Humanitarian Health Action

Health situation in South Sudan

8 October 2014 --The security situation in South Sudan remains calm, except some pockets in Central Equatoria, Lakes and Unity states where there were some clashes. Visceral Leishmaniasis (kala-azar) cases have more than trebled compared to the same period in 2013, to date there are 4880 reported cases. Cholera cases have reduced significantly, with no new deaths since 7 September 2014. To date health partners have conducted almost 3 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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Donor information

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