Weekly Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Preparedness for South Sudan Update #32 (13 April 2019)

from World Health Organization
Published on 13 Apr 2019

1. Highlights

  • Proposed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) burial site identified in Jubek State (approximately 33 km North West of Juba city) but is still awaiting formal handover by the State authorities.

  • Since the launching of the Ebola vaccination exercises on 28 January 2019, a total of 1, 855 health care and frontline workers received Ebola vaccination in Yei State River, Gbudue State and Nimule/Torit State. The vaccination exercise completed in Yambio and Yei and is ongoing in Nimule area and will be extended to other high risk areas.

  • So far, 43 EVD alerts received. Of these 24 investigated and met case definitions and tested negative for EVD.

  • IOM has finalised establishment of a new point of entry (PoE) site in Kerwa, Yei River State, bringing the number of screening points/points of entry to 26.

  • South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross prepositioned 4 Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) and Safe and Dignified Burial kits in Maridi and Yei.

  • Assessment for IPC/WASH TWG completed in 91 front line health facilities and reports preparation by partners is ongoing (Number of health facilities per state: 5 in Wau, 15 in Nimule: 25 in Yei, 23 in Yambio and 23 Jubek states).