Project profile — My Health, My Choice - Support to the Health Pooled Fund in South Sudan


Government of the United Kingdom - DFID - Department for International Development
2019-12-09 - 2021-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• South Sudan (100.00%)


• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (16.00%)
Health education (12261) (10.00%)
• Noncommunicable diseases: Promotion of mental health and well-being (12340) (5.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (8.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (25.00%)
Family planning (13030) (15.00%)
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (5.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (8.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (8.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• 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)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


Supported by Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the United States, the European Union, and Gavi: the vaccine alliance, the Health Pooled Fund supports the delivery of basic health and nutrition services in hospitals, health facilities, and communities in eight of South Sudan’s ten states. Canada’s contribution to the Health Pooled Fund helps support the empowerment of women and girls to access quality health services, including sexual and reproductive health services, free from discrimination, coercion and violence. This requires ensuring that quality, gender-sensitive health services, including sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, are available in facilities and communities, and by increasing knowledge on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and shaping positive attitudes and practices in order to support women’s and girls’ agency and decision-making power. This project builds on previous support to the Health Pooled Fund and is part of Canada’s commitment to improve the reproductive health and rights of women and children.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved provision of quality gender-sensitive health services, including sexual and reproductive health, that meet the needs of women and girls in targeted South Sudanese facilities and communities; and (2) strengthened respect and protection for women and girls’ right to health, including sexual and reproductive health, by communities and households in targeted areas of South Sudan.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) staffed 79% of 639 health facilities with workers trained in addressing sexual and gender-based violence, an increase of 25% over the previous year; (2) a skilled birth attendant was present for 94,869 deliveries in a health facility, a 70% increase compared to the start of the project; (3) provided modern family planning methods to 77,551 new users; (4) supported 9,989 women in accessing post-abortion care, almost triple the annual target; and (5) reached 2,584,288 community members with public health education through family health sessions. This includes sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence sessions. Together these results have contributed to the increased availability and accessibility of quality, gender-sensitive health services in South Sudan and increased knowledge on sexual and reproductive health and rights so that women and girls can exercise their right to health.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $29,000,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
28-01-2021 Disbursement $28,450,000
12-02-2021 Disbursement -$28,450,000
12-02-2021 Disbursement $4,450,000
12-02-2021 Disbursement $24,000,000
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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