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23 Nov 2017 description

Epidemic Trends
- Cholera transmission reported in two counties [Juba and Budi] in the last four weeks [43- 46, 2017].
- Out of the 26 samples tested in the week, 16 (62%) were positive by culture. All positive samples were from New Bongo (a new focus of transmission in Juba) (Table 4).

22 Nov 2017 description

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 61%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 78%.

Alert

A total of 20 alerts were reported, of which 70% have been verified. 1 alert was risk assessed and 1 required a response.

Response

A total of 66 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0%) were reported. The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 21,520 cases and 441 deaths (CFR 2.0%).

21 Nov 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

21 Nov 2017 description

Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) summary for October 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia / Somaliland and Yemen.

19 Nov 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 November 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, West Nile fever, chikungunya, yellow fever, plague, monkeypox, marburg virus disease, malaria and cholera.

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian Coordinator welcomes President Kiir's order on free, unimpeded and unhindered movement of humanitarians in the country.

  • The current harvest season provides meagre respite to hunger crisis as conflict persists.

  • Heavy fighting in Nimni,
    Guit County, forces several aid workers to flee for their safety and abandon critical life-saving aid response.

  • More than 17,300 IDPs in Kajo-keji flee to new safe locations due to fighting between armed actors.

17 Nov 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation and Needs of Children in South Sudan

UNICEF works in South Sudan with over 137 partners (including both CSO and Govt) to provide nutrition, health, WASH, education and child protection services, with priority to live saving interventions for the population most affected by the humanitarian crisis.

14 Nov 2017 description
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Highlights

More than 106,005 cholera / AWD cases and 1639 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 12 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda,
Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Of the countries reporting,
Somalia accounts for 74% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 16%.

13 Nov 2017 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Plague in Madagascar

Marburg virus disease in Uganda

Cholera in Tanzania

Cholera in north-east Nigeria

Necrotizing cellulitis/fasciitis in São Tomé and Príncipe

Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

13 Nov 2017 description

In October, fighting between government and opposition forces was reported in Kajo-keji (Central Equatoria), Mundri and Maridi (Western Equatoria), Koch and Guit (Unity) forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. Due to clashes in Kajo-keji, over 17,000 displaced people in Keriwa, Ajio and Logo camps re-displaced to new locations and across the border to Uganda. According to health partners, the deadly tropical disease kala-azar had killed at least 52 people and sickened 2,447 in South Sudan.

10 Nov 2017 description

Epidemic Trends
- Cholera transmission reported in two counties [Juba and Budi] in the last four weeks [42- 45, 2017].
- Two samples from Bentiu PoC tested negative for cholera by culture (table 2).
- During the last four weeks, cholera cases have been reported from Juba and Budi. The cholera trend in the two counties is on the decline (Table 1). During the same period, four deaths were reported from Budi (2) and Juba (2) (Table 1).

06 Nov 2017 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Dengue fever in Senegal

Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

Plague in Madagascar

Marburg virus disease in Uganda

Yellow fever in Nigeria

Humanitarian Crisis in Central African Republic

05 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The nutrition situation in South Sudan remains critical. At a time when the harvest season should be at its peak, estimates are that about six million people are severely food insecure. The zones of severe food insecurity continue to increase throughout the country with potential for marked deterioration in 2018.

05 Nov 2017 description

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 60%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 73%.

Alert

A total of 12 alerts were reported, of which 0% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

Response

A total of 20 new cholera cases and 0 deaths (CFR 0.0%) were reported. The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 21,439 cases and 441 deaths (CFR 2.0%).

03 Nov 2017 description

Epidemic Trends
- Cholera transmission reported in three counties [Juba, Budi, and Kapoeta East] in the last four weeks [41-44, 2017].
- No new confirmed case in the week though samples were delivered from Budi during the week and testing is underway (table 2).
- No new suspect cholera cases reported from Wangkei, Mayom.
- During the last four weeks, Juba and Budi have reported the highest number of cholera cases (Table 1). During the same period, four deaths were reported from Budi (2) and Juba (2) (Table 1).