South Sudan

South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak Situation Report #1, 19 May 2014

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• Juba has witnessed a Cholera outbreak declared by the Ministry of Health on 15th of May. Overall, a cumulative of 1381 cholera cases including 5 deaths have been reported since the onset of the outbreak on 25 April 2014. The majority of the reported cases (81) have been treated in the Juba Teaching Hospital Cholera Treatment Centre.

• The Cholera Preparedness and Response Plan is being implemented, having been activated in both Juba and field offices. UNICEF, supporting the Ministry of Health, along with WHO and NGO partners, has conducted cholera vaccination campaigns in Mingkaman, Bor, Tomping and Juba 3 in an effort to prevent a possible cholera outbreak among the displaced communities.

• UNICEF has trained 316 community leaders, volunteers and health workers in Juba since 18 May, with a further ‘rolling training’ carried out to train more than 1,000 teachers, community leaders, health workers by 25 May.

• As immediate response, the National Cholera Task Force is mobilised, with UNICEF leading 2 of the 3 Working Groups (WASH and Social Mobilization and Health Education), while WHO is leading the Case Management and Surveillance.

• UNICEF is coordinating activities with partners, reinforcing Cholera prevention, prepositioning diarrheal disease kits in PoC sites and major population centres, and is implementing a multi-sectorial plan of action

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

138
Suspected cholera cases in Juba

06
Laboratory confirmed cases

05
No. of cumulative health facility deaths

316
No. of volunteers, health workers and community leaders trained on cholera prevention and treatment by UNICEF team since outbreak began

Over 161,000
People who have been fully vaccinated against cholera with 2 doses in IDP camps

USD 10 MILLION
Funding requirements by UNICEF

SITUATION OVERVIEW:

Juba has witnessed a Cholera outbreak declared by the Ministry of Health on 15th of May. Overall, a cumulative of 138 cholera cases including 5 deaths have been reported since the onset of the outbreak on 25 April 2014. The majority of the reported cases 81 have been treated in the Juba Teaching Hospital Cholera Treatment Centre. Prior to the outbreak, UNICEF, supporting the Ministry of Health, along with WHO and NGO partners, conducted cholera vaccination campaigns in Mingkaman, Bor, Tomping and Juba 3 in an effort to prevent a possible cholera outbreak amongst the displaced communities.