Dracunculiasis eradication

South Sudan

1 January – 31 August 2017

South Sudan reported zero human cases.

Of the 14 725 rumours reported, 98% (14550) were investigated within 24 hours.

Since 2014, a nationwide cash reward has been offered for the voluntary reporting of dracunculiasis cases. If you have seen a case of guinea-worm disease in South Sudan, please call 0021156443990/00211935201181/00211915179815 or report to the nearest health facility and get a reward of SPP 5000..

  • A person coming forward with a un-emerge guinea worm will received SSP 5,000.
  • A person coming forward with guinea worm that has already emerged from the person’s body or after the blister has ruptured will receive SSP 2,500
  • A person giving information that informs the programme about a case of guinea-worm disease will receive SSP 1000.

Summary for 2016

Having reported zero human cases for six consecutive months (from 1 December 2015 to 31 May 2016), South Sudan reported six cases from four villages in 2016:

Warrab Region
  • Tonj East county
    • Rumchieth village (1 case)
    • Parieng CC (1 case)
Western Bhargazal
  • Jur River county
    • Angon village (3 cases)
    • Khorjamus village (1 case)

Of the 6 cases reported, 3 were contained.

From 1 January to 31 December 2016, of the total of 15 539 rumours and suspected cases reported, 97% were investigated within 24 hours.

Most guinea-worm transmission occurs during the period June–September.

Last update:

25 October 2017 15:37 CEST