The Provision of Essential Health Services Project

Providing health care for some of the most vulnerable people in South Sudan

A baby sitting on the father's lap


Access to health care is not a luxury, it is a basic human right. Yet, too many people in South Sudan are deprived of this right and therefore deprived of dignity and years of their lives. In 2019, UNICEF and the World Bank entered into a partnership with the aim of increasing access to essential health services in some of the areas hardest hit by conflict with some of the worst health indicators in the country.

The Provision of Essential Health Services Project is providing health care services including essential medicines in Upper Nile State, Jonglei State and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area. As the situation in South Sudan is evolving quickly, two of the project's key documents were recently updated to reflect emerging risks and related risk mitigation measures; namely, the Social Assessment Report and the Environmental and Social Management Frameworks.

For transparency, the updated documents can be found in the drop-down menu to the right and at the World Bank's project site where all the project documents can be found.

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