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18 Nov 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

A health source in Red Sea state reported that nine cases of “acute watery diarrhoea” are being treated in the hospital in Tokar on Wednesday.

The source confirmed to Radio Dabanga that the patients were confined inside Tokar, and said he is concerned about the increasing number of incidents of the disease. “The environment is deteriorating terribly and the health care in the hospital is poor.”

14 Nov 2017 description

Acute Watery Diarrhoea has affected Sudan since August 2016, infecting over 36,000 people and killing over 800. Over the next five weeks, read along as we introduce you to the people living with and fighting against this deadly disease.

This week: Hammad Yousif Ibrahim (42) from Kosti, White Nile State, was treated for life-threatening AWD at WHO's Cholera Treatment Center (CTC) in Kosti.

13 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The number of suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) has been declining for six consecutive weeks with only 50 new cases in the past week, and one related death. The case fatality rate (CFR) has declined from average 30 deaths per week to less than two in the last three to four weeks. Currently, only three states report active case transmissions. The focus in now on updating the current plan to increase the investment on preparedness and prevention while continuing the important ongoing response.

10 Nov 2017 description

Overview

The humanitarian situation in Sudan’s Blue Nile state continues to deteriorate. A combination of ongoing violence, flooding, and poor access to food forced 27,000 people to flee their homes in September. The crisis is also forcing people to take more desperate measures, increasing their risk of danger.

Violence

30 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• AWD cases in Sudan have come down during the past weeks, however, response must continue until no cases are reported for three consecutive weeks nationwide.

• An estimated 185,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in 2017.

• WFP distributed food to 66,200 people in need of assistance in Golo town.

• WHO provided medicine to Golo hospital to cover health needs in the Jebel Marra area for three months.

• More model villages will be built in Darfur in 2018 with funding from Saudi Arabia.

FIGURES 2017

29 Oct 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Two women died and two other people were infected with cholera at Aroma locality of Kassala state last week.

Ahmed Hasan Dirar told Radio Dabanga that one of the cholera patients was transferred to Kassala Hospital in critical condition, while the other patient is still in a temporary isolation centre.

He said that the deaths occurred on Tuesday.

He pointed out that the health staff in the hospital prevented people from approaching the patients for fear of infection.

23 Oct 2017 description
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The European Commission has announced a €106 million humanitarian and development support package to directly assist people in Sudan affected by forced displacement, undernutrition, disease outbreaks and recurrent extreme climatic conditions. Currently, there are an estimated 4.8 million people in Sudan who need urgent assistance. The announcement comes as Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides visits EU humanitarian aid projects in Sudan.

21 Oct 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Sudanese Minister of Health, Bahar Idris Abugarda, announced Sudan to be clear of the acute watery diarrhoea epidemic. His ministry completed all arrangements to declare Sudan free of the disease.

Abugarda said on Wednesday, during a visit to North Darfur, that North Darfur has not seen any cases of diarrhoeal disease “for a month”. A wave of the epidemic, by the Sudanese government referred to as acute watery diarrhoea instead of cholera, has hit parts of the country since late last year.

15 Oct 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 14, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - An Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) outbreak in Sudan has killed 800 people since a year ago, according to the latest update from WHO and the Sudanese ministry of health.

The Sudanese government denies a cholera epidemic and insists that it is an infection spread through contaminated food, drinking water, or person-to-person as a result of poor hygiene.

According to the WHO, the Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of food or water that is contaminated with bacterium Vibrio cholera.

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Flooding causes at least 24 deaths, affects approximately 100,000 people across Sudan

• 2017 HRP receives only 38 percent of requested funding

• An estimated 105,000 people need humanitarian assistance in a newlyaccessible area of Jebel Marra

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF continues to deliver lifesaving integrated interventions in Jebel Marra: In September, 163 severely acutely malnourished (SAM) children in West Jebel Marra were admitted for treatment In addition, UNICEF provided medical treatment for common childhood illnesses to 478 children under five years of age from West, North and Central Jebel Marra through support to community health workers, and provision of measles vaccines to 2,378 children under two years old.

11 Oct 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• UN Country Team welcomes the lifting of US economic sanctions against Sudan.

• In West Darfur, over 13,000 return to their home areas in Sirba and Kulbus localities.

• October harvests will maintain or improve acute food insecurity to Minimal or Stressed levels between October 2017 and January 2018 - FEWS NET.

• AWD cases have reached over 35,000—including 800 related deaths.

FIGURES 2017

No. people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO) - 4.8 million

06 Oct 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

An unidentified disease reportedly claimed the lives of 12 people from camp Otash for the displaced in Nyala, capital of South Darfur during the past week. 65 others were infected, however all but two have reportedly been discharged from hospital.

One of the sheikhs confirmed to Radio Dabanga that two displaced people from Otash camp remain at Nyala Teaching Hospital.

Heath emergency committee

04 Oct 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

In just one week, 16 people died of cholera in Murnei camp in West Darfur. In Red Sea state in eastern Sudan, cholera reportedly re-emerged and claimed the life of a girl.

A sheikh in Murnei camp reported to Radio Dabanga that 70 camp residents have been infected and approximately 28 people have been hospitalised in the isolation ward of the camp. The 16 displaced people died from cholera in the period between Saturday until Sunday.

03 Oct 2017 description

Update on global programmes

A. Introduction