Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Healthcare
International Medical Corps provides basic primary healthcare across Central Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile States. In displacement camps in Juba, Wau and Malakal, International Medical Corps also runs comprehensive health facilities that offer higher-level care, including surgery. In Juba, the health facility in the camp includes a 24-hour emergency department as well as intensive-care units for adults and children. For the last 15 years, International Medical Corps has also provided secondary healthcare for beneficiaries in multiple states in South Sudan.
In July 2020 we opened and continue to manage an infectious disease unit (IDU) adjacent to the Juba Teaching Hospital, which is both the country’s largest medical facility and the only one in the capital capable of treating COVID-19 patients. In collaboration with the World Health Organization and South Sudan’s national Ministry of Health, we plan to deploy a team of specialists to set up an intensive-care unit (ICU) and provide care to critical patients at the hospital. The team will also help assess and eventually establish a Level 2 ICU unit at the facility that would be equipped with complex life-support systems and other modern equipment, to enable a higher level of care for severe and critical patients. If completed as envisioned, the facility would be the first of its kind in the country that would be fully accessible to the public. It would also allow for eventual teaching and researching components.