The World Health Organization Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, visited South Sudan to open the Public Health Emergency Operations Center in Juba.
The vaccine expert has arrived Juba and the four new WHO consultants were deployed to high risks states of Yambio, Yei, Torit (Nimule) and Wau in response to the re-classification of South Sudan to “very high risk” from “high risk” status.
IOM has finalized the processes of opening two new border screening points at the South Sudan/Uganda border at Korijo IPD Camp and Pure. While Korijo is an informal border crossing point with an estimated population of 40,294, Pure is a formal border crossing with about 50 persons per day crossing the border posts.
Two Ebola alerts were reported in Nimule, although they did not meet case definition, samples were collected to test the sample collection and delivery techniques from Torit state.
WHO have deployed Incident Manager at National level to provide leadership for National Taskforce. WHO had established field office in Yei River state and deployed for experts to strengthen preparedness activities.