South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin 5, 31 May 2017

Report
from World Health Organization, Health Cluster
Published on 31 May 2017 View Original

Reporting period: 1 – 31 May 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.