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25 Jan 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W2 2018

• Completeness for IDSR reporting is 57% at county level and 77% for the IDP sites.

• A total of 22 alerts were reported, of which 27% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response. [Whooping cough alerts - in Yirol East; AWD - 5 cases (01 death) - in Gunyoro (Torit).

• Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 15 suspect human cases including 3 confirmed; 3 probable; 4 none-cases; and 5 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cow).

25 Jan 2018 description

Juba, 24 January 2018 –The lack of safe water, functional toilets, hand washing facilities and waste management system in healthcare settings poses significant health risks to patients, healthcare workers and nearby communities.

24 Jan 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Background

This assessment is a consolidated effort of the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), the Education Cluster Unit and Cluster partners towards determining the impact of the most recent conflict, economic crisis, food insecurity and cholera epidemic on children’s education in South Sudan.

22 Jan 2018 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 56 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Botulism in Nigeria
Lassa fever in Benin
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
Suspected Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
Cholera in Angola
Suspected Rift Valley fever in The Gambia

21 Jan 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W3 2018

• Completeness for IDSR reporting is 59% at county level and 77% for the IDP sites.

• A total of 29 alerts were reported, of which 28% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

• Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 20 suspect human cases including 3 confirmed; 3 probable; 4 none-cases; and 10 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cow).

18 Jan 2018 description

In December 2017, fighting between the government and the opposition forces was reported in Koch and Bieh (Unity), and in Raja (Western Bahr el Ghazal), displacing thousands of people. During the armed clashes on Raja-Wau road on 16 December, armed groups held six aid workers from two national and international agencies and displaced thousands of people from their homes to Wau town.

18 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict, hunger and diseases, among other factors, forced more than 700,000 people to flee South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries in 2017.

• In 2017 over 1,159 humanitarian access incidents were reported by humanitarian actors in South Sudan, indicative of increasingly difficult times for aid workers in the country.

• Humanitarian partners working in Malakal PoC site in Upper Nile are stepping up response activities to address the incidence of people attempting suicide.

16 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed clashes continue in violation of cessation of hostilities agreement

  • 2018 South Sudan HRP calls for more than $1.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 6 million people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Jan 2018 description

Foreword

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 (SOFI) has revealed that global hunger is on the rise again after declining for more than two decades. Global hunger rose from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million people in 2016.

12 Jan 2018 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 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
- Chikungunya in Kenya
- Cholera in Malawi
- Cholera in Zambia
- Suspected Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
- Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

10 Jan 2018 description

Situation update

  • There are no new suspect cases reported since the last update. Surveillance for suspect cases is ongoing and contacts are being followed.

  • On 28 December 2017, the Eastern Lakes Ministry of Health reported a suspect viral hemorrhagic fever cluster to the National Ministry of Health and WHO. The initial cluster involved three deaths in Thonabutkok village, Yali Payam, Yirol East county with 7 December 2017 as the earliest date of onset.

10 Jan 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

Over the past year, drought, famine, ongoing conflict and food insecurity have continued to devastate the lives of families across East Africa.

Across South Sudan and Somalia, an estimated 11.2 million people are facing critical levels of food scarcity. With chronic water shortages, livestock and crops are failing. Food prices are rising and with a lack of safe water, communities are also vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses such as cholera, diphtheria and diarrhoea.

05 Jan 2018 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 53 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

03 Jan 2018 description

Epidemic trends and updates

  • There is no active cholera transmission in any of the 24 counties where cholera has been confirmed in 2017.

  • Two confirmed cases reported retrospectively in Juba in week 50 and are consistent with sporadic transmission.

  • Current activities entail – updating cholera plan, catching up on pending second round oral cholera vaccine campaigns, and addressing the underlying risk.

02 Jan 2018 description

KEY INDICATORS

129,727 number of consultations provided in IOM Static clinics in Malakal PoC, Bentiu PoC, Wau PoC and Renk

39,931 number of consultations provided by IOM’s Health Rapid Response Teams (RRT)

275,016 individuals reached with health education

939 Number of births attended by skilled birth attendants

37,746 number of children under 5 screened for nutrition

31 Dec 2017 description

Highlights
- IOM teams reach populations in need in Baggari, south of Wau
- Rapid response teams conduct oral cholera vaccination campaigns across the country
- IOM expands fuel-efficient stove initiative in the Bentiu PoC site