HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH SECTOR
So far, the Health Cluster funding for HRP 2017 remains at 18%. With the continued armed conflict and resultant displacement and diseases, the needs are increasing while the health response is limited. Impaired access to populations in need continue to increase the cost of operations. As the heavy rains continue and security remains unpredictable, the humanitarian health situation can only get worse during the remaining part of the year.
The Health cluster hosted 4 emergency responders meetings where partners discussed emerging contextual and disease trends, gaps and response. Through the ICWG prioritization, the Health Cluster responded with essential life-saving health services in Mvolo, Pading, and Weinchol.
To reduce malaria as well as other vector borne diseases such as lymphatic filariasis and diarrhoeal diseases, the MENTOR Initiative conducted vector control activities including spraying of mosquito breeding sites, indoor residual spraying of shelters and fly control of open defecation sites, latrines and garbage sites in Bentiu and Malakal PoC as well as in Maban. Besides, the organization in partnership with WHO and the MoH conducted mass drug administration (MDA) to prevent onchocerciasis in nine counties of former Western Equatoria State.