Humanitarian Health Action

Health situation in South Sudan

A surgeon performs a cataract operation during a month-long mission in Pibor, Jonglei State. The 73 year old patient walked more than four kilometres for the operation.
WHO/M. Moyo
A surgeon performs a cataract operation during a month-long mission in Pibor, Jonglei State. The 73 year old patient walked more than four kilometres for the operation.

28 February 2015 -- A new cholera outbreak was reported in Ikotos Country, Eastern Equatoria State with 43 cases and three deaths (CFR 7%) between 11 - 19 February 2015. Health partners swiftly contained the outbreak. The first round of National Immunisation Days (NID) targeting 3.35 million children below 5 years was conducted by the health partners. A total of 105 deaths have been reported at internally displaced persons (IDP) camps since 1 January 2015 - less than a third of the reported at the same time in 2014 (390 deaths).