South Sudan

South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin #8, 1- 31 August 2019

Situation Report
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  • Improving Health Access and Scaling up Responsiveness:

  • Prevent, detect and respond to epidemic prone disease outbreaks:

In August 2019, 79% epidemic prone disease alerts were verified and responded to within 48 hours.

41,275 new malaria cases were reported among children under 5 years old with a case fatality rate of 3.80%.

A total of 1,638 children (6 months to 15 years) were vaccinated against measles.

  • Quality Essential Clinical Health Services

1,472 normal deliveries were attended by skilled birth attendants.

379 new Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) children with medical complications were treated in stabilization centres.

Out of the 230 facilities that provides clinical management of rape (CMR), including post-exposure prophylaxis and emergency contraception, and referral only three facilities reported in August 2019.

  • Improving Resilience- Mental Health Response:

    89 beneficiaries received Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MPHSS) in conflict affected areas.

Out of the 229 facilities that provides MHPSS outpatient management of common mental disorders and referral to support mechanisms only five facilities reported this month.