South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin 5, 31 May 2017
Reporting period: 1 – 31 May 2017
Cholera remains a high public health concern with outbreaks reported in several counties. Cumulatively 5 081 cases and 169 deaths reported in 10 out of the 80 counties.
Conflict continues to causes wide-spread displacement of people in several States requiring a number of health responses.
Health Cluster continues to enforce practical implementation of the humanitarian development nexus by supporting a number of development and humanitarian partners in responding to the increasing cholera outbreaks and undertaking joint health assessments in an effort to reach as many as are in health need.
Inter cluster interventions remain key to the health cluster with active integration of responses particularly with WASH, Nutrition,
Food Security and Livelihoods and Protection in providing lifesaving interventions.
Health Cluster partners have actively participated in the activated Ebola task force to build epidemic preparedness and response due to Ebola outbreak in neighbouring DR Congo.
Health Cluster has identified a dedicated focal person for the famine response.
Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) kits have been procured and are currently being distributed to a number of targeted stabilization centres to support the care and treatment of medically complicated SAM cases.