The WHO reports South Sudan as one of the countries with the worst health indicators in the whole world where the under-five mortality rate hikes at 94.53 per 1,000 live births and maternal mortality ratio stands at 789 per 100,000 live births. Most health infrastructures are dilapidated or destroyed. The management and human resources capacity is weak. The ailing health system has multiple shortcomings but on top of the challenges are the lack of trained mid cadre health workers as well as their disproportional deployment.
On top of the programs to mitigate such devastating realty is the training of human resources especially nurses and public health officers according to the National Health Policy (NHP) developed by the MoH in 2016 to provide the overall vision and strategic direction for development in the health sector.
The gap in human resource is very obvious in the sector of tertiary service where specialized nursing is demanded, especially in terms of provision of surgical and obstetrical services, anesthesia and intensive care but above all, the primary health care services and public health cadres are very demanding.
The school of Public Health endeavors to produce a qualified and skilled graduate through standards, outstanding and contemporary education services, research and training activities that meet the aspirations of the health communities.
The school of Public Health seeks to be the pioneer in addressing public health reforms in South Sudan and the region of East Africa.
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