Child Protection and protection against gender-based violence (GBV) have been two areas SSUHA has concentrated on in its protection services. The program provides services that include training of social workers and other project staff on a number of topics/areas, and together with other planned activities, they include the following: raising of awareness on child abuse and violation of their nights, sensitisation on abuse of women, domestic violence, rape, early and forced marriages, abuse of alcohol as a catalyst of social and domestic violence, etc. Case management of victims (Including establishment of referral path ways), provision of counselling/psychosocial support, family tracing and reunification, provision of friendly spaces for women and girls in the community, and for children in schools, provision of dignity sanitary kits for girls (especially in schools), provision of material support (especially food) for the most vulnerable victims, etc. We also provide training for groups (especially women) on income generating skills accompanied with small capital funding. The gender and child welfare office, and its counterpart officers co-located within the police department provide some of the much-needed legal support in the case of victims of rape and other forms of violence. In our experience, some of the major protection cases we have dealt with have been from these areas: rape, sexual assault, conditions of orphans, early marriages, educational neglect, emotional distress, situations of child-headed families, conditions of school drop-outs due to early marriages and teenage pregnancy, victims of insecurity resulting from the civil war/conflict in the area. The list could go longer.
With funding from Bill Gates Foundation through UNHCR, SSUHA supported health programs in Lobonok payam,(HIV prevention and other health activities provision). A big PHCC was constructed in Pager, Lobonok payam to address the health problem
UNHCR supported services that included construction of 11 health facilities, training of health workers, training of community members on health issues, provision of medicines and reagents for health facilities, medical equipment and support to health workers in government hospitalin Kajo-Keji
Supported SSUHA and the CHD in Kajo-Keji and the then Lobonok payam of Juba County for the treatment of OV.
Supported SSUHA’s EPI program in Kajo-Keji county and the then Lobonok payam of Juba county through the supply of vaccines, kerosene, fridges and incentives for the vaccinators
It supported us for the Roll-Back Malaria program in Kajo-Keji with provision of malaria drugs, treated mosquito net, transport, and training of community and health workers on malaria prevention and treatment.
Funded training of community and health workers for the primary health care program of SSUHA in Kajo-Keji. It also supported the construction of SSUHA's Community Health Worker's training school. LAter used for training M?CHW's from various parts of war stricken parts of Sudan.