Health situation in South Sudan
5 December 2014 -- In November during the National Immunisation days more than 3.4 million children under-5 years were vaccinated against polio. Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala-azar) cases and deaths increased to 6,936 and 196 (CFR 2.8%) respectively during the reporting period. Partners have stepped up the response, increasing treatment sites from 15 to the current 17. In the IDP camps at least 1,283 deaths have been reported since the crisis began, most of the deaths were related to HIV/AIDS and TB, reflecting the need to strengthen interventions.
South Sudan humanitarian medical assistance
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.