Humanitarian Health Action

Health situation in South Sudan

A doctor from Health Link attends to a patient at the clinic in Mingkaman. The clinic serves internally displaced persons (IDP).
WHO/M. Moyo
A doctor from Health Link attends to a patient at the clinic in Mingkaman. The clinic serves internally displaced persons (IDP).

21 December 2014 -- South Sudan remains relatively calm, however there has been some fighting in Upper Nile, Jonglei and Nile states. Health partners are treating the wounded in the conflict areas. In November there were seven suspected meningitis deaths in Longchuk Country, Upper Nile states. Visceral Leishmaniasis (kala-azar) cases and deaths rose to 7204 and 199 (CFR2.76%) respectively. The health partners have conducted over four million interventions in a year.

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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