History

Our background

The South Sudan Health Association (SSUHA) formerly known as Sudan Health Association (SUHA) was founded during the Sudan civil war in 1995 to assist in supporting Sudanese refugees in Kenya and those living in the Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camps in Bamurye in Kajo-Keji County of South Sudan. The aim was to meet the health and social needs of the refugees and IDPs. It however started implementing primary health care activities in Kajo-Keji County in June 1997 through support from the then New Sudan Council of Churches (NSCC) and MSF Swiss.

SSUHA is a National Non Government Organization (NNGO) registered with the Ministry of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Development, and also with the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC). It has its main office in Yei River county, and field offices in Lainya and Kajo-Keji. There was also a field office in Ganji (Juba county), and currently a liaison office in Juba for coordination of activities with the line ministries and other stakeholders.

Since 1997 to date, a number of significant partners and donors have supported SSUHA to enable it implement several projects. It has received funding from different organizations /donors that include: 1- The US Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) through the American Refugee Committee (ARC) for its primary health care program in Kajo-Keji and Juba counties. 2. International Aid Sweden (IAS) now known as International Aid Service with funds from SIDA for its health program in Kajo-Keji and Juba counties. 3. The United Nation Children Funds (UNICEF) for its health program in Kajo-Keji and Juba Counties. 4. The Catholic Relief Service (CRS) for its health program in Kajo-Keji County. 5. The Sudan Medical Link through the Diocese of Salisbury for its health program in Kajo-Keji and Juba Counties. 6. WHO for the Roll Back Malaria and de-worming and leprosy control programs in Kajo-Keji County. 7. Health Net International for its Onchorceriasis Volvos (OV) control program in Kajo-Keji and Juba counties. 8. The European Union (EU/EC) through UNDP in an ICCO-led consortium with four other NGOs that included AAH-I, ZOA, NSCC, and SCOPE for its health and water and sanitation program in western Juba county payams. 9. The European Union (EU/EC) through UNDP in a ZOA-led consortium with IPCS for its food security and livelihoods program in the same areas of western Juba county payams. 10. ICCO for its health activities in Ganji and Bungu payams of Juba County. 11. UNHCR for its health and HIV/AIDS programs in Kajo-Keji and Juba Counties. 12. HEKS/Swiss Solidarity/Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC)/Festa Foundation for its WASH Program in 4 payams in Lainya and Yei counties. 13. The Multi Donor Trust Fund (MTDF) for its health program in Kajo-Keji County. 14. Jhpiego-MCHIP (with funding from USAID) for its health program in Lainya County.   

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