Humanitarian Health Action

The cholera outbreak and health situation in South Sudan

Participants attending the clinical management of rape training in  Awerial, Mingkaman
UNFPA
Participants attending the clinical management of rape training in Awerial, Mingkaman

6 September 2014 --Following the ongoing Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and in the Democratic Republic of Congo, partners have stepped up preparedness plans in the event that the disease is reported in South Sudan. The number of cholera cases has significantly reduced across all three states that reported confirmed cases. Approximately 2.5 million medical interventions have been conducted by health cluster partners since the start of the crisis in December 2013.

South Sudan humanitarian medical assistance

Health Cluster partners conducting a mass measles campaign in Lankien
MSF/Wairimu Gitau
rtners conducting a mass measles campaign in Lankien

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.

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