PSI South Sudan
Country of Operation
- Population Services InternationalNot-for-profit
SummaryPSI Sudan operates a number of programs to address malaria, HIV/AIDS and diarrheal disease in Southern Sudan.
Key program components
PSI Sudan began operations in Southern Sudan in January 2005, distributing Serena long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLIN) through the commercial sector and implementing behaviour change communication on HIV/AIDS. Since then PSI Sudan has expanded operations to include a comprehensive hygiene, sanitation and safe water program in Juba, Yei and Wau; support to the Ministry of Health (MOH), Government of Southern Sudan, and county health departments to prevent and treat malaria; comprehensive HIV programming that includes community outreach and capacity building of Community Based Organizations (CBO’s), distribution of branded and non-branded condoms, outreach and support to people living with HIV/AIDS to mitigate the impact of opportunistic infections, and support to county AIDS commissions, the MOH and Southern Sudan AIDS Commission. PSI Sudan currently distributes WaterGuard chlorine tablets for point-of-use water treatment; PUR, a point-of-use water treatment powder for water that is exceptionally turbid; Number One condoms for prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases; a basic care package for people living with HIV that includes condoms, water treatment tablets and LLINs, and mass campaign delivery of LLINs. Most recently PSI Sudan has launched a child survival program that includes community education and distribution of pre-packaged treatment for malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia, in conjunction with the Central and County MOH. PSI is Principal Recipient of a large Global Fund Malaria Grant for Round Seven.