Yellow fever outbreak in West Kordofan
26 November 2013 -- Institute Pasteur in Dakar has reconfirmed the current outbreak as Yellow Fever. Between 3 October and 24 November 2013, a total of 44 suspected cases of Yellow Fever were reported including 14 deaths. A total of 12 localities in West and South Kordofan are affected by the current outbreak. Communicable disease surveillance system has been strengthened in White Nile, Gezira, Kassala, Gedarif and Khartoum.
19 August - Heavy rains and flash floods continue to threaten many parts of Sudan. Around 250 000 people in 13 states are affected. There are 96 temporary health facilities functioning in different flood-affected localities; 31 more mobile health facilities are urgently needed.
Sudan health highlights
14 June 2013 -- Overall security situation in North Darfur remained tense especially in Jebel Amir crisis-affected areas namely Elseraif town, Kebkabiya and Saraf Omra. As results of the inter-tribal conflict that first erupted early this year, deaths and injuries were reported from Elseraif Hospital. In addition, cases of suspected acute jaundice syndrome (AJS) and Measles were from Elseraif area. The Health Sector has been looking into the situation and has initiated providing support to health services in Jebel Amir. During the week, shipment of medicines and supplies to Elseraif was the Sector’s main concern.
1 May 2013 – Over 47 000 children were vaccinated against measles and polio during an emergency vaccination campaign conducted from 4 to 10 April in Jebel Amir area, North Darfur.