28 February 2023

South Sudan COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project

Update 28 February 2022 UNICEF is in discussions with the World Bank to seek additional financing of the current project to expand efforts and respond to needs related to high levels of malnutrition, flooding, refugees and host communities.  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 South Sudan COVID-19 Emergency Health System Preparedness and its additional financing is providing integrated health, nutrition, child protection and care services including essential medicines in Upper Nile State, Jonglei State and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, Unity State, and Rwueng Administrative Area. As the situation in South Sudan is evolving quickly, the World Bank has kindly agreed to consider the second additional financing for the project.  For transparency, the 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. PUBLIC NOTICE The project is called South Sudan COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project. As part of the planning process, UNICEF is required to publicly disclose the project Environment and Social Commitment Plan as well as the Stakeholder Engagement Plan. Both documents are living documents and will be updated throughout the life of the project. If you would like a copy of the latest documents please click the Download button to the right.