South Sudan: Juba Teaching Hospital Support
Juba Teaching Hospital Q4 2014 Report
March 11, 2015
Dr. Taban Martin Vitale and Okang Wilson Ezekiel
Summary of Activities
1. Renovation of the Accident and Emergency Department at Juba Teaching Hospital (Work still ongoing).
2. In collaboration with Direct Relief International (DRI), donated medical supplies and pharmaceuticals worth $478,484.27 to Juba Teaching Hospital.
3. Improvement of new RMF office within Juba Teaching Hospital.
4. Preparation of Training on Respectful Care for staff at A&E Department, and eventually all staff at JTH.
5. Continued implementation of waste management policies and waste removal at JTH.
6. Procured and provided adequate cleaning materials to Pediatric department and special wing to keep the wards clean.
7. Continued support of high-speed WIFI internet services for Juba Teaching Hospital Resource Centre (JTHRC).
8. Finalized and signed a partnership agreement with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for implementation of malnutrition treatment and prevention programs in Jonglei and Greater Pibor Area.
Much-needed Supplies, Meds Provided
Donated medical supplies and pharmaceuticals worth $478,484.27 to Juba Teaching Hospital through one of our partners, Direct Relief International (DRI)
South Sudan team has a new home
Improved and furnished the new office space in Juba Teaching Hospital allocated for RMF South Sudan team.
Respectful Maternity Care
New Manuals Ready
Developed training manuals for Respectful Health Care (RHC) which will be rolled out at JTH in Q1 2015
JTH Infrastructure Improvement
Prepared and submitted proposal for assessment and improving of JTH infrastructure to be Center of Excellence; needs assessment to take place in Q1, 2015.
Jonglei, Boma Program
Targeting Malnourished Children
Entered into a partnership agreement with the UNICEF to implement malnutrition treatment and prevention programs in three counties of Jonglei (Ayod, Fangak and Nyirol) and Boma county of Greater Pibor Area.
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.