South Sudan

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Samuel Boland
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The world’s youngest country since gaining independence in 2011, South Sudan is building normalcy after decades of devastating war that have displaced people, destroyed both physical and social infrastructure, and lost many of its health professionals. This, combined with gender inequality and misconceptions about family planning, has seriously limited both access to and use of quality reproductive health services including family planning. With over half of girls married by age 18, and uptake of modern contraception less than 2%, South Sudan has one of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa and globally. In 2017, the Government of South Sudan became an FP2020 commitment maker, citing family planning as critical to improving the lives of its women and girls and positioning the country on the path toward a demographic dividend.


  • South Sudan 2018-2019 Actions for Acceleration Read More


  • South Sudan FP2020 Commitment Self-Reporting Questionnaire... Read More


The data displayed on this page is courtesy of the Track20 Project. Implemented by Avenir Health, Track20 monitors progress towards achieving the goals of the global FP2020 initiative.

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Contraceptive Use
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Note: FP2020 uses a rolling baselines so values are recalculated each year based on the newset available data.

source : pDHS 2015

Core Indicator Estimates

FP2020 uses a suite of quantitative metrics—Core Indicators—to monitor progress annually across 69 focus countries. Estimates for the Core Indicators are produced annually by commitment countries through a network of country-based Track20 M&E officers housed in government institutions. For a complete analysis of South Sudan and these Core Indicators, click below.

Key Documents

South Sudan Commitment Self-Reporting Questionnaire 2018
South Sudan FP2020 Commitment Self-Reporting Questionnaire 2...
South Sudan 2018-2019 Actions for Acceleration
South Sudan 2018-2019 Actions for Acceleration
South Sudan FP2020 Commitment
South Sudan FP2020 Commitment
London Summit Outcomes 2017
London Summit Outcomes 2017



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