South Sudan — WHO / DTM Joint Analysis On Health Access For IDPs And Returnees (March 2021)

Contact
DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int
Language
English
Location
South Sudan
Period Covered
Jul 01 2020 -
Dec 31 2020
Activity
  • Mobility Tracking

Summary

This joint dashboard on health care access for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees in South Sudan is the result of an ongoing collaboration between IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and WHO's Health Service Functionality (HSF) teams. The interactive report provides a countrywide summary of gaps in access to functional health facilities by IDPs and returnees. To view the interactive report, please unzip the attachment and open the html document with any web browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer).

Summary

  • 32.8 percent of IDPs (529,470 individuals) and 33.6 percent of returnees (562,019 individuals) live in settlements located more than 5km from a functional health facility.

  • Upper Nile (206,938), Warrap (169,189), and Jonglei (163,079) States have the highest numbers of IDPs and returnees living farther than 5km from a functional health facility.

  • Warrap (50.5%), Upper Nile (38.9%), and Jonglei (35.9%) States have the highest percentage of total IDPs and returnees living farther than 5km from a functional health facility.

  • Morobo (84.8%), Kapoeta East (82.5%), Tonj East (79.5%), and Guit (77.7%) Counties have the highest percentage of total IDPs and returnees living farther than 5km from a functional health facility.

Important notes & limitations

  • Health service availability data was compiled by WHO and reflects health service availability reported as of 31 December 2020.

  • Data on Internally displaced persons (IDP) and returnee settlements was collected by IOM DTM between July and September 2020 as part of round 9 of Mobility Tracking.

  • There are 126 health facilities that are functional, but for which GPS coordinates are unavailable and are not included in this analysis.

  • Health service availability data summarizes available information and was not collected using formal surveys and sampling methods, meaning there are data gaps and difficult to access and non-functional facilities facilities not supported by partners are likely underrepresented.

  • Changes in reported health care access from the July 2020 report may be due to changes in numbers of those in need, improved geolocation of IDP/returnee settlements, improved geolocation of health facilities, improvements in service availability, and/or the identification of GPS coordinates for health facilities which did not have them previously, as the facility list is continually cleaned and revised with newly available information.

Questions or comments

  • For any questions on the analysis or health service availability data, please contact Malick Gai gaim@who.int, HSF Project Manager, or Ryan Burbach rmburbach@gmail.com, HSF Technical Adviser
  • For any questions on IOM DTM data on IDP and returnee settlements, please contact southsudandtm@iom.int
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