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Bridging the gap in maternal health care

A few months ago, the Bentiu Hospital was full to the brim with expectant mothers, but had few fully trained nurses and midwives to assist with the births.  The Ministry of Health in Unity State knew it had to do something to address the shocking rate of maternal mortality it was witnessing.&nb more

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Community security through cooperation

The state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal in South Sudan presents many challenging problems for the newly-formed police force.  The state borders Darfur in Sudan, as well as the contested region of Abyei.  Tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees have returned across the border from the nor more

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Paralegals bring justice to South Sudan

Alice Adye witnessed how breakdowns within State institutions, including police as well as statutory and customary courts, undermined and victimized women in rural areas of her community.  After participating in paralegal training, Alice formed the Women Empowerment for Prosperity (WEP), a comm more

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Focus on Results: Democratic Governance

UNDP’s efforts have focused on providing expertise to strengthen the workings of government at all levels, support electoral and referendum processes, and improve the rule of law.

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