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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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    • Donning and doffing of personal protective equipment during the Tabletop exercise
    • Tabletop simulation exercise being condcuted in Yei and Morobo counties
    • Particpiants testing their emergency plan
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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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    • A pool of national master trainers trained on the updated IDSR third edition technical guidelines
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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…

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    • South Sudan has begun producing oxygen following the successful installation of the country’s first oxygen plant at Juba Teaching Hospital
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South Sudan: Country’s First Oxygen Plant Comes on Stream at Juba Hospital to Help fight COVID-19

The oxygen plant was procured as part of measures to support the country’s ongoing COVID-19 response with a grant from the African Development Bank Group’s concessional lending arm

South Sudan has begun producing oxygen following the successful installation of the country’s first oxygen plant at Juba Teaching Hospital, set up with funding from the African Development Fund. The oxygen plant was procured as part of measures to support the country’s ongoing COVID-19 response with a grant from the…

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Ministry of Health in Collaboration with WHO convenes Health Sector Leadership and Governance Conference to improve capacities for effective health governance and leadership

This was the first leadership and governance conference conducted after the formation of the transitional government of national unity in the Republic of South Sudan in 2020

To strengthen governance and leadership capacities at both national and subnational levels towards a more effective and efficient health system, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), with funding from Gavi, the Vaccines Alliance, Government of Canada and European Union and convened a health sector…

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WHO to expand support in strengthening the delivery of primary health care and essential health services through Canadian grant

The project focuses on an equity-oriented, gender responsive and human rights-based approach, to reach more disadvantaged populations who are at risk of being left behind

As part of its efforts to ensure the delivery and utilization of stronger and more resilient primary health care and essential health services during the COVID-19 response and recovery, the World Health Organization (WHO) with support from the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development…

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    • Vaccination campaigns against yellow fever in three Counties of Central Equatoria State
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Over 56 000 individuals vaccinated against Yellow Fever in Morobo, Lainya and Yei River Counties of Central Equatoria State, South Sudan

The pre-emptive yellow fever vaccination is part of the global strategy to Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics by 2026

The Ministry of Health with support from Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) partners including WHO, GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and other health implementing partners have completed a pre-emptive yellow fever vaccination campaign. The campaign targeting 57 443 individuals, aged 9 months to 60 years, was conducted in Morobo, Lainya…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: COVID-19 vaccination kicks-off in South Sudan

South Sudan aims at vaccinating 40 per cent of its population against COVID-19

South Sudan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive kicked off today with health workers getting their first dose of the Astra Zeneca vaccine at Juba Teaching Hospital. The first person in the country to be vaccinated against the virus was the Hon. Minister of Health Elizabeth Achuei. In the coming weeks and months,…