In collaboration with the Chinese government, there is ongoing construction of a new, modern Maternity unit at Juba Teaching Hospital (JTH).
A high-power generator has been installed and is currently serving both RMF’s office and the hospital’s Pharmaceutical department.
RMF supported a registered midwife who continued to serve the whole Maternity unit and mentor students from JCONAM. This has positively changed maternal outcomes at Juba Teaching Hospital.
The UNV midwives in the Maternity ward have become master trainers after receiving three days of training on Respectful Health Care (RHC) and Psychological First Aid in the previous quarter. They are implementing the concepts of RHC/Psychological First Aid and mentoring JCONAM students during their clinical placement.
One block of the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department upgraded by RMF continued to house the Dental department, Outpatient department, and Radiology unit of the hospital, allowing these services to be provided in a well-maintained structure with effective infection control measures.
The two Health eVillages (HeV) master trainers, along with Juba Teaching Hospital’s nurses, midwives, and doctors, continued to benefit from the HeV tablets. JTH staff is now able to do quick reference checks, hence improving the quality of care and general services they provide and ensuring evidence based medical services guided by the information preloaded in the tablets.
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, projected from the 2008 Sudan Population and Housing Census.