The cholera outbreak and health situation in South Sudan
6 September 2014 --Following the ongoing Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and in the Democratic Republic of Congo, partners have stepped up preparedness plans in the event that the disease is reported in South Sudan. The number of cholera cases has significantly reduced across all three states that reported confirmed cases. Approximately 2.5 million medical interventions have been conducted by health cluster partners since the start of the crisis in December 2013.
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