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Delivering over 50 metric tons of medical supplies to the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan

Due to the limited access and operational capacity in Sudan, the WHO Country Office in Sudan collaborated with WHO South Sudan office to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian commodities

The ongoing crisis in Sudan has significantly impeded the ability of the WHO office in Sudan to access and deliver essential emergency medical supplies to the regions of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains. Due to the limited access and operational capacity in Sudan, the WHO Country Office in Sudan…

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Vaccinating 3.1 million Children to control polio outbreak in South Sudan

The novel oral polio vaccine type 2 has been designed to provide safe and reliable protection against poliovirus and is genetically more stable than the previous oral polio vaccine types

Today, South Sudan launched a nationwide polio campaign aiming at vaccinating 3.1 million children using the novel oral polio vaccine type 2. The novel oral polio vaccine type 2 has been designed to provide safe and reliable protection against poliovirus and is genetically more stable than the previous oral polio…

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South Sudan Launches Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign to halt outbreak in Western Equatoria State

Yellow fever, an acute viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, poses a significant public health threat

In response to the confirmed outbreak of yellow fever on 24 December 2023, with two laboratory-confirmed cases identified in Western Equatoria State, the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and other partners, has initiated a reactive Yellow Fever vaccination campaign as part of preventive…

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Sustaining the fight against neglected tropical disease in South Sudan

Neglected tropical diseases are a set of 20 diseases or disease groups that occur predominantly in tropical and subtropical areas

In South Sudan, 19 of the 20 neglected tropical diseases are endemic, posing a huge health threat. More than 12 million people are at risk of infection from these diseases that can cause severe pain, disabilities and deformities among other devastating impacts. The country, with support from the World Health…

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Emergency health services offer relief to South Sudanese returnees

WHO has been working with the Ministry of Health, State Ministry and the County Health department

Aboja Malual Chol lives in a transit centre for South Sudanese returnees who have fled the conflict in neighbouring Sudan. Living conditions in the centre near Palouch airport in Melut County in northern South Sudan are tough for its 6000 residents who are awaiting to travel to other parts of…

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World Health Organization (WHO) handed over the first-ever medical waste management to South Sudan’s Ministry of Health

Managing medical waste effectively is paramount in preventing environmental and public health risks

To manage infectious and hazardous waste, WHO built a state-of-the-art medical waste management facility with a cutting-edge temperature incinerator at Juba Teaching Hospital to prioritize collecting, transporting, and treating infectious waste and sharps. Managing medical waste effectively is paramount in preventing environmental and public health risks. Hazardous waste is a…

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World Health Organization (WHO) South Sudan concluded the first-ever high-level consultative 2022-2023 biennium plan review with the Ministry of Health

Participants of the meeting recommended institutionalization of the Ministry of Health/WHO quarterly meetings

The World Health Organization (WHO) South Sudan Country Office conducted a consultative meeting with the senior management of the Ministry of Health to review the progress made in the implementation of the 2022/2023 biennium plan. The meeting from 18 to 19 July 2023 aimed to review the progress in implementing…

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Health needs heighten as Sudan conflicts displaces millions of people

The health crisis has reached gravely serious levels as more than two-thirds of hospitals remain out of service amid increasing reports of attacks on health facilities

The conflict in Sudan that has forced 3.4 million people to flee for safety within the country and across its borders is rapidly intensifying health threats, with cases of infectious diseases and other afflictions reported among the displaced population who have sought refuge in hard-to-reach locations with limited health services.…

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The brave healthcare workers of World Health Organization (WHO) are fearlessly delivering medical aid to those in need in hard-to-reach areas of South Sudan

Chuong and his team endured an arduous journey through unforgiving terrain, driven by their unwavering commitment to healthcare

Healthcare workers in South Sudan face immense challenges in providing healthcare services to people living in hard-to-reach areas. Gabriel Chuang, a WHO staff, and his colleagues embarked on a grueling 20-hour walk through challenging terrain to investigate a disease outbreak in the remote village of Dajo, located in Longochuk County…

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Combatting disease threats among people fleeing the Sudan conflict

WHO has deployed mobile medical teams comprising clinicians, nurses, and public health officers to help strengthen humanitarian health coordination, disease monitoring, and provision of much-needed health services

Mary Ukuach Deng, 34, recalls the morning when she and her three young children were awoken by a volley of gunfire in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. “I was so scared because of the loud sound of guns that engulfed our neighborhood; we could see soldiers running all over,” Deng says.…