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06 Dec 2017 description

Juba, 1 December 2017: With the theme “Right to Health”. ‘Everyone with the Right to Realize the highest attainable standard of Health without Stigma and Discrimination’, the national commemoration of the World Aida Day was officiated by H.E the Vice President, James Wani Igga on 1 December 2017 at Nyakuron Cultural Center in Juba.

25 Aug 2017 description

Contents
477 Cholera vaccines: WHO position paper – August 2017
498 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-June 2017

Sommaire
477 Vaccins anticholériques: Note de synthèse de l’OMS – août 2017
498 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-juin 2017

02 Aug 2017 description

Executive summary

The Regional Director is pleased to present this report on the work of WHO in the African Region for the period January 2016 to June 2017. The report outlines the significant achievements made under the six categories in the 12th General Programme of Work in supporting health development in Member States in the African Region. It reflects contributions from WHO country offices and the Regional Office, including the Intercountry Support Teams.

13 Apr 2017 description

By Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO

13 APRIL 2017 - Today we begin the launch of “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” – a report that chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that I have served as Director-General at WHO.

03 Apr 2017 description

Juba, 3 April 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Republic of South Sudan’s Ministry of Health and partners to roll-out a new approach to community health service delivery called the Boma Health Initiative. Currently, only 40% of people in South Sudan are within reach of health facilities and have consistent access to primary health care services. The Boma Health Initiative seeks to provide sustainable delivery of essential health care and public health programmes at the community level.

14 Feb 2017 description

09 February 2017, Juba, South Sudan – WHO in partnership with Ministry of Health are strengthening capacity to provide comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services to populations of humanitarian concern in the Greater Upper Nile region, that is heavily affected by the current crisis. Health workers including medical doctors/ clinical officers, nurses, counselors, pharmacist and data clerk are equipped with the necessary skills and supplies on HIV treatment and prevention.

14 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The deportation of the SPLA-IO Spokesperson, imposed by the Kenyan Government, has created new security dynamics in South Sudan and triggered tensions against Kenyans in South Sudan.

  • Criminal elements including armed robbery and hijacking within Juba, Juba-Yei and Juba-Nimule roads are the most common type of violent crime to affect UN Personnel.

06 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 38% for the nonconflict-affected states and 64% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in IDPs and nonconflict-affected areas. A total of 31 (39%) counties countrywide have registered increasing and/or more than expected levels of malaria cases.

• Cholera outbreaks now confirmed in five states [Jubek, Terekeka, Jonglei, Imatong, and Eastern Lakes].

• Kala azar cases on the increase in endemic areas in East Nile, Western Bieh, and Eastern Bieh states.

21 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 35% for the nonconflictaffected states and 60% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in IDPs and nonconflict-affected areas. A total of 49 (61%) counties countrywide have registered increasing and/or more than expected levels of malaria cases.

• Cholera outbreaks confirmed in four states [Jubek, Terekeka, Jonglei, and East Lakes]. Three suspect cholera alerts are being investigated in Kajo-keji, Nimule, and Fangak.

14 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 39% for the nonconflictaffected states and 57% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in IDPs and nonconflict-affected areas.

• Malaria cases in nine states [Twic, Gogrial, Tonj, Rumbek, Western Lake, Eastern Lake, Aweil, Aweil East, and Lol] exceeded expected levels in the week.

• At least 36 counties countrywide have registered increasing and/or more than expected levels of malaria cases.

07 Aug 2016 description

Highlights
- Completeness for weekly reporting was 32% for the nonconflictaffected states and 78% for the IDP sites.
- Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in IDPs and nonconflict-affected areas.
- Malaria cases in the greater Lakes, greater Northern Bahr el Ghazal, and greater Warrap exceeded expected levels in the week.
- Cholera transmission has leveled off in Juba and only sporadic transmission reported in Duk and Terekeka.

31 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

• Completeness for weekly reporting was 39% for the nonconflict-affected states and 54% for the IDP sites.

• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in IDPs and nonconflict-affected areas.

• Malaria cases in the greater Northern Bahr el Ghazal and greater Warrap exceeded expected levels in the week.

• Cholera transmission has leveled off in Juba and declined in Duk and Terekeka.

• During the week, malaria was the leading cause of mortality in IDPs

19 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Completeness for weekly reporting was 47% for the non-conflict affected states and 94% for the IDP sites.

  • Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in IDPs and nonconflict affected areas.

  • Malaria cases in Bentiu PoC and Malakal PoC exceeded expected levels in the week.

  • Two RDT positive suspect cholera cases were reported from Lologo and Jebel Kujur in Juba.

  • There were no new suspect hemorrhagic fever case reported from Aweil.

27 Apr 2016 description

GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS

• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.

• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

05 Apr 2016 description
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Foreward

In 2016 over 125 million people living in crisis-affected countries are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community is committed to providing aid to over 87 million of those in need. The risks to health posed by humanitarian emergencies are at an all-time high. Developments such as climate change, urbanization, population growth and worsening civil conflict are increasing the frequency and severity of many types of emergencies. Attacks on health workers and health facilities are also on the rise.

12 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian access remains constrained, particularly in the areas where fighting is concentrated. Large populations remain in hiding, unable to access health services.

  • The safety of humanitarian workers on the ground has become an increasing concern following the shooting of health workers in an ambush in Tonj South, Warrap State.

  • One cholera case has been confirmed at UN House PoC after testing positive to laboratory tests (Culture).

31 May 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Background on the humanitarian situation

24 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 4.6 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate as fighting escalates in southern Unity and Upper Nile states, leading to a number of causalities and a new wave of displacements.

  • Humanitarian access continues to shrink as more places continue to be cut off and huge populations continue not to be accessed with medical and humanitarian assistance.