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Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Support to health services in South Sudan (Health Pooled Fund 3 and COVID-19 response)

This action builds on previous EU engagement in the health sector of South Sudan, via global health initiatives and through the Health Pooled Funds (I and II). Despite the recent signature of the revitalised peace agreement, the basic health needs of the South Sudanese population remain largely unaddressed. By promoting better health for everyone, this project will support the implementation of the peace agreement, reconstruction efforts and the return of internally displaced people (IDPs) and people who fled conflict to neighbouring countries. The action will do so by supporting the foundations of an effective public health system that will deliver improved access to quality health services in South Sudan, and respond to emergency needs where required.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, two top-ups of €4 million and €1 million respectively to this action was approved in March 2020.

To further counter COVID-19, another top-up of €2 million was approved in October 2020, specifically for scaling up the provision of personal protection equipment (PPE) and protection of health and humanitarian personnel from infectious diseases. This was followed by a fourth top-up of €1.8 million in February 2021.

Main objectives

The overall objective of this action is to contribute to improved health and well-being of the population of South Sudan. The specific objective is to achieve increased equal access to quality health, including nutrition services, with a special focus on pregnant women and children under five.


World Health Organization (2)

EUR 1 000 000

South Sudan COVID-19 preparedness and response


Department for International Development UK

EUR 20 625 000

South Sudan Health Pooled Fund (HPF 3)



EUR 2 000 000

COVID-19, supply and management of personal protective equipment

Action Fiche

2 MARCH 2023
Region and Country
  • Horn of Africa
  • Strengthening resilience of communities
  • World Food Programme
  • Department for International Development UK

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