Humanitarian Health Action

Health situation in South Sudan

WHO continues to enhance the capacity of medical personnel at all levels through activities such as training.
WHO/P. Otim
WHO continues to enhance the capacity of medical personnel at all levels through activities such as training.

30 January 2015 -- The humanitarian situation remains fluid and unpredictable with the health response concentrated in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites. WHO prepositioned 42 metric tonnes of life saving drugs in the 10 states. The supplies are adequate to treat 208 400 people. WHO participated in a rapid health assessment in Jal Payam, Jonglei State to assess the humanitarian needs of the affected population. Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) are the top cause of morbidity among IDPs, followed by malaria and Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD). The mortality threshold remains below the emergency level in all camps