Humanitarian Health Action

The cholera outbreak and health situation in South Sudan

WHO staff explains the contents of a microbiological test kit donated by WHO to the Juba Urban Water Corporation with the Corporation' s Area Manager Hassan Yousip.
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WHO staff explains the contents of a microbiological test kit donated by WHO to the Juba Urban Water Corporation with the Corporation' s Area Manager Hassan Yousip.

27 August 2014 --The security situation was calm in most parts of the country. Over 1.3 Million people remain displaced across the 10 states. Flooding worsened living conditions in Bentiu, Unity State. Partners continued to improve access to clean water as well as sanitation and the drainage system in. The cholera outbreak continues on a downward trend with less cases being reported in the 13 affected counties with reported 5981 cases with 132 deaths.

South Sudan humanitarian medical assistance

Health Cluster partners conducting a mass measles campaign in Lankien
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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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