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27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 95,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in the first three and a half months of 2017; the total number is 389,000 since Dec 2013.

• Lack of funding may affect the provision of health services in Otash IDP camp, South Darfur.

• Japan funding will allow for some 95,000 children U2 years in South and West Kordofan to be vaccinated against measles and polio.

• About 160,000 people are in need of assistance in the Abyei area.

Over 95,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive in 2017

26 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 42 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

26 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of hepatitis E in Niger.

26 Apr 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

305,298*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 March

1,769,241*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 March 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

265,921
Refugees in South Sudan

1.9 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 214,979 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

24 Apr 2017 description
report Save the Children

By Dr Nicholas Alusa, from our Emergency Health Unit

Measles is a highly contagious, horrific disease. If left untreated it can lead to death.

There’s no specific treatment. All we medics can do is isolate the sufferer, give them vitamin A, and hope for the best.

In high-income countries like the UK most people infected with the disease recover in a couple of weeks. Very few die. But in developing countries it kills up to one in five.

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 56% IDSR sites and 81% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria remains the leading cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas while ARI is the leading cause of morbidity in the IDPs.

• A total of 45 suspect measles cases were reported from Gogrial West,
Tonj North, Cueibet, Yambio, and Juba.

• Cholera outbreaks confirmed in Mayom and Fashoda.

• A total of 17 HEV cases reported from Bentiu POC in week 13.

• Suspect Guinea worm cases reported from Yambio and Tonj East.

24 Apr 2017 description

Reporting period: 1 – 31 March 2017

Highlights

  • The Ministry of Health convened the Third Health Summit with the theme “Harnessing strong partnerships for a resilient health system towards attainment of Universal Health Coverage” to encourage partners to work together with the Ministry and others in building a well-functioning resilient health system looking towards the larger goal of achieving Universal Health Coverage.

21 Apr 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, cholera, poliomyelitis, measles, legionnaires' disease and yellow fever.

13 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 39 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 29 ungraded events.

This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of influenza-like illness in Senegal.

13 Apr 2017 description
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KHARTOUM, Sudan – 13th April 2017: The Government of Japan has responded to the urgent humanitarian call to address the growing children’s emergency in Sudan with a US$955,000 grant to UNICEF. The grant is a part of the overall support to address the basic humanitarian needs of children and their caregivers in South and West Kordofan, with a focus on health, education, nutrition and the integration of water and sanitation hygiene.

08 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed actors ambush humanitarian convoy, killing six aid workers

  • GoRSS suspends proposed international worker fee increase

  • GoS opens new humanitarian corridor from Sudan to South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Apr 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 2-8 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, MDR TB and Measles.

06 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 53,880 refugees have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan since the beginning of 2017, with up to 85% being women and children. The main destinations are the states of White Nile, South and West Kordofan, and South Darfur.

  • UNICEF supported the treatment of 876 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) in Red Sea state, 264 of these were children under five.

06 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • Completeness for weekly reporting was 49% IDSR sites and 70% for the IDP sites.

  • Malaria remains the leading cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas while ARI is the leading cause of morbidity in the IDPs.

  • A total of 20 suspect measles cases were reported from Yambio and Gogrial West.

  • Active cholera transmission is ongoing in the counties of Yirol East,
    Awerial, Panyijiar, and Bor • A total of 16 HEV cases reported from Bentiu POC in week 12.

03 Apr 2017 description

Juba, 3 April 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Republic of South Sudan’s Ministry of Health and partners to roll-out a new approach to community health service delivery called the Boma Health Initiative. Currently, only 40% of people in South Sudan are within reach of health facilities and have consistent access to primary health care services. The Boma Health Initiative seeks to provide sustainable delivery of essential health care and public health programmes at the community level.

02 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· UNICEF continues to deploy rapid response missions to famine-affected areas of Unity state, as access restrictions are preventing the delivery of regular services.

· The water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation in Nasir and Maiwut counties, Upper Nile is critical following ongoing insecurity that has displaced 37,000 households to Jikmir, Makak, Wangding and Nyatot. UNICEF is supporting access to safe water and sanitation for the displaced population.

02 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 59% IDSR sites and 81% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria remains the leading cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas while ARI is the leading cause of morbidity in the IDPs.

• A total of 20 suspect measles cases were reported from Wau,
Yambio, Tonj North, Jur River, Nzara and Gogrial West.

• A new cholera outbreak confirmed in Ayod county.

• A total of 10 HEV cases reported from Bentiu POC in week 13.

• One suspect Guinea worm case reported from Bentiu PoC in the week.

31 Mar 2017 description

Juba, 30 March 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to scale up its response to reduce preventable deaths and diseases, and provide health services in famine-affected areas of South Sudan. In February 2017, famine was declared in the former Unity State, where 100 000 people face starvation and another 1 million are on the brink of famine.