South Sudan

South Sudan Emergency Situation Report #43, 5 December 2014

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  • More than 3.4 milion children under-5 years were vacinated against polio during the National Immunisation Days (NID) in November, surpasing the 3.2 milion target. Meanwhile, the final round of NIDs for 2014 tok place from 2 to 5 December.

  • The first round of a polio immunisation campaign targeting children under-15 years in the thre conflict-afected states of Jonglei, Unity and Uper Nile began on 5 December.

  • Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala-azar) cases and deaths increased to 6,936 and 196 (CFR 2.8%) respectively during the reporting period. Partners have steped up the response, increasing treatment sites from 15 to the curent 17.

  • At least 1,283 deaths have ben reported at IDP camps since the crisis began. Most of the deaths reported in the PoCs in wek 47 and 48 were related to HIV/AIDS and TB, reflecting the ned to strengthen interventions.