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17 Oct 2019 description
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  • Sudan hosts the largest South Sudanese refugee population in the region, with an estimated 8600,000 reported in the country as of 30 September 2019.

  • Cholera outbreak continues, with 288 cases— including eight deaths—reported in Blue Nile and Sennar states as of 15 October 2019.

  • Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaign launched in Blue Nile and Sennar states, targeting 1.6 million people in high risk areas.

15 Oct 2019 description

On 8 September, Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) notified WHO about a cholera outbreak in four localities in the Blue Nile State (BNS), south-eastern Sudan, bordering Ethiopia and South Sudan. The first case was detected on 28 of August 2019.

13 Oct 2019 description
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Highlights
- On 11 October, the Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaign was launched in Blue Nile and Sennar states, targeting 1.6 million people in high risk areas.
- Humanitarian partners have developed a cholera readiness and response plan and are seeking US$ 20.3 million for the next three months.
- Number of suspected cholera cases continues to rise, with 273 cases—including eight deaths—reported in Blue Nile and Sennar states as of 11 October 2019.
- Forecasts estimate up to 13,200 cholera cases in the next 6 months in high risk states of Sudan.

11 Oct 2019 description

Attributable to the Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan, WHO and UNICEF

KHARTOUM, 11 October 2019 - “Sudan has launched an oral cholera vaccination campaign in response to the ongoing outbreak of cholera. More than 1.6 million people aged one year and above in the Blue Nile and Sinnar states will be vaccinated over the coming five days.

“The announcement of the Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan on the cholera outbreak last month allowed national and state authorities, and health partners, to act quickly and respond to the outbreak.

09 Oct 2019 description

On 8 September, Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) notified WHO about a cholera outbreak in four localities in the Blue Nile State (BNS), south-eastern Sudan, bordering Ethiopia and South Sudan. The first case was detected on 28 of August 2019.

08 Oct 2019 description

8 October 2019, Khartoum, Sudan -- Ahead of the launch of the oral cholera vaccination campaign this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) is training the health care providers, vaccinators and health volunteers who will be on the ground vaccinating at least 1.6 million people in the states of Blue Nile and Sinnar.

More than 280 trainers from WHO and the Federal Ministry of Health are working with 3,560 vaccinators, more than 2,240 social mobilizers, and almost 70 independent monitors who will be deployed to the two affected states as part of the campaign.

08 Oct 2019 description
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KHARTOUM, 7 October 2019 – UNICEF chartered a plane carrying 1.6 million doses of Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV) to Khartoum yesterday. The vaccines arrived to Sudan at a critical time as cholera cases continue to be reported. According to the Federal Ministry of Health, since the beginning of the outbreak on 8 September, eight deaths were reported in the Blue Nile and Sennar states.

06 Oct 2019 description

Humanitarian partners in Sudan have launched a three-month cholera response plan to urgently address the current outbreak that has killed eight and affected at least 231 people so far in the Blue Nile and Sennar states. Without immediate action the UN estimates over 13,000 cholera cases could result in the next 6 months in eight high-risk states in Sudan (Blue Nile, Sennar, Gezira, Khartoum, Gadaref, White Nile, Kassala, and River Nile).

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06 Oct 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Central Committee for Medical Laboratories recorded 19,287 cases of malaria in North Darfur between August 25 and September 25. In a report on Wednesday, it called for rapid government intervention, calling on international and regional organisations, activists and entrepreneurs to work together to deal with the humanitarian disaster in North Darfur.

The Sudanese Doctors Central Committee reported 382 cases of malaria in El Fasher in September. 281 people were treated at hospitals in the city because of malaria, four patients died.

06 Oct 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

A man and more than 20 head of cattle died in Arbaat in Red Sea state on Thursday and Friday of an “unknown fever”.

So far, three people and 420 cows have died of the unknown disease that hit the area of Arbaat, north of Port Sudan, over the past weeks, medical doctor Ahmed Dereir told Radio Dabanga on Friday.

05 Oct 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Central Committee for Medical Laboratories recorded 19,287 cases of malaria in North Darfur between August 25 and September 25. In a report on Wednesday, it called for rapid government intervention, calling on international and regional organisations, activists and entrepreneurs to work together to deal with the humanitarian disaster in North Darfur.

The Sudanese Doctors Central Committee reported 382 cases of malaria in El Fasher in September. 281 people were treated at hospitals in the city because of malaria, four patients died.

03 Oct 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

On Tuesday, cholera isolation centres in Sudan’s Sennar state recorded seven new cases.

A report by the Sudanese Ministry of Health recorded five cases in Abu Hajjar locality and two cases of watery diarrhoea. No new cases were recorded in Blue Nile.

This brings the official total of cases to 226 since 28 August.

In Arbaat district in Red Sea state, an as yet unidentified disease has killed hundreds of cattle over the past weeks.

03 Oct 2019 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners have developed a cholera readiness and response plan and are seeking US$ 20.3 million for the next three months.

  • Number of suspected cholera cases continues to rise, with 226 cases—including eight deaths— reported in Blue Nile and Sennar states as of 30 September 2019.

  • Federal Ministry of Health has requested Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) to target 1.6 million people in high risk areas of Blue Nile and Sennar states.

02 Oct 2019 description

01 October 2019 – The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) in Sudan announced a cholera outbreak on 9 September 2019 in the state of the Blue Nile that was followed by cholera cases reported from the state of Sinnar as well. Since the announcement a total of 215 suspected cases of cholera were reported including 8 deaths, which is equivalent to a case fatality rate (CFR) of 3.72% in the two states.

01 Oct 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

According to a report by the Sudan Health Ministry on Saturday, a total of 215 cholera cases have been recorded in Blue Nile and Sennar states since August 28 to date, including 13 new cases on Friday and Saturday.

A report presented by the technical committee charged with combating the spread of the cholera epidemic, in the presence of Minister Dr Akram El Tom, reported the registration of five new cases in the Blue Nile yesterday.

30 Sep 2019 description

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Cholera outbreak in Sudan

On the 9th of September the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) of Sudan announced a cholera outbreak in the Blue Nile state and soon the outbreak spread to Sinner state. Till 18th September a total of 124 suspected cholera cases, with 7 related deaths (CFR 5.65%) were reported.

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