What we did:
We are working with the Ministry of Health to conduct a comprehensive mapping of partner activities and management information systems in South Sudan, and a health facility survey. The project will support the development of MoH capacity to monitor, manage, and plan services. It will include a redeveloped MoH website providing live information from the national information management systems, a visualisation of facilities visited, their financial and human resource ‘inputs’ and service provision. The survey will use a questionnaire based on the 2011 Health Facility Mapping with additional information regarding HR and PFM. The project will thus allow a comparison with the previous mapping to analyse how services have evolved and establish the tools, methodology and system to facilitate future surveying. The assessment of facility finances also allowed a follow up on Service Delivery Unit Grants to be paid by the MoH. DFID had requested an extension where extra attention was paid to Health staff incentives, with the aim of getting incentives and salaries in line with what GRSS can budget for. The project will help inform donors regarding the implementation of the Health Pooled Fund in South Sudan, and is expected to also be used by other partners and civil servants at each level of government.