1 January – 30 March 2017
South Sudan reported zero human cases.
Of the 5760 rumours reported, 99% (5704) 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:
- Tonj East county
- Rumchieth village (1 case)
- Parieng CC (1 case)
- 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.