Reproductive Health

South Sudan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates (MMR) in the world, estimated at 2054/100,000 live births. Although 46.7% of pregnant women attend at least one antenatal clinic (ANC) visit, skilled health professionals attend only 14.7% of deliveries.

The Directorate has developed a Reproductive Health Policy, a Family Planning Policy and a Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategic Plan to try and address the causes of South Sudan’s shocking rates of maternal death

Planned actions to address these appalling maternal and neonatal health indicators include:

  • Improve accessibility to better healthcare to pregnant women and children.
  • The construction of one hundred primary healthcare facilities, will increase accessibility to comprehensive maternal and child healthcare from 24% in 2012 to 70% in 2015.
  • Construct twenty antenatal and maternity centres across the country.
  • Develop emergency obstetric and neonatal care guidelines.
  • Place and deploy skilled human resources through the IGAD initiative, including surgeons, anaesthetists and midwives.
  • Raise the awareness of women and the entire community.
Dr, Alexander  Dimiti
Tel: +211(0) 955449984