Project profile — Support to the Health Pooled Fund


Government of the United Kingdom - DFID - Department for International Development
2021-10-20 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• South Sudan (100.00%)


• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (38.00%)
Basic nutrition (12240) (5.00%)
Health education (12261) (5.00%)
Malaria control (12262) (10.00%)
Health personnel development (12281) (5.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (3.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (24.00%)
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

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


The Health Pooled Fund aims to improve the health and well-being of the South Sudanese population in 8 of South Sudan’s 10 states. Canada’s contribution to the Health Pooled Fund helps ensure that quality health services, including sexual and reproductive health services, are available in about 800 of South Sudan’s health facilities and surrounding communities. Canada’s contribution also helps increase awareness of healthy behaviours, including women’s and adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health rights. This project builds on previous support to the Health Pooled Fund and is part of Canada’s commitment to improving global health and human rights. Project activities include: (1) delivering life-saving health and nutrition services in hospitals, health facilities and communities; (2) recruiting and training health workers; (3) procuring and distributing essential medicines and medical equipment; (4) delivering family health sessions to educate communities on family planning, child health and nutrition, and gender-based violence; (5) strengthening community health committees and enhancing women’s leadership; and (6) training and mentoring Ministry of Health personnel. The Health Pooled Fund expects to reach 7.9 million South Sudanese annually by 2024, or 65% of the country’s population, with women and children as the primary beneficiaries.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to quality, inclusive health and nutrition services, including sexual and reproductive health services; (2) increased healthy behaviours and practices supportive of women’s and girls’ health rights; and (3) more inclusive and accountable state-level health systems and policy environments that respond to the needs of the South Sudanese people. This includes the specific needs of women and girls, persons with disabilities and persons living with mental illness.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $23,000,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
07-07-2023 Disbursement $22,700,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Basket funds/pooled funding
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