Appeals & Response Plans
- South Sudan: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak - Dec 2017
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- 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
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The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest nation and Africa’s 55th country, following a referendum in January 2011 when it seceded from the Republic of Sudan. It is a federal state composed of 10 states and 79 counties with an estimated population of 11.3 million. South Sudan faces security challenges particularly in the states of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile which continue to experience outbreaks of conflict.
Disease burden in South Sudan
Zambia: Power of Partnerships
Irene Sinzi stood eagerly outside of her home in the village of Mufumbwe, in Zambia’s North-Western province, waiting to receive her insecticide-treated net. It was an important day for Irene and her one-year-old child, as the Government of Zambia is undertaking the mass distribution of nearly nine million nets, simultaneously distributing them to all provinces across the country.
“I’ve had malaria before and it was terrible,” said the 21-year old mother. “I’m so happy because this mosquito net will protect us from malaria.”
From the Frontlines: South Sudan
In a dining hall in a newly-constructed dormitory at the Juba College of Nursing & Midwifery in South Sudan, Suzi Nyathil eats her lunch a few paces away from a group of fellow students immersed deep into meal-time banter. She and other students may share classes, and the pink-and-white college uniform, but not the deep pain that befell her two years ago and made her choose nursing as a career.
New Approach to Funding – a “Striking Change”
Esta Sitima lives far from a health center, so she brings her 4-month-old child with fever symptoms to a village health worker who is trained to diagnose and treat malaria. Esta already lost two children to malaria, but this time the odds of her child surviving are in her favor: Since these health workers - trained with support from the Global Fund - started treating children in the region, malaria death rates dropped dramatically in her village and nearby communities.
Take a journey and meet the men and women fighting to save a new nation’s children from the scourge of malaria:
In South Sudan, decades of civil war have left the health care system severely depleted. For this reason, South Sudan's strategy to fight tuberculosis now draws on remote communities themselves to detect and treat cases of tuberculosis. Community health workers called "hands" and "peer educators" visit homes of people who are unable to travel or live too far from the nearest health facility.
Geneva – A world-first online resource has been launched to help strengthen the ability of healthcare systems in developing countries respond to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have produced a comprehensive web-based toolkit that enables countries such as South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Haiti to set up and bolster their own response mechanisms to these major global diseases.