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22 Feb 2018 description

Amid widespread conflict where over 1.9 million people displaced due to insecurity, ensuring all children receive life-saving vaccines can be a challenge.

To strengthen and increase routine immunization coverage in conflict affected areas, WHO conducted multiple service delivery activities including accelerated outreach, measles follow-up campaign and phase II of the meningitis campaign in the conflict affected states of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile to reduce the risk of vaccine preventable diseases including measles and meningitis outbreaks.

22 Feb 2018 description

Despite widespread conflict and insecurity, South Sudan has witnessed a remarkable improvement in routine vaccination coverage in 2017. Since the introduction of the pentavalent – or five-in-one vaccine for infants that combines five antigens, namely: Diphtheria; Pertussis; Tetanus; Hepatitis B (HB) and Haemophilus influenza type b, the country raised pentavalent vaccine coverage from 45% in 2016 to 57% in 2017.

20 Feb 2018 description

Juba, 19 February 2018 – Following an alert of suspected food poisoning on 18 February 2018, where one community death and an influx of over 400 patients were admitted at Bor State Hospital, and several others in private facilities within Bor town, WHO and the health cluster quickly mounted a response to support the Ministry of Health to treat those who were admitted.

20 Feb 2018 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

Crises Humanitaires

  • Dégradation continue de la situation sécuritaire et humanitaire en général dans plusieurs provinces : Nord-Kivu, Sud-Kivu, Maniema, Tanganyika, Haut Katanga et région du Kasaï.

Volatilité et complexité ne présageant aucune amélioration à court terme.

Epidémie de Choléra

20 Feb 2018 description
  • Completeness for IDSR reporting is 69% at county level and 82% for the IDP sites.
  • A total of 15 alerts were reported, of which 40% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 28 suspect human cases including 5 confirmed; 3 probable; 12 none-cases; and 8 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cow).
  • Measles response completed in Cueibet where the reactive vaccination campaign administrative coverage was 58,842 (87%).
19 Feb 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 51 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

16 Feb 2018 description

Juba, 15 February 2018 – WHO and partners are responding to an influx of more than 15 000 returnees from Uganda and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bungu, Kuli-Papa, Kagwada and Katigiri Counties, former Central Equatoria State South Sudan, since the influx was reported in late January 2018. The influx is stretching the existing humanitarian resources and primary health care services. Since clashes in mid-2016, humanitarian needs in the area have remained high.

15 Feb 2018 description

Juba, 14 February 2018 – Following the detection of a suspected Rift Valley fever outbreak in the Eastern Lakes State of South Sudan by the National Ministry of Health, World Health Organization supported the establishment of multi sectoral rapid response to investigate and prevent further spread of the disease. WHO established a temporary Incident Management System in Yirol East County to support the State authorities with coordination, surveillance, risk communication, case management and logistics.

13 Feb 2018 description

Regina Archangelo walked in to the stabilization center inside Wau Teaching Hospital carrying her weak six-month-old twin boys Ochan and Opio. One could easily notice that not only the twins, the mother too was frail and underweight.

The twins are among the estimated over 261 000 children in South Sudan suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in 2018. Luckily, their parents were able to take them to Wau Teaching hospital, former Western Bahr el Ghazal State.

12 Feb 2018 description

Overview

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of the end of cholera outbreak in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Angola

07 Feb 2018 description

Juba, South Sudan, 07 February 2018 – South Sudan declared the end of its longest and largest cholera outbreak on Wednesday (February 07), with no new cases of cholera reported in over seven weeks.

The fight against cholera in South Sudan has involved a range of partners working together to enhance surveillance, deploy rapid response teams to investigate and respond to cases, provide clean water, promote good hygiene practices and treat cholera patients.

05 Feb 2018 description

Overview

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

    • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

    • Lassa fever in Benin

    • Lassa fever in Nigeria

    • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Uganda

    • Rift Valley fever in South Sudan

04 Feb 2018 description
  • Completeness for IDSR reporting is 51% at county level and 54% for the IDP sites.
  • A total of 8 alerts were reported, of which 25% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 28 suspect human cases including 5 confirmed; 3 probable; 12 none-cases; and 8 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cow).
  • Measles outbreak confirmed in Aweil Center while in Panyijiar, active transmission is still ongoing. In Cueibet county, and a reactive campaign is underway.
03 Feb 2018 description

Epidemic Trends and Updates
- There is no active cholera transmission in any of the 24 counties where cholera has been confirmed in 2017.
- Two confirmed cases reported retrospectively in Juba in week 50 and are consistent with sporadic transmission.
- Current activities entail – updating cholera plan, catching up on pending second round oral cholera vaccine campaigns, and addressing the underlying risk factors by improving access to safe water and improved sanitation facilities.

29 Jan 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

28 Jan 2018 description
  • Completeness for IDSR reporting is 63% at county level and 77% for the IDP sites.
  • A total of 5 alerts were reported, of which 20% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 26 suspect human cases including 3 confirmed; 3 probable; 4 none-cases; and 16 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cow).