The cholera outbreak and health situation in South Sudan
19 July 2014 --There is a risk of cholera spreading further to new sites in areas of Upper Nile, Central and Eastern Equatoria States as suspected cases continue to be reported. Since the start of the outbreak cholera have been confirmed in 14 locations and suspected cholera cases have been reported from 36 different locations in South Sudan. The risk is heightened by heavy rains and floods, coupled with limited access to potable water and poor sanitation and hygiene. Hepatitis E cases in Mingkaman remain a concern that needs urgent action. The continued influx of displaced persons into Bentiu is straining existing health services. Limited funding continues to impede the full implementation of the emergency response by health partners.
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