Appeals & Response Plans
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2019
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
- South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2013
Most read reports
- South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (December 2018)
- South Sudan: Humanitarian Access Snapshot (December 2018)
- Former long-standing rival communities in Lakes region sign historic peace deal
- IOM South Sudan Monthly Update - December 2018
- Weekly Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness for South Sudan Update #20 (21 January 2019)
Juba, 1 December 2018 – Under the theme “Know your status”, South Sudan has joined the rest of the world to celebrate the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day (WAD30) –a pioneering global health campaign first initiated by WHO in 1988.
The event was kicked off on 28 November 2018 with television and radio talk shows in Juba. Progress, gaps and challenges in HIV prevention, the evolving global treatment situation and the situation in South Sudan and achievements so far related to scaling up access to treatment were discussed in different fora.
Juba 14 September 2018 – WHO in partnership with the Ministry of Health are strengthening capacity to improve HIV programme interventions to achieve the national 90-90-90 targets in South Sudan.
Over the last decades, South Sudan has continued to face humanitarian crises of varying nature and intensity weakening the health systems and thus hindering progressive coverage of health services including HIV.
One of the major highlights of 2017 was the outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Kween and Kapchorwa districts, eastern Uganda. During the outbreak, two cases were confirmed, there was one probable case and 311 contacts were identified and followed up until they were declared free of MVD. A number of lessons were learnt from this outbreak. The first was that government leadership and coordination of all response activities determines the speed and efficiency with which the disease is contained.
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.
477 Cholera vaccines: WHO position paper – August 2017
498 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-June 2017
477 Vaccins anticholériques: Note de synthèse de l’OMS – août 2017
498 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-juin 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
- 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.
• 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
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.
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.
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.
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).