Project profile — South Sudan - Emergency Health Care - Doctors without Borders Canada 2019


Doctors Without Borders (21029)
2019-05-03 - 2019-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• South Sudan (100.00%)


• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)


March 2019 - An estimated 7.1 million people across South Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection across the country as a result of armed conflict, food insecurity, malnutrition, economic decline and disease. Approximately 1.9 million people are internally displaced within South Sudan and almost 2.3 million South Sudanese have sought protection in neighbouring countries. An estimated 6.2 million people are currently severely food insecure, with malnutrition rates over emergency thresholds. Outbreaks of communicable diseases have strained an already overwhelmed health system. Humanitarian access remains restricted in many areas and large numbers of people are accessible only by air drops. With GAC’s support, Doctors without Borders Canada is providing emergency health services for up to 167,000 conflict affected people in Upper Nile and Jonglei states. Project activities include: (1) providing primary health care, including 38,000 malaria patients treated and 52,000 vaccinations; (2) providing sexual and reproductive healthcare services, including 6,684 post-natal consultations and 3,440 assisted deliveries; and (3) providing secondary healthcare services, including 3,969 inpatient admissions and 1,400 malnutrition cases treated with therapeutic feeding.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: The expected immediate outcomes for this project include: (1) improved equal access to a comprehensive package of primary health care for conflict affected populations; (2) improved access to sexual and reproductive health services for women, men, boys and girls; and (3) improved equal access to a secondary healthcare services for conflict affected populations. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,000,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
03-05-2019 Commitment $1,000,000
03-05-2019 Disbursement $1,000,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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