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WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO supports new initiative to more easily allow people living in South Sudan’s rural communities to access health services

Beyond Bentiu health service delivery, Kaljak, former Unity State

Juba, 3 April 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Republic of South Sudan’s Ministry of Health and partners to roll-out a new approach to community health service delivery called the Boma Health Initiative. Currently, only 40% of people in South Sudan are within reach of health facilities and have consistent access to primary health care services. The Boma Health Initiative seeks to provide sustainable delivery of essential health care and public health programmes at the community level.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO’s famine response plan in South Sudan focuses on working with partners to prevent spread of diseases amongst people weakened by food insecurity

Woman giving PlumpyNut nutritional aid to her children in former Unity State

Juba, 30 March 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to scale up its response to reduce preventable deaths and diseases, and provide health services in famine-affected areas of South Sudan. In February 2017, famine was declared in the former Unity State, where 100 000 people face starvation and another 1 million are on the brink of famine.

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US$ 110 000 000 (health partners including WHO)

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US$ 17 573 457

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