South Sudan crisis
WHO and partners work together to tackle cholera in South Sudan
24 November 2016 – South Sudan has reported more than 3000 cases of cholera since July. WHO and partners are supporting the Ministry of Health to prevent and respond to cholera.
Children protected against polio in South Sudan
23 November 2016 – WHO and partners vaccinated more than 155 000 migrant children against polio in South Sudan. These efforts have successfully stopped a polio outbreak among children in populations displaced due to conflict and flooding.
Amidst insecurity, WHO and partners have reached an estimated 1.1 million South Sudanese children with oral polio vaccines
18 November 2016 – Despite the ongoing violence sweeping much of the country, the third round of the National Immunization Days of 2016 campaign is being implemented across South Sudan to ensure the continuation of immunization activities targeting more than 3.5 million children aged 0 – 59 months. The four-day campaign from 15 to 18 November 2016 was organized and led by the Ministry of Health with support from WHO and UNICEF.
WHO delivers lifesaving medicines and supplies to displaced people in Yei River State, South Sudan
16 November 2016 – WHO delivered lifesaving supplies to assist thousands of women and children in Yei River State, one of South Sudan’s states most affected by conflict. The lifesaving health supplies will benefit more than 30 000 people living in areas affected by conflict in parts of Logo and Kirkwa in Yei River State for the next three months.
14 November 2016 – WHO estimates that 12.3 million people in South Sudan are at risk due to disease outbreaks. When a country has an outbreak of an infectious disease such as measles or cholera, a good system that can detect it early is essential to help prevent further spread, and save lives and resources. WHO is working with the Ministry of Health and partners to develop local skills and knowledge, including training more than 1300 health workers.
20 October 2016 – What is cholera? What are the symptoms? Is there a vaccine? Watch the video and find out the answers to these and other questions about cholera.
9 September 2016 - Infectious diseases continue to pose a major public health threat in South Sudan. Adding to the chronic burden of disease, regular outbreaks further threaten people's health.
People in need
4.7 millionPeople in need of health services.South Sudan crisis
110 millionUS$ 110 million needed for the health response.South Sudan crisis donor update
1.3 millionCases of malaria reported in 2016.Multiple disease outbreaks in South Sudan
Situation and response
WHO strengthens South Sudan’s disease detection and response
WHO and partners battle multiple disease outbreaks in South Sudan
South Sudan health crisis worsens as more partners pull out and number of displaced rises
WHO and Ministry of Health expand cholera response to minimize future risk
WHO steps up response to rising health needs of internally displaced persons in Juba City, South Sudan
Health challenges and needs in South Sudan
Dr. Abdulmumini Usman, World Health Organization`s Country Representative in South Sudan explains key health challenges, WHO`s current activities and what specific needs could be met with further funding in the future.
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Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.
Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female mosquitoes.