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Ellis-Hadwin Health Legacy in South Sudan

The Ellis-Hadwin Legacy is a £2.9 million fund set up to deliver a 3-year health programme in Africa, specifically in Burundi, Sierra Leone and South Sudan. It will run from September 2016 to July 2020.

The Ellis-Hadwin Legacy in South Sudan will focus on improving poor women and men’s access to essential health care.

The programme is being delivered across three strands of work including testing and adapting, integrating health programming, and evidence and learning.

Testing and adapting

In South Sudan, we are implementing interventions in two locations.

In central Aweil, we are working with a partner HARD to prevent sexual and gender based violence, increasing access to justices and essential services form survivors.

Meanwhile in Aweil north, the project is working with a partner, SPEDEP, to strengthen community and local health systems capacity for disease prevention, early warning and response.

The two different interventions have been prioritised by the respective communities following Participatory, Vulnerability, Capacity Assessments (PVCAs).

The project aims at two key outcomes:

  1. GBV survivors and people affected by conflict can access appropriate medical care, psychosocial and peer support within a reduced stigma environment;
  2. Communities are resilient to health shocks and prepared for mitigating the health impacts of displacement and conflict.

Integrating health programming

Exploring options for flexible funds to support countries to strengthen the integrated nature of their health programming.

Evidence and learning

We have identified and developed a plan to carry out research and generate learning in the following areas over the next three years:

  • Women’s economic empowerment and health
  • The extent to which the community health framework is relevant in fragile and resource constrained contexts
  • Health and resilience

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