Since 2012, Crown Agents has been delivering the Health Pooled Fund (HPF) programme on behalf of the FCDO, the Government of Canada, the EU, SIDA (Sweden), USAID and Gavi. HPF is the largest health programme in South Sudan, delivering services in 8 out of the 10 states, and supporting nearly 8000 health workers in 797 public health facilities. It aims to lay the foundations for the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to provide quality healthcare for its own people in a future free from dependence on foreign aid by reducing maternal and child mortality, ensuring universal coverage and improving the quality of life of the South Sudanese population.
Operating at national scale in one of the world’s most fragile and conflicted-affected states, HPF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and with 11 implementing partners. Crown Agents is the consortium lead, responsible for the overarching management of the programme and the Fund, pharmaceutical procurement and freight, and provision of technical assistance.
Crown Agents’ unparalleled experience and capabilities in procurement, logistics, fund management and the technical delivery of health programmes is central has played a crucial role in the programme’s success over more than 10 years. Their ability to effectively manage an end-to-end supply chain also maximises programme output, which allows them to deliver commodities to some of the most remote communities in the country. Since 2016 HPF has supported over 17 million consultations for children under 5, and enabled over 400,000 deliveries by skilled birth attendants.