South Sudan

WHO South Sudan Emergency Response Situation report # 23 08– 16 May 2014

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  • The Ministry of Health has declared an outbreak of cholera in Juba, South Sudan.

  • The 1 st round of the oral cholera vaccination campaign ended in Bor Protection of Civilian (PoC) area. A total of 2,862 people were vaccinated.

  • The security situation in Bentiu and other parts of Unity state remains tense as fears of possible attacks are high from both sides area and access is restricted

  • Medical supplies donated to health partners to support health response to the internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Situation update

  • One laboratory confirmed case of cholera and 17 suspected cases have been reported in Juba town. One of the 17 suspected cases tested positive with the Rapid diagnostics test and one death attributed to cholera has since been reported.

  • A consignment of three Trauma kits and five basic units were donated by WHO to health partners in Wau PoC areas, Bor, Bentiu and Malakal to support the treatment of IDPs displaced in the IDP camps.

  • An interagency assessment was conducted in Tonj North County following the reports of attacks in two Bomas in Tonj North County. The team established that 210 households in Marial lou and 140 households in Warrap Town are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance such as medicine and food.

  • Since 15 December 2013, a total of 1,123,259 people have been reached with various medical interventions.