Juba Teaching Hospital is directly funded by the central government through the National Ministry of Health of South Sudan. Medical supplies and maintenance are handled through the National Ministry of Health, with supplements coming from United Nations agencies and NGOs. The supplies are irregular, forcing patients to buy most of the consumables and pharmaceuticals from private pharmacies. Due to the high level of poverty and current economic situation, most vulnerable patients are not able to afford modern medicine, hence increasing patient mortality in Juba.
During this quarter RMF-sponsored activities include:
The renovation work on the broken hospital septic tank has reduced WASH-related infections and is eliminating a public health hazard.
The improved/upgraded, well-furnished, well-maintained Antenatal Care Unit (ACU) continued to provide quality antenatal care services for women and their families. The ACU also provides a favorable learning environment for students from JCONAM, Juba Health Science Training Institute, Juba School of Nursing, Central Equatoria School of Nursing/Midwifery, the Juba University College of Medicine, and visiting teams.
There is now an adequate waiting area for conducting health education, which is positively influencing the health habits of women and thus pregnancy outcomes; it is also encouraging child spacing and family planning services.
We facilitated and performed regular monitoring and supportive supervision of JTH healthcare workers and janitors on implementation of waste management policy guidelines. RMF continued to work closely with JTH administration and public health officers to ensure proper implementation of waste management policy guidelines and regular waste removal.
Common Illnesses Treated This Quarter Include:
Juba Teaching Hospital, the only referral hospital in the whole country of South Sudan, is located in its capital Juba, Central Equatoria State. With an estimated population of 10.16 million basing on annual population growth of 3% from a population census conducted in 2008 and lack of proper functioning primary health care facilities upcountry, many South Sudanese have nowhere to go to but this national referral hospital. Military and police hospitals, if any, are non-functional country wide, forcing soldiers and officers to share the limited facilities with civilians.
Juba Teaching Hospital is directly funded by the central government through the National Ministry of Health, and supported by Real Medicine Foundation, Medical Mission International, UN agencies and other NGOs. Our overarching goal is to improve the quality and sustainability of medical and surgical services provided at Juba Teaching Hospital.
Direct project beneficiaries are approximately 444,680 people living in Juba and the immediate surrounding areas
A man well-recovered following amputation, using a wheelchair provided by RMF.
A child well recovered from RTI.
A father caring for his child who has fully recovered from malaria.
Renovation of Pediatric Ward 5 in progress.