Health Pooled Fund PFM
The Health Pool Fund (HPF) was a multi-donor programme delivered in partnership with the Government of South Sudan’s Ministry of Health to transform the lives of millions of people in South Sudan by providing access to quality basic health services.
The Health Pool Fund (HPF) is a multiple-donor programme delivered in partnership with the Government of South Sudan’s Ministry of Health to transform the lives of millions of people in South Sudan by providing access to quality basic health services.
CGA worked within a Crown Agent consortium and led on the development of practical public financial management, including helping the Ministry of Health (MoH) define its benchmarks, support the harmonisation of NGO health staff salaries, and develop a Human Resource Information System (HRIS) for health. We supported fiduciary risk management and health systems strengthening through payroll and human resources systems (HRIS) roll out in six of ten South Sudanese states, enrolling more than 6,000 health facility staff details onto the cloud-based system.
We redeveloped the MoH website (southsudanhealth.info) to display data collected in real-time, designing it based on national information management systems, analysis of facility visits, financial and human resource ‘inputs’, and service provision. Further, we designed the system for facility grants, ensuring that facilities regularly received operating funds.
CGA developed two discussion papers as a result of this project: 1, for LSS on Facility Grants; 2, regarding straight-through grants to Health Facilities.
Health facility grants continue to be a major part of South Sudan’s health budget, and they are the only source of funds to cover operating costs.
After CGA handed responsibility of the HRIS over to MoH, the MoH enrolled an additional two States (Central and Western Equatoria) onto the system.