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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 government pledges funding for International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) commitments on sexual and reproductive health

While South Sudan is on track to meet some of its commitments, the First Vice President urged line ministries to implement follow-through actions to ensure that the country does not fall behind its ICPD targets

To make a difference in the lives of youth, government funding and multi-sectoral action are required to implement the nation’s commitments to sexual and reproductive health, said First Vice President, Riek Machar. He was speaking at a high-level meeting on commitments made by South Sudan at the Nairobi Summit on…

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    • Some 60 members of South Sudanese armed forces were sensitized on implementing the action plan to end grave violations against children at a two-day workshop facilitated by UNMISS in the country's capital, Juba. Photo by Martin Mariaka/UNMISS
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UNMISS Child Protection trains 60 members of South Sudan’s armed forces on child rights

The main aim of the workshop: To educate participants on the six grave violations against children

When civil war broke out in South Sudan, women and children were some of the worst affected. Education was disrupted for tens of thousands of children as they fled for their lives. Many were separated from their parents and recruited into armed forces and groups themselves. Following the 2018 peace…

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    • UNPOL officers deployed to UNMISS in Warrap recently conducted a refresher training on policing for 12 of their national counterparts in Warrap. The objective is for these officers to trickle down their learning to other colleagues. Photo by Peter Kuol/UNMISS
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United Nations Police (UNPOL) officers conduct two-day refresher training for national policing counterparts in Warrap

The course consisted of interactive sessions on crime scene investigations, report writing, recording statements, preparing cases and familiarization with court procedures

Twelve police officers in Tonj South county, Warrap state, recently improved upon their investigative skills, thanks to a two-day refresher course facilitated by United Nations Police officers deployed here.   The course consisted of interactive sessions on crime scene investigations, report writing, recording statements, preparing cases and familiarization with court…

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    • Youth in Malakal have recently been taught different vocational skills by Indian peacekeepers. Photo: Samuel Adwok/UNMISS
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Indian peacekeepers in Malakal teach youth carpentry, welding, masonry and more

As many people lack the know-how needed to get gainfully employed

Masonry, carpentry, welding, electrical issues: whatever you need a hand with, at least one of the forty Malakal youth trained for ten days by Indian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan is likely to be able to assist you. “What a man can do, a woman…

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    • A day-long community policing workshop facilitated by UNPOL officers in Warrap has gone a long way in building trust between community members and local police, according to the 33 participants who attended. Photo by Peter Kuol/UNMISS
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United Nations Police (UNPOL) builds community policing capacities to bolster safety and security of residents on Tonj south

This method encourages strategic solutions to immediate, underlying conditions that could jeopardize public safety

United Nations Police (UNPOL) officers based in Kuajok, Warrap state, recently held a day-long community policing workshop in Tonj south county for 33 participants drawn from local policing counterparts as well as community members. According to Bol Bol Chol, a South Sudanese police inspector in the county, such workshops go…

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    • UNMISS established a base in Yei at the request of the town's inhabitants, to guard against ongoing violence. © UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein
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New South Sudan Parliament can ‘infuse urgency’ into peace process

The constitution making process - an important peace process benchmark - marks a critical step forward in its own right

South Sudan has made history with the appointment of two women to senior leadership positions within its Transitional National Legislature, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, as he encouraged parties to build on these gains in efforts to overcome significant political and security headwinds.…

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    • Successful Conferences in Angola, Nigeria, South Sudan, and South Africa Demonstrate that Africa is not Closed for Business
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Successful Conferences in Angola, Nigeria, South Sudan, and South Africa Demonstrate that Africa is not Closed for Business

With the first day of the SAOGA-hosted Southern Africa Oil & Gas Exploration conference underway, the African Energy Chamber is reiterating that any discussion on Africa’s energy future must take place in Africa

The Southern African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA), and the Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA) are hosting the Southern Africa Oil & Gas Exploration conference on the 15th & 16th of September in Cape Town, South Africa. SAOGA and PASA’s success in doing this challenges the ongoing anti-African dialogue…

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    • UNMISS recently refurbished a police station in Awiel Jedid, Wau, as part of its Quick Impact Project's programme, ensuring law and order in the area receives a much-needed boost. Photo by Michael Wondi/UNMISS
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UNMISS rehabilitation of police station in Wau brings new hope for citizens

Four existing office spaces were renovated while two additional offices, four detention cells and two latrines were constructed

Awiel Jedid, a suburb in Wau, Western Bahr El Ghazal, was severely affected when civil war erupted in South Sudan. “When conflict broke out, the area became completely deserted. People fled for fear of their lives, leaving behind their homes and belongings,” reveals Sam Muhumure, the Head of the United…