Policy briefs

Policy briefs aim to share the results of work of KIT and its partners with development practitioners, researchers and policy makers. We welcome your feedback. Readers are encouraged to reproduce, share and quote this paper, provided due acknowledgement is given to KIT.


Issue no. 1: Speaking to men’s sense of responsibility

Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) is a major focus area in South Sudan’s national health policy; the Reproductive Health Strategic Plan (2013-2016) has identified family planning as a key strategy for achieving the nation’s reproductive and public health goals. The strategy includes the launch of a national health and family life education campaign, initiatives to help couples make informed choices, and explicitly to encourage the involvement of men in the process.

Issue no. 2: Ensuring financial access to quality care

Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) is a major focus area in South Sudan’s national health policy; the Reproductive Health Strategic Plan (2013-2016) has identified the improvement of access to and utilization of health facilities by all individuals as a key strategy for achieving the nation’s reproductive and public health goals. The strategy focuses on increasing access to and utilization of antenatal care, postnatal care and facility/skilled deliveries .