Humanitarian Health Action

Health situation in South Sudan

A child receives the oral polio vaccine (OPV) during the National Immunisation Days (NID) in November.
WHO/M. Moyo
A child receives the oral polio vaccine (OPV) during the National Immunisation Days (NID) in November.

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

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