Strengthening Healthcare Systems in South Sudan: A Collaborative Effort

The HIV/AIDS Community Stakeholders ‘Reset Meeting at Palm Africa Hotel, Juba-South Sudan

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) have joined forces under the AFENET Networking Cooperative Agreement, funded by the CDC, to bolster healthcare initiatives in South Sudan. One of the primary focuses of this collaboration is the enhancement of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) health information systems.

Key Projects: AFENET is leading three critical projects as part of this initiative:

     Strategic Approaches: AFENET has adopted four strategic approaches to achieve project objectives:

     Providing technical support and coordination to strengthen health systems.

     Enhancing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of national health programs, with a specific focus on HIV/TB.

     Supporting the planning and coordination of community-based HIV prevention activities.

    Developing human resources for health skills through innovative platforms like Project ECHO.

    Recent Developments: Dr. Kayita Godfrey, Senior Epidemiologist and Project Coordinator, recently visited South Sudan to oversee project        activities and foster collaboration among stakeholders. His visit included:

     Community Engagement: Recognizing the vital role of community involvement, concerted efforts have been made to:

    Conclusion: As we continue our journey to strengthen South Sudan’s healthcare systems, collaboration, innovation, and community                    engagement remain paramount. Together, we are committed to creating a healthier and more resilient future for all citizens. Join us in our            mission to combat HIV/AIDS and TB and build a brighter tomorrow for South Sudan.

Dr Godfrey Kayita, (blue shirt) in a meeting with PEPFAR CDC partners at AFENET FETP offices, National Public Health Institute in Juba, South Sudan with RA Mr. Gildo Okure-(L) & Quality Improvement TA Dr. Onyekachi-(R).
Dr. Godfrey Kayita, Dr. Daniel Christopher Yakobo AFENET team led EPI and Ms. Hanise Sumbane consultant HIV community package at Community HIV/AIDS Reset Meeting for HIV
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