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WHO scales up cholera response with 500 000 doses of oral cholera vaccine for vaccination campaign in South Sudan

WHO receives 500 000 doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine for a planned campaign in South Sudan. WHO South Sudan/L. Luwaga.  WHO receives 500 000 doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine for a planned campaign in South Sudan.
WHO South Sudan/L. Luwaga

19 July 2017 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) received 500 000 doses of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) on 17 July 2017. WHO is working with the Republic of South Sudan’s Ministry of Health and partners to scale up cholera vaccination campaign from 28 July to 3 August 2017.

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WHO responds to health needs of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

The health of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan is a major priority for WHO and partners. As more refugees continue to arrive, protecting their health, and the health of vulnerable host communities, requires a coordinated effort by WHO and all health actors.
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The health of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan is a major priority for WHO and partners. As more refugees continue to arrive, protecting their health, and the health of vulnerable host communities, requires a coordinated effort by WHO and all health actors.

13 June 2017 | Increasing numbers of South Sudanese men, women and children fleeing conflict and food insecurity are seeking refuge in Sudan, overstretching basic services, including health services. WHO supports national health authorities and works with partners to respond to the needs of these refugees and to ensure they are protected against life-threatening diseases.

South Sudan: Statement regarding findings of joint investigation of 15 deaths of children in Nachodokopele village, Kapoeta East County

A child being vaccinated against measles in Laniya

1 June 2017 | An investigation into the cause of the death of 15 children in rural and remote Nachodokopele village, Kauto County in South Sudan by the National Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) Committee, supported by WHO and UNICEF Vaccine safety experts has concluded that severe sepsis / toxicity resulting from the administration of a contaminated vaccine caused the event.

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