Humanitarian Health Action

The cholera outbreak and health situation in South Sudan

WHO Representative Dr Abdi Aden Mohamed tours the new National Public Laboratory with President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the Minister of Health Dr. Riek Gai Kok.
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WHO Representative Dr Abdi Aden Mohamed tours the new National Public Laboratory with President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the Minister of Health Dr Riek Gai Kok.

9 July 2014 -- An estimated 1.5 million South Sudanese are currently internally displaced and there are over 367 260 refugees outside of the South Sudan. About 1.58 million people have been reached with medical interventions since January 2014. The cholera outbreak has spread to new areas and by 8 July there has been 3152 cholera cases, including 70 deaths (CFR 2.3%). The cholera cases in new areas has prompted partners to step up preparedness in high risk areas. Increasing cases of Hepatitis E affecting mostly women in Mingkaman, Awerial County, Lakes State have intensified the need for the declaration of an outbreak.

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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