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South Sudan: Amid multiple health challenges and famine, WHO and partners strive to immunize over 3 million children against polio

Dr Bimpa Lupanzula, gives an anti-polio drop to a child during the campaign launch at Jebel Dinka

3 March 2017 -- Despite multiple humanitarian crises, including famine, the first round of the National Immunization Days of 2017 is underway throughout South Sudan aiming to reach over three million children under 5 with two drops of polio vaccine.

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South Sudan: Amidst insecurity, WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and partners intensifies the health response to the cholera outbreak

WHO delivering cholera kits to Agorbar PHCC run by Sudan Medical Care, Bor.

14 February 2017, Juba, South Sudan - Despite the ongoing complex humanitarian crises in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and partners are responding to the latest cholera outbreak in the former Jonglei and Lakes States. The outbreak of cholera was first detected in June 2016 and since then 5 006 cholera cases and 99 deaths (CFR 1.98%) have been reported from 12 Counties in nine states countrywide.

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WHO partners with South Sudan’s Government to strengthen disease surveillance and outbreak response to save lives

Discussion on 2017 priorities

03 February 2017, Juba, South Sudan – The deteriorating security situation in South Sudan, along with disruption of health services, increased population displacement, overcrowding and poor environmental conditions, led to more frequent disease outbreaks.

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South Sudan - WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016

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US$ 110 000 000 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 17 573 457

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