The cholera outbreak and health situation in South Sudan
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
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.
WHO news releases and feature stories
Read the press release on cholera outbreak by Ministry of Health
Nation-vide measles, polio and vitamin A vaccination campaign
140 000 people to get cholera vaccine in South Sudan
WHO vaccinates thousands of children in Bor, Jonglei State – South Sudan
WHO ensures wounded in South Sudan get to hospital for life-saving treatment