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World Health Organization field officer killed in South Sudan

Daniel Deng Galuak was shot dead by an unidentified attacker at a health facility in Bieh Internally Displaced Persons camp in the northern Bentiu city in Unity State on 19 September 2022

World Health Organization (WHO) expresses its profound shock and sadness at the killing of its polio field surveillance officer in Bentiu city in South Sudan and condemns the violent death. Daniel Deng Galuak was shot dead by an unidentified attacker at a health facility in Bieh Internally Displaced Persons camp…

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South Sudan launched Pharmacy Policy and Strategy

The Pharmacy Strategy is a 5 -year plan that is aligned with the Health Sector Strategic Plan

South Sudan launched the Pharmaceutical Policy and Strategy. The 2022 Pharmaceutical Policy and Strategy provides an overall framework for governance, regulation and programming within the health sector which has been lacking since 2006. The Pharmaceutical Policy and Strategy was developed by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World…

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    • World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank bolstered disease surveillance and response in South Sudan
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World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank bolstered disease surveillance and response in South Sudan

South Sudan is experiencing multiple diseases outbreaks and floods, thus, increase the risk of transmission of infectious diseases and other health conditions such as severe malnutrition

Over 200 healthcare workers have been trained with the aim to improve real-time detection and prompt response to disease outbreaks and other health emergencies. With support from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health have trained healthcare workers on the use of Early Warning, Alert and Response System…

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Enhancing active acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in South Sudan

The implementation of AVADAR improved community involvement and ownership of AFP surveillance activities and the widespread of these informants increases the sensitivity of the system

Akol Kuol Magiir is one of the community champion informants in Kuac South Payam, Gogrial West County of Warrap State. Mr Magiir since his involvement as a community informant for Auto-Visual AFP Detection and Reporting (AVADAR) has sent in a countless number of alerts of suspected Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP)…

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    • WHO’s Dr Abraham Abenego administering oral cholera vaccine
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South Sudan: With support from WHO over 200 000 people receive cholera vaccine in flooded hotspot areas to mitigate the risk of cholera outbreaks

The Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), IOM, UNICEF, and other partners conducted a pre-emptive oral cholera vaccination campaign in the high- risk floods affected locations

Kai Koang, at the crack of dawn on a Tuesday morning, armed with his loud megaphone tightly held to his mouth and moving from house-to-house stormed site D of the highly populated Bentiu internally displaced persons (IDP) camp passing on good news – on the commencement of the oral cholera…

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WHO South Sudan conducts a consultation meeting with the Ministry of Health to review the draft 2022-2023 biennium plan

This consultation meeting provides an opportunity to reflect on how WHO and the Ministry of Health can work together more effectively to improve the health outcomes of the people in South Sudan

The World Health Organization (WHO) South Sudan Country Office held a consultative meeting with the senior management of the Ministry of Health on 6 November 2021. The aim of the meeting was to align WHO workplans for 2022-2023 biennium with country priorities.  WHO plans in two-year cycles (biennium) with the…

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South Sudan: Ministry of Health with support from WHO strengthens Ebola Virus Disease preparedness and response readiness in the high-risk counties of Morobo and Yei River, Central Equatoria state

WHO has started developing a response plan and mobilizing resources to ensure that required preparedness and readiness priority activities are implemented

To strengthen the capacities to detect, investigate and respond to suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), WHO supported the Ministry of Health to deploy a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, clinicians and infection prevention and control (IPC) officers, and risk communication experts to Morobo and Yei River counties of Central Equatoria State…

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    • Technical Officers in the National Public Health Laboratory trained on yellow fever laboratory testing and confirmation
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Strengthening yellow fever laboratory testing capacities in South Sudan

South Sudan lies in the yellow fever belt and has reported 187 cases including 27 deaths reported in three separate outbreaks in 2003, 2018, and 2020

A team of technical officers in the National Public Health Laboratory have been trained over the last week, aiming at building their capacity to contribute to controlling yellow fever outbreaks. South Sudan lies in the yellow fever belt and has reported 187 cases including 27 deaths reported in three separate…

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Improving Public Health Surveillance and Response in South Sudan

The South Sudan Ministry of Health, with support from WHO and partners has since 2006 invested in the implementation of integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) strategy to control and prevent priority diseases

Timely information and appropriate response are vital for preventing and effective control of public health events, outbreaks, and pandemics. As a core requirement of the international health regulations (IHR (2005), countries continue to invest in building and maintaining robust surveillance systems to enable timely detection and public health response for…

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    • Dr Fabian Ndenzako, the WHO Representative a.i. for South Sudan during the handover ceremony at Juba International Airport
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WHO and the Government of Japan establish a port health facility at Juba International Airport to enhance public health security in South Sudan

Maintain capacities at points of entry to mitigate the risk of cross-border disease spread and preserve international public health security

To improve capacity for coordination and communication to mitigate the risk of cross-border spread of disease and other public health threats, WHO with support from the Government of Japan has established and handed over a port health facility at the Juba International Airport to the Ministry of Health in South…