The cholera outbreak and health situation in South Sudan
27 August 2014 --The security situation was calm in most parts of the country. Over 1.3 Million people remain displaced across the 10 states. Flooding worsened living conditions in Bentiu, Unity State. Partners continued to improve access to clean water as well as sanitation and the drainage system in. The cholera outbreak continues on a downward trend with less cases being reported in the 13 affected counties with reported 5981 cases with 132 deaths.
South Sudan humanitarian medical assistance
24 March 2014 -- Health Cluster partners has delivered 699 420 medical interventions to IDPs and host population, which is 36.7% of its target. In response to threats of diarrhoeal disease outbreaks, they have also stepped up health promotion efforts. The oral cholera vaccination campaign has reached 54 208 people in the second round in Tongping and Mingkaman IDP camps. In the Mingkaman IDP camp 33 244 people has received meningitis vaccination.
WHO news releases and feature stories
Read the press release on cholera outbreak by Ministry of Health
Nation-vide measles, polio and vitamin A vaccination campaign
140 000 people to get cholera vaccine in South Sudan
WHO vaccinates thousands of children in Bor, Jonglei State – South Sudan
WHO ensures wounded in South Sudan get to hospital for life-saving treatment