Health situation in South Sudan
19 November 2014 --WHO, in collaboration with the MOH and partners, completed the third round of the nationwide polio immunization campaign targeting over 3.2 children in all 10 states. A polio immunization campaign is planned in the three conflict-affected states of Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile as soon as the security situation approves. No new cholera cases or deaths because of cholera were reported in the past week. In Malakal gunshot wounds and other weapon-related injuries, because the ongoing fighting, are the leading causes of mortality. According the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site 23% of deaths are caused by weapon-related injuries.
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.