martin Vitale and Okang Wilson Ezekiel
Summary of Activities
The Health Systems Strengthening project with focus on Juba Teaching Hospital has achieved many notable milestones during the reporting quarter through the committed partnership with the National Ministry of Health, the JTH administration and its staff.
The renovation work of the Accident and Emergency Department is now in its final phase (refer to separate A&E reports).
Respectful Maternity Care
New Manuals Ready
Developed training manuals for Respectful Health Care (RHC) which will be rolled out at JTH in Q4 2014
Proper Policies Mean Cleaner Hospital
RMF continued to work closely with JTH administration and public health officers to ensure proper implementation of waste management policy guidelines and regular waste removal.
Work Will Continue 2014-2015
Renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Ministry of Health allowing us to continue our work at Juba Teaching Hospital legally for year 2014- 2015.
Completed partnership agreement with Direct Relief International (DRI) and finalized the list of the pharmaceuticals/supplies DRI will ship to JTH in Q4.
Jonglei State Program
Targeting Malnourished Children
Prepared and submitted a proposal to UNICEF for scaling up nutritional programs in Jonglei State targeting the management of Severe Acute Malnourished children under 5 years of age.
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.