Humanitarian Health Action

South Sudan health situation reports

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2015

  • 14 December 2015

    WHO launches new early warning system in a box to help 500 000 people for only USD15 000

    In South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) is working alongside the Ministry of Health to implement a new disease early warning system capable of monitoring approximately 500 000 people in hard-to-reach settings for only three cents per person.

  • 31 July 2015

    Health situation report on the emergency response in South Sudan

    Increasing cholera cases in Juba and Bor, humanitarian partners are responding to the outbreak (started 23 June 2015). WHO supported Oral Cholera Vaccination campaigns in Bentiu and Juba PoCs, targeting more than 100 000 people. Two more campaigns are planned for Juba and Malakal. One case of type 2 circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in Mayom County, Unity State. Ongoing conflict in parts of South Sudan continues to hinder the delivery of health services as more health facilities are destroyed and looted. Over 1.6 million people continue to be displaced across South Sudan and are in need of humanitarian assistance.

  • 24 June 2015

    South Sudan: Cholera epidemic in Juba country

    As of 24 June 2015, a total of 237 cholera cases including 19 deaths (CFR 10%) have been reported from 50 villages in seven Payams of Juba County. The initial cases were traced back to 18 May 2015 in UN House Protecting of Civililans, which has reported the majority of the cases followed by New site, Mangatain IDP, Gumbo, Kor William, Gudele 1 an Munuki.

  • 23 June 2015

    South Sudan: Health Cluster bulletin

    The access to health care and humanitarian operations remains a constrain, because of the fighting. The safety of health workers on the ground is a concern following the shooting of and driver and injuring three health workers in an ambush in Tonj South, Warrap State. A cholera outbreak has caused 206 cases and 19 deaths (CFR 10%) in Juba.

  • 23 June 2015

    South Sudan: Cholera epidemic in Juba country

    As of 23 June 2015, a total of 206 cholera cases including 19 deaths (CFR 10%) have been reported from 47 villages in seven Payams of Juba County. The initial cases were traced back to 18 May 2015 in UN House Protecting of Civililans, which has reported the majority of the cases followed by New site, Mangatain IDP, Gumbo, Kor William, Gudele 1 an Munuki.

  • 22 June 2015

    South Sudan: Cholera epidemic in Juba country

    As of 22 June 2015, a total of 189 cholera cases including 19 deaths (CFR 10%) have been reported from 44 villages in seven Payams of Juba County. The initial cases were traced back to 18 May 2015 in UN House Protecting of Civililans, which has reported the majority of the cases followed by New site, Mangatain IDP, Gumbo, and Gudele.

  • 12 June 2015

    WHO health situation report

    Because of the fighting, large populations remain in hiding and are unable to access health services. The safety of humanitarian workers on the ground is an increasing concern following the shooting of health workers in an ambush in Tonj South, Warrap State. One cholera case has been laboratory confirmed at UN House Protection of Civilians (PoC) site. WHO is supporting Oral Cholera Vaccination campaigns in Bentiu and Juba PoCs, targeting more than 100 000 people. TB/HIV/AIDS, followed by AWD, perinatal death and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) are the most common causes of death among IDPs in 2015.

  • 24 May 2015

    The humanitarian situation continues deteriorate and over 4.6 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in southern Unity and Upper Nile States. Access to health care is limited and over 100 humanitarian workers have been evacuated from the conflict affected states. WHO and the Health partners have updated the mass casualty plans to ensure effective response to wounded in Bentiu, Malakal and Melut. Medical supplies have been provided to support the surgical management capacity at Malakal. A total of 4 998 children were vaccinated against measles as a prevention for a outbreak in the PoCs and IDP camps in Upper Nile State.

  • 30 April 2015

    South Sudan: Health Cluster bulletin

    During the first four months only 9% of the US$90 million Health Cluster funding has been received. Lack of funding is effecting to the health partners capacity on responding to the crises. Fighting in Malakal has caused more injuries and the health partners has updated their mass casualty plans to help the wounded. An integrated measles and polio vaccination campaign has been conducted by the health partners in Unity State in response to the measles outbreak.

  • 18 March 2015

    The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable and the health response is concentrated in the Protection of Civilians sites. WHO has updated its mass casualty plan and prepositioned trauma kits and emergency medicines in light of continued fighting in Bentiu, Unity State. WHO and health partners immunized more than 2.4 million children under-5 years in the seven stable states with the oral polio vaccine (OPV). No new cholera cases have been reported. A total of 43 cases including three deaths (CFR 7%) were reported from 11 February 2015 from Nakoringole, Ikotos County, Eastern Equatoria state and surveillance continues to be enhanced.

  • 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).

  • 28 February 2015

    The humanitarian situation in South Sudan remains unpredictable and the the health response is concentrated in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites. A new cholera outbreak was reported in Ikotos Country, Eastern Equatoria State and a total of 43 cases and three deaths (CFR 7%) were reported between 11 and 19 February. Health partners responded swiftly to contain the outbreak. WHO and health partners conducted the first round of National Immunisation Days (NID) targeting 3.35 million children below 5 years throughout the country. Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI), malaria and Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) are the top cause of morbidity among IDPs, a trend that has continued since the crisis began.

  • 30 January 2015

    Health Cluster Bulletin

    About 2.5 million people are expected to be food insecure in the first quarter of 2015. A total of 651 Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kalaazar) cases and 13 deaths (CFR1.99) have been reported. The cumulative is 8543 cases and 229 deaths (CFR 2.68%) since the onset of the crisis. Health partners have conducted 240 222 medical interventions since the beginning of 2015. A total of 62 deaths have been reported at internally displaced persons (IDP) camps since 1 January 2015. The mortality threshold remains below the emergency level in all camps.

  • 30 January 2015

    South Sudan health situation report

    The humanitarian situation remains fluid and unpredictable with the health response concentrated in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites. WHO prepositioned 42 metric tonnes of life saving drugs in the 10 states. The supplies are adequate to treat 208 400 people. WHO participated in a rapid health assessment in Jal Payam, Jonglei State to assess the humanitarian needs of the affected population. Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) are the top cause of morbidity among IDPs, followed by malaria and Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD). The mortality threshold remains below the emerency level in all camps.

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South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2017

Health Cluster requirements
US$ 144.7 million (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 12 309 427

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