Sudan Health Transformation Project (SHTP)

Dates: 2004-2009

Country: South Sudan

Client(s): USAID

Services: Program Development, Technical Assistance, Capacity Development

Technical Expertise: Newborn and Child Health , Environmental Health, Health Systems Strengthening, Health Supply Chain Management, HIV


After nearly twenty years of civil war, the political climate in Sudan is changing to allow full scale developmental projects to reach the people of Southern Sudan. The Sudan Health Transformation Project (SHTP) was implemented between 2004 and 2009 and worked to increase access to and utilization of health, water, and sanitation services to improve the well being of children, mothers and families.

SHTP, funded by USAID and implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), awarded sub-grants to local and international NGOs currently working in Southern Sudan on primary health care (PHC) programs. SHTP funds were used for the continued delivery and expansion of PHC services, in addition to building NGO strength at the local level. SHTP facilitated health management capacity building at the GoSS, MoH, and county levels. Epidemiological surveillance training for the county officials was conducted in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HIV, AIDS, and STI control activities were implemented in areas of higher incidence, while encouraging the integration of HIV/AIDS activities within PHC service delivery systems.

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