Since 1995, HealthNet TPO has been operational in South Sudan providing primary healthcare, hospital-based medical services and engaging in public health interventions. Our programmes are designed to strengthen the health system and to build the resilience of communities and community networks.
As well as addressing basic and essential health needs, our programmes work toward the prevention of malaria, WASH and control of HIV/AIDS, contributing to improved mental health and psychosocial wellbeing through community engagement and preventing sexual and gender-based violence. We work in collaboration with local government authorities and through the active involvement of community-based leaders and structures.
The Republic of South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, gained independence on 9th July 2011, after five decades of conflict and civil war. Since then, the country has experienced two major civil wars and several intercommunal violent conflicts, forcing millions of civilians to take refuge in neighbouring countries while many remain internally displaced. The ongoing armed conflict and communal violence have deteriorated the already weak health system and social safety nets, increasing the country’s dependency on international aid and support.
The political, economic and security situations in the country remain fragile and volatile. Wide spread intercommunal conflicts, sexual and gender-based violence, increasing poverty and unemployment, lack of access to education and healthcare, abuse of human rights, excess bureaucratic impediments and the absence of local economic opportunities have compelled more than 7 million people to rely on humanitarian assistance in order to attain and maintain their health, livelihood and wellbeing.