South Sudan gained independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011. It covers a landmass of 240,000 square miles with a population of over 12 million (World Bank 2010 Data).
Tragically, independence has not seen the end of conflict in South Sudan. At least 80% of the population lives on less than US$1 a day (UNDP 2018 Data) in a country where many people are unable to access basic primary healthcare and clean water.
The country has a high infant mortality rate at 61 per 1,000 live births, and an under-five mortality rate of 94 per 1,000 live births (World Health Organisation 2015 Data).
Health Care South Sudan is striving to support access to primary health care, enabling people and families to have a better chance for their future.