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UNDP, working in partnership with national government and the Global Fund, has provided HIV testing and counselling for 714,000 people and treatment for 32,000 smear positive TB patients.

Key results - HIV

After years of civil war, South Sudan faces the tremendous costs of rehabilitating health-related services and reconstructing health infrastructure. As Principal Recipient for Global Fund grants in South Sudan, UNDP has administered six rounds of funding since 2004, delivering an average of US$25 million per year. Read more...
Over the past few years there has been a notable increase in the number of people enrolled on ART, reaching over 25,000, covering an estimated 13% of people living with HIV in 2017. The current funding cycle (2018-2020) aims to address issues of high defaulting of treatment and low follow up rates that are contributing to low coverage as well as continuing to expand prevention and treatment for key affected populations, notably clients of sex workers, children born to infected mothers and men and women involved in casual sexual relationships.

1,190,000 counselling and testing encounters for HIV

Source: UNDP (2018)

31,600 people currently on antiretroviral therapy

Source: UNDP (2018)

70% retention on ART 12 months after starting treatment

Source: UNAIDS (2018)

Key results - TB

UNDP managed TB grants have supported human resource development in clinical TB management, microscopy, and monitoring and evaluation, and provides 102 TB facilities in the country with medications, laboratory equipment, and other medical supplies.

The current grant (2018-2020) is focused on TB care and prevention, TB/HIV collaborative interventions and strengthening MDR-TB activities. UNDP also managed the Global Fund malaria grant between 2004 and 2010, which focused on preventing the disease among women of child-bearing age and children under age 5.

Treatment coverage

Source: World Health Organization (2017)

36,600 smear positive TB cases put on treatment

Source: UNDP (2018)

Treatment success rate

Source: World Health Organization (2016)

Maternal Mortality

Source: World Health Organization

Infant mortality

Source: World Health Organization

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