South Sudan

South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin 10, 31 October 2017

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HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH SECTOR

  • The mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) community in South Sudan successfully observed the World Mental Health Day in Juba, Bentiu, Malakal, and Wau. Various events and activities highlighting MHPSS issues in the country were organized by the national coordination and local working groups. The celebration aimed to increase awareness on mental health issues such as depression and suicide prevention and fighting the stigma experienced by people accessing mental health services.

  • To mitigate the risk of cross boarder spread of the confirmed Marburg outbreak in Kween district Eastern Uganda, WHO is working with MOH and partners to strengthen preparedness and readiness capacities for case definition, investigation and response in addition increasing public awareness.

  • To fill the critical gap in medical supplies, Christina Mission Aid delivered medicines and health supplies and distributed to five PHCCs and 13 PHCUs in Fangak County. The drugs will combat the high cases of infectious diseases that have been reported in the health facilities.

  • IOM completed rollout of comprehensive access to HIV/AIDS counselling, testing, and treatment services at the Bentiu, Malakal and Wau protection of civilian (PoC) sites, benefiting an estimated population of 171 000 people, as well as the host community.