Cholera remains a public health emergency in South Sudan. Cumulatively, 19 742 cholera cases including 355 deaths (Case fatality Rate 1.8 per cent) were reported in 24 counties since June 2016 with 11 counties still having active transmission of the disease.
During July 2017, eight incidents of violence against health care were reported. Of these, seven have been verified and one is still being verified. Among the verified attacks, four incidents were identified on specialized surgery and maternity hospitals.