Humanitarian Health Action

The cholera outbreak and health situation in South Sudan

17 September 2014 -- The security situation remained calm in most parts of the country though a tribal clash with over 30 fatalities was recorded in Tonj East County, Warrap State. The cholera outbreak continues to decline with fewer cases being reported weekly. Cases of visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) continue to increase, mostly in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States. Health partners have carried out about 2.5 million medical interventions since January 2014.

South Sudan humanitarian medical assistance

Health Cluster partners conducting a mass measles campaign in Lankien
MSF/Wairimu Gitau
rtners conducting a mass measles campaign in Lankien

24 March 2014 -- Health Cluster partners has delivered 699 420 medical interventions to IDPs and host population, which is 36.7% of its target. In response to threats of diarrhoeal disease outbreaks, they have also stepped up health promotion efforts. The oral cholera vaccination campaign has reached 54 208 people in the second round in Tongping and Mingkaman IDP camps. In the Mingkaman IDP camp 33 244 people has received meningitis vaccination.

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