South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin 7, 31 July 2017
Cholera remains a public health emergency in South Sudan. Cumulatively, 19 742 cholera cases including 355 deaths (Case fatality Rate 1.8 per cent) were reported in 24 counties since June 2016 with 11 counties still having active transmission of the disease.
The incidence of water-borne diseases including AWD and vector borne diseases like malaria has increased as the rainy season sets in. Since January 2017 a total of 1 232 225 malaria cases including 1 087 deaths have been reported in health facilities, with death caused by malaria representing 63.3%.
The Health Cluster in collaboration with WHO conducted OCV campaign training to improve partner’s capacity to respond to the cholera outbreak. The number of trainees was 27 from 13 health partners. The trainees were equipped with knowledge and skills to conduct an effective OCV campaign ensuring high coverage. Also they were tasked to go back and train the teams in the four priority counties.
The Health Cluster through the SAG reviewed 21 concept notes and selected 18 for the SSHF’s 2017 second allocation. Out of the $4.5 million basket for the Health Cluster, $1.6 million was allocated to 9 NNGO, $1.3 million to 6 INGO and $1.6 million to three UN Agencies for core pipeline. The projects are expected to be implemented between August 2017 and January 2018, focussing on 22 priority counties and priority activities like cholera response as defined by the Health Cluster.