Humanitarian Health Action

Health situation in South Sudan

Community volunteers educate the public about Onchocerciasis.
WHO/M. Moyo
Community volunteers educate the public about Onchocerciasis.

5 December 2014 -- In November during the National Immunisation days more than 3.4 million children under-5 years were vaccinated against polio. Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala-azar) cases and deaths increased to 6,936 and 196 (CFR 2.8%) respectively during the reporting period. Partners have stepped up the response, increasing treatment sites from 15 to the current 17. In the IDP camps at least 1,283 deaths have been reported since the crisis began, most of the deaths were related to HIV/AIDS and TB, reflecting the need to strengthen interventions.

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