This study uses data from a structured questionnaire to assess the readiness and capacity of 151 health facilities across six states in Couth Sudan. It found that facilities most lacked a coordination committee structure (13.19%), guidelines and SOPs (21.85%), vector control (22.02%), staff management (30.63%), and appropriate training (33.64%). Components most commonly found included integrated disease surveillance and response capacity (69.83%), medical waste management system (57.12%) and infrastructure compliance (54.69%) – but large gaps still remained even in these.

The authors recommend developing and implementing a comprehensive and long-term infection prevention and control strategic plan as part of the country’s broader health sector recovery planning.