08 May 2015 | Geneva –– Sustained surveillance and efforts to reach WHO’s target to interrupt transmission of guinea-worm disease by the end of 2015 have produced remarkable results.
South Sudan - the country which reported most of the cases in 2014 has registered zero cases for the past 5 months.
WHO, meanwhile, has donated an additional vehicle and 75 bicycles to boost surveillance activities in South Sudan.
3cases compared with 3 cases for the same month in 2014Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–March 2015
Total number of cases in 2014
126cases reported during 2014, compared with 148 in 2013, a decrease of 15%Analysis of situation and trends
Endemic countries in 2015
4endemic countries (Chad, Ethiopia, Mali and South Sudan) compared with 20 in 1990Certification