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.