The purpose of this project was to provide an overview of the situation of the health sector in Sudan, in terms of morbidity/mortality numbers and causes, structure and key actor of health sector/SRHR, and added value of Sweden to engage in Health sector Sudan.
Sudans knows a fragmented health system, decentralized, 1/4 of population not having access to basic health care. High rate in maternal deaths that could be easily prevented. Only 43% of health facilities offer RHS. In 60% of rural areas no midwifery services. Sudan is making large efforts to improve this.
Donor aid is barely coordinated, system lacks transparency, alignment etc. Few donors are long-term committed. Sudan aims to increase external support from 2 to 5% in 2020.
Aid provision in such a country should be aligned with the government plans, even when the government is not offering a problem aid coordination system. Some attempts by different committees in the government are being made to align aid, and it is up to donors and NGOs to support them to make this coordination system actually happen, because this may be more useful than implementing another vertical program. Sweden can play a role in this.
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