HPF releases healthcare statistics: December 2020
Health Pooled Fund (HPF), an international NGO based in Juba, has released its latest set of statistics from its healthcare support efforts across the country.
HPF operates in 8 South Sudanese states, and is jointly funded by Britain, Canada, Sweden, Gavi and the European Union. Their aim is to provide universal access to good quality, basic health services in partnership with the Ministry of Health. Historically this has taken the form of maternal and child health, immunisations and community medicine. In recent months, however, COVID has become a priority issue.
In the past month, HPF have had 634,663 outpatient curative consultations in their facilities, including 243,016 children under the age of 5 and 391,647 above.
7,271 deliveries were performed by HPF birth attendants, and 23,191 children were vaccinated with the third and final dose of the pentavalent vaccine.
At a community level, HPF have introduced infrastructure allowing healthcare professionals at boma level to administer 128,968 treatments to young children, for conditions including malaria and pneumonia.
With regards to COVID, HPF contributed to the nationwide effort to introduce and distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers. So far, 12 consignments of PPE have arrived in country with a 13th due in February. Four further contracts have been placed this month, with a gradual rollout expected this year.
More information about HPF can be found here.