2017 at a Glance
South Sudan is a challenging environment; however WHO continues to play its role in ensuring the people of South Sudan have access to health services. Through the support of government, donors, partners and community leaders in dedicating their time and resources the most vulnerable people in South Sudan were reached.
- 28.8 million invested in programmes in 2017
- 13.8 million for Emergency Health Programmes
- 15 million for Development Health Programmes
- 2.24 million people reached with lifesaving medical supplies
- 3 million children between 0-59 months vaccinated with 2 drops of bivalent oral polio vaccine in each of the four rounds
- 1.6 million people vaccinated with oral cholera vaccine
- 170 000 women and children received obstetrics and neonatal lifesaving services and interventions
South Sudan in brief
On 9 July 2011, South Sudan became the 193rd country recognized by the UN and the 54th UN member state in Africa.
The country covers an area of 619,745 square kilometers and is bordered by Ethiopia to the east, Democratic Republic of Congo to the southwest, Sudan to the north, Uganda and Kenya to the southeast, and Central African Republic to the west.
The lowest administrative level in South Sudan is a Boma followed by Payams,
Counties and States. South Sudan’s population is estimated at about 12.3 million people.
South Sudan Key Health Indicators
Institutional deliveries (2017) 53 567
Pentavalent 3 coverage (2017) 58%
People on antiretroviral treatment 25 000
Tuberculosis case detection rate 60%
Pregnant women sleeping under mosquito net 65%
Infants exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life 45.1%
Alerts verified and responded to in 48 hours 870