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06 Jun 2018 description

Juba, 6 June 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), eHealth Africa and Novel-T has rolled out a mobile application based surveillance system called Auto- Visual AFP Detection and Reporting (AVADAR) for timely reporting and investigation of AFP cases and improve the sensitivity of AFP surveillance in South Sudan.

28 May 2018 description

Juba, 25 May 2018 – Disease outbreaks and other emergencies constitute a serious threat to public health security worldwide. Delayed and incomplete indicator and event-based reporting limits health managers’ ability to initiate timely event investigation and response. This reporting delay further constrains rapid event containment thus increasing the risk of extensive international disease spread and excess morbidity and mortality.

23 May 2018 description

Juba, 22 May 2018 - Following the Ebola outbreak that has been declared in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a high level mission comprised of Ministry of Health (MOH) in the Republic of South Sudan and WHO visited Yambio, former Western Equatoria State on a sensitization campaign.

The sensitization campaign against Ebola followed an earlier press conference held in Juba to enhance efforts to prevent Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country.

17 May 2018 description

Juba, 16 May 2018 - In South Sudan, food insecurity continues to deteriorate to Emergency (IPC Phase 4) due to displacement, restrictions on movement and trade flows, and limited access to normal livelihoods activities.

11 May 2018 description

Juba, 11 May 2018 – To reduce the risk of cholera outbreaks in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO), with the Ministry of Health and partners, is targeting to immunize 854,469 people against cholera in South Sudan’s endemic ‘hot spots’ in the first half of 2018.

04 May 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W16 2018

• Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 55%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 83%.

• A total of 9 alerts were reported, of which 100% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

• Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 55 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 26 noncases; and 20 pending classification (with no samples collected). Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

30 Apr 2018 description

Juba 27 April, 2018: The Republic of South Sudan hosted a joint cross-border multi-sectoral disease surveillance meeting in Nimule, South Sudan from 24-26 April, 2018. Experts drawn from human, animal, environmental health and immigration sectors of South Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya deliberated mechanisms to strengthen implementation of cross boarder disease surveillance and outbreak response in the region.

26 Apr 2018 description

Juba 25 April, 2018 - The Ministry of Health of South Sudan with support from WHO and partners joined the rest of the African and Global community to celebrate the 8th edition of the African vaccination week (AVW) under the theme ‘Vaccines work: Do your part!’. This event provided a unique opportunity to highlight the need for collective actions to ensure universal access to immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases regardless of the wide spread conflict and insecurity in South Sudan.

23 Apr 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments
- Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 55%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 86%.
- A total of 10 alerts were reported, of which 30% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
- Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 43 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 26 non-cases; and 8 pending classification. Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

20 Apr 2018 description

Juba, 19 April 2018 – In order to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of South Sudan, the World Health Organization country office for South Sudan and Regional Office for Africa are supporting the Ministry of Health and partners to strengthen comprehensive health promotion implementation. This recognises the need for health literacy, community engagement, social mobilization and multisectoral coordination.

15 Apr 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W15 2018

• Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 60%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 78%.

• A total of 19 alerts were reported, of which 95% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

• Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 43 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 26 non-cases; and 8 pending classification. Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

11 Apr 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments
- Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 65% . Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 86%.
- A total of 15 alerts were reported, of which 27% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
- Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 43 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 19 non-cases; and 15 pending classification. Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

09 Apr 2018 description

2017 at a Glance

South Sudan is a challenging environment; however WHO continues to play its role in ensuring the people of South Sudan have access to health services. Through the support of government, donors, partners and community leaders in dedicating their time and resources the most vulnerable people in South Sudan were reached.

04 Apr 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W11 2018

  • Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 74%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 86%.

  • A total of 16 alerts were reported, of which 75% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 43 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 19 non-cases; and 15 pending classification. Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

04 Apr 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W11 2018

  • Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 70%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 81%.

  • A total of 13 alerts were reported, of which 62% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 40 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 19 non-cases; and 12 pending classification. Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

01 Apr 2018 description

With the protracted crises in South Sudan, the scale and severity of humanitarian situations continues to rise, hence efficient forecasting, procurement, distribution and rational use of WHO emergency health kits is critical to ensure timely delivery of essential emergency health services.