South Sudan crisis
WHO continues to respond to cholera outbreak in South Sudan
14 February 2017 – To address the rising need to treat critically affected patients, WHO and partners have deployed rapid response teams with cholera kits that contain safe and effective oral cholera vaccines, which help contain the epidemic and treat those affected. Since the outbreak was first reported in June 2016 there have been 5006 cholera cases and 99 deaths.
WHO partners with South Sudan’s Government to strengthen disease surveillance and outbreak response to save lives
3 February 2017 - Given South Sudan’s increased vulnerability to disease outbreaks the levels of illness, disability and death are rising significantly. WHO with the Ministry of Health and partners reviewed South Sudan’s Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response system in an effort to improve future performance and save lives.
WHO strengthens the capacity of labs in South Sudan
20 January 2017 – WHO supported the Ministry of Health to train lab personnel on lab diagnostic techniques and coordination to ensure timely and reliable identification of diseases and proper reporting. The training aimed to enhance lab operations and guide the decision-making processes by clinicians, public health specialists, and health policy makers.
WHO and partners work together to tackle cholera in South Sudan
24 November 2016 – South Sudan has reported more than 3000 cases of cholera since July. WHO and partners are supporting the Ministry of Health to prevent and respond to cholera.
Amidst insecurity, WHO and partners have reached an estimated 1.1 million South Sudanese children with oral polio vaccines
18 November 2016 – Despite the ongoing violence sweeping much of the country, the third round of the National Immunization Days of 2016 campaign is being implemented across South Sudan to ensure the continuation of immunization activities targeting more than 3.5 million children aged 0 – 59 months. The four-day campaign from 15 to 18 November 2016 was organized and led by the Ministry of Health with support from WHO and UNICEF.
WHO delivers lifesaving medicines and supplies to displaced people in Yei River State, South Sudan
16 November 2016 – WHO delivered lifesaving supplies to assist thousands of women and children in Yei River State, one of South Sudan’s states most affected by conflict. The lifesaving health supplies will benefit more than 30 000 people living in areas affected by conflict in parts of Logo and Kirkwa in Yei River State for the next three months.
9 September 2016 - Infectious diseases continue to pose a major public health threat in South Sudan. Adding to the chronic burden of disease, regular outbreaks further threaten people's health.
People in need
4.7 millionPeople in need of health services.South Sudan crisis
110 millionUS$ 110 million needed for the health response.South Sudan crisis donor update
1.3 millionCases of malaria reported in 2016.Multiple disease outbreaks in South Sudan
Situation and response
WHO strengthens South Sudan’s disease detection and response
WHO and partners battle multiple disease outbreaks in South Sudan
South Sudan health crisis worsens as more partners pull out and number of displaced rises
Health challenges and needs in South Sudan
Dr. Abdulmumini Usman, World Health Organization`s Country Representative in South Sudan explains key health challenges, WHO`s current activities and what specific needs could be met with further funding in the future.
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Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.
Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female mosquitoes.