Over the period 2012–13, UNICEF aims to build on the achievements of the previous years to contribute to improving health and nutrition interventions in South Sudan.The overall programme result for the UNICEF Health and Nutrition Programme is to ensure that infants, children, adolescents and pregnant women access life-saving, high impact health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS services.To achieve this result, efforts will be made to ensure the implementation of the following:
- Children are protected against all six vaccine preventable diseases, which will contribute to polio eradication, accelerated measles control and neonatal tetanus elimination.
- Children under five years of age will receive a basic package of preventing common childhood illnesses.
- Eighty per cent of children with severe malnutrition in seven high-risk states receive appropriate treatment through integrated facility and community primary healthcare services.
- Sixty per cent of children under the age of two years in focused counties receive optimal age appropriate feeding.
- Sixty per cent of pregnant women and newborn babies in focus areas will access quality integrated maternal and neonatal interventions including focused antenatal care, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric and neonatal care.
- Sixty per cent of pregnant women and newborns in focus areas will have access to quality prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services, early infant diagnosis of HIV and paediatric HIV case management by end of 2013.
- Upstream support to national and state level sectoral capacity and systems ensured for effective scaling up and implementation of maternal and child health services.