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31 Oct 2017 description

Epidemic trends
- Cholera transmission reported in three counties [Juba, Budi, and Kapoeta East] in the last four weeks [40 -43, 2017].
- Two cholera cases were confirmed from Napotpot, Kapoeta East after more than two incubation periods without cases. Oral cholera vaccination was conducted in the county and there is currently no evidence of active transmission.

31 Oct 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.

31 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH SECTOR

  • The mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) community in South Sudan successfully observed the World Mental Health Day in Juba, Bentiu, Malakal, and Wau. Various events and activities highlighting MHPSS issues in the country were organized by the national coordination and local working groups. The celebration aimed to increase awareness on mental health issues such as depression and suicide prevention and fighting the stigma experienced by people accessing mental health services.

30 Oct 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 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Marburg virus disease in Uganda

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Malaria in Cabo Verde

  • Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Cholera in north-east Nigeria.

29 Oct 2017 description

Surveillance

Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 61%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 87%.

Alert

A total of 12 alerts were reported, of which 17% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

Response

A total of 40 new cholera cases and 3 deaths (CFR 7.0%) were reported. The cumulative total since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 21,419 cases and 441 deaths (CFR 2.0%).

27 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Kala-azar has killed at least 52 people and sickened 2,447 so far in 2017.

• Depreciation of the local currency, rising cereal prices and shortages of imported commodities in local markets are affecting the food security and increasing vulnerability.

• Humanitarian organizations continue to experience difficulties accessing many locations in Greater Equatoria region affected by insecurity and conflict.

25 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 104,095 cholera / AWD cases and 1562 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. Somalia accounts for 75% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.9%.

25 Oct 2017 description

Key Findings

  • The county has been void of humanitarian aid facilities since the April 2017 violence, after which the previously present Christian Development Aid (CDA) left the area.

  • Children among IDP and host communities are in dire need of education. There are no functioning educational facilities in Chuil.

  • Inhabitants of Chuil do not have access to health facilities and walk for two days to Lankien to reach health facilities operated by MSF and Oxfam.

24 Oct 2017 description
report Cordaid

$320. When you compare purchasing power globally, that is the average price for a plate of food in South Sudan, according to a calculation of the World Food Program (WFP). Imagine what it would cost a single mother of five to keep her children alive. Then add up a war and a merciless drought and you’ll have an impression of daily reality in South Sudan.

24 Oct 2017 description
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Sudan and South Sudan - version 2
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Technical Annex - version 2

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2017 general budget of the European Union.

AMOUNT: EUR 70 000 000

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

First modification as of 20 June 2017

Sudan

24 Oct 2017 description
report Oxfam

Tim Bierley

From borehole drilling to peacebuilding Oxfam partners in South Sudan are responding to people’s needs in ways that only local organisations could. Tim Bierley reflects on the strengths of Oxfam’s South Sudan partnerships.

23 Oct 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 45 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Marburg in Uganda

  • Monkeypox in Nigeria

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Tanzania.

20 Oct 2017 description

20 October 2017, Juba – As a strategy to strengthen the country’s capacity to prevent, detect, confirm, and rapidly respond to public health risks and save lives, South Sudan conducted a Joint External Evaluation (JEE) for International Health Regulations (2005) from 16-20 October, 2017 at Juba Landmark Hotel. This is in-line with the IHR monitoring and evaluation framework. South Sudan is the 26th country to conduct the JEE process in the WHO Africa Region.

19 Oct 2017 description

Key Messages

  • 1.7 million people are facing emergency food insecurity in the country out of which 45,000 people are facing catastrophe or famine in Unity and Jonglei States.

  • The number of food insecure is expected to rise to 6.0 million during the peak of the lean season.

  • Fall armyworm crop destruction in Greater Central Equatoria and Greater Bahr El Gazal is likely to impact negatively on harvest prospects for the 2017/2018 agricultural season