Humanitarian Health Action

The cholera outbreak and health situation in South Sudan

A health worker demonstrates how to use a non-contact infrared thermometer, donated by WHO, during preparedness training.
WHO/M. Moyo
A health worker demonstrates how to use a non-contact infrared thermometer, donated by WHO, during preparedness training.

15 August 2014 --Health partners are supporting the Ministry of Health by providing the materials and supplies to detect the Ebola virus disease. There has been a decline in new cholera cases and deaths; a total of 5697 cholera cases and 123 deaths (CFR 2.16%) have been reported since April 2014. Health partners have conducted over 2 million medical interventions since the beginning of the crises.

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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