Humanitarian Health Action

The cholera outbreak and health situation in South Sudan

A WHO staff member assists a health worker to put on protective clothing during an Ebola Preparedness training session.
WHO/M. Moyo
A WHO staff member assists a health worker to put on protective clothing during an Ebola Preparedness training session.

25 September 2014 --The security situation in South Sudan remains calm. Cases of malaria, which is among the top causes of death among internally displaced persons (IDP), continue to increase. Visceral Leishmaniasis (kala-azar) cases are on the rise in the endemic states of Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile. The cholera outbreak continues on a declining trend with few cases being reported in parts of Central and Eastern Equatoria states. To date health partners have conducted 2,7 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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WHO is urgently requesting US$ 10.95 million

WHO and the health cluster envisage to target 1.9 million for basic health services, prevention and response to outbreaks and supply of life saving medicines.

WHO is appealing US$ 4.1 million for immediate support