Sudan press releases
13 October 2011
13 October 2011 ¦ Northern Bahr el Ghazal state--David Deng, is a State Surveillance Officer for Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBEG) a position he has held since 2010. As Surveillance Officer his major role is to investigate and confirm rumors of any disease outbreaks before anyone else gets the information. After which he informs other technical people in the state, composed mainly of the epidemiologists and other medical officers. This team then confirms or dispelles the rumors. David says that if the team confirms the alert, the community is quickly informed and response actions start immediately.
10 June 2011
World Health Organization joins other partners to support Nodding Disease investigations in Southern Sudan
The World Health Organization in collaboration with GoSS-MoH, CDC Atlanta and UNICEF has supported an investigation of the Nodding Syndrome (NS) in Witto and Maridi counties in Western Equatoria Statem Southern Sudan in order to describe NS and to confirm its risk factors
24 August 2011
WHO supports victims of tribal violence
24 August 2011-South Sudan. The World Health Organization in collaboration with UNMIS and UNOCHA has supported the evacuation of over 31 patients to Juba Teaching hospital and Juba Military barracks hopital.The causalities are a result of an intertribal conflict in Jonglei state and an armed encounter between the Sudan People's LiberationArmy (SPLA) and a rebel group in the Upper Nile state in South Sudan which left hundreds dead, hundreds of others seriously wounded and thousands displaced.
Strengthening Collaboration with Sudan’s Health Sector
To ensure the development of the WHO comprehensive plan of action for Sudan in the next biennium, several high-level discussions/meetings were held in Khartoum and Juba. The discussions were part of the whole technical process in strategizing cooperation between WHO and the Government of National Unity (GoNU) and the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) in accordance with the country’s National Development Plan (NDP).