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02 Nov 2018 description

Juba 1 November 2018 – The World Health Organization is supporting the Ministry of Health of South Sudan, to train a total of 214 members of the Rapid Response Teams at the national level and in all the Ebola virus disease (EVD) high-risk states.

25 Oct 2018 description

Prevention of Ebola Virus Diseases in South Sudan - Ebola Virus disease outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- South Sudan is taking serious measures to prevent entry of this disease into the country.

What is Ebola Virus Disease?
- Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a severe illness caused by Ebola virus and often fatal in humans and animals (monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzee).

17 Oct 2018 description

The WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, will be in South Sudan on a 4-day official visit from 20 -23 October 2018.

During her visit, Dr Moeti will hold discussions with Minister of Health, His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit - President of South Sudan, high-ranking government officials and other stakeholders on matters related to the country’s health agenda.

29 Jun 2018 description

Whereas H.E. Omer Hassan Alimed El-Bashir, President of the Republic of Sudan was entrusted by the 32"Extra—Ordi nary Summit of IGAD on South Sudan, convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 21 June 2018, to facilitate a second round of face-to-face discussion between 1-1.E. Salva Kiir Miyardit and Dr. Rick Machar Teny to resolve the outstanding issues on governance and security arrangements,

21 May 2018 description

1. Introduction

The Republic of South Sudan is the newest country of the world, with a total estimated population of 11,296,000 and 406,000 annual births. Despite facing many challenges, it is a growing country committed to improving the living conditions of their population.

21 May 2018 description

1.0 Background

Maternal and child malnutrition is a significant public health problem in South Sudan. Among children aged 6-59 months, 31% are stunted, 28% are underweight, and nearly 23% are acutely malnourished of which 13% are estimated to suffer from moderate acute malnutrition and 10% from severe acute malnutrition.

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).

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).

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).

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).

28 Mar 2018 description

Key Messages
- In the period May to July 2018, an estimated 7.1 million (63% of the population would face crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity conditions, of which 155,000 are estimated to be in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance.

26 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• During week 11, a total of three (3) new suspect meningitis cases including one (1) death were reported from Torit county. All the new cases are from Imurok payam, the most recent locus of transmission.

• Hence, as of 17 March 2018, a total of 171 suspect meningitis cases including 31 deaths (CFR 18.13%) have been reported from lyire and Imurok payams, Torit county.

• Imurok payam has the highest cumulative attack rate (cases per 100,000) of 987.

24 Mar 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments
- Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 74%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 86%.
- A total of 9 alerts were reported, of which 78% 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).