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South Sudan

Background

After decades of civil war with the north, the Republic of South Sudan was formed in 2011. Despite being rich in resources including oil, South Sudan is one of the least developed countries in the world. There is very little existing infrastructure, with only 60 km of paved roads, and continued fighting has required international intervention.

Health Care System

South Sudan has very little health infrastructure, equipment, or trained providers. International non-governmental organizations (NGOs) provide the majority of the country’s health services, which is still difficult for most of the population to access.

HIV/AIDS in South Sudan (Health Challenges)

There is high population mobility and displacement in South Sudan. Only 15 percent of men and seven percent of women in the Juba Municipality have been tested for HIV and received their results.

ICAP Support for Programmatic Activities

ICAP opened an office in Juba, South Sudan to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health for the expansion of HIV Care and Treatment activities. The operational launch of the program is still underway and technical assistance activities began in September 2012.

Currently, the operational launch of the program is still underway and technical assistance activities have not begun, they are scheduled to be underway in September 2012.