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South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin 4, April 2018

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  • Improving Health Access and Scaling up Responsiveness Four mobile teams deployed in hard to reach areas by IOM 1 969 assisted deliveries by skilled health workers

  • Emergency WASH in Health Facilities in Conflict Affected Locations 40 health workers trained on disease surveillance 27 on WASH and Nutrition response 154 health facilities with functional incinerators

  • Quality Essential Clinical Health Services One health worker trained on clinical management of rape 32 sexual and gender based violence survivors referred to health facilities

  • Improving Resilience- Mental Health Response 28 health workers trained on Mental health and psychosocial support (MPHSS)

Key Context Update

  • In April 2018, an influx of over 15 000 IDPs reported from Nyergeny, Lekwangule payam of Pibor County.

  • UNIDO evacuated essential staffs to Bentiu due to the figting in Koch town.

  • The second round of National Immunization Days targeting 3.4 million children under five with Vitamin A and Albendazole countrywide commenced on 10 April 2018 and is ongoing in all states. So far data received from 5 states indicates that 1,316,964 (40%) children have been vaccinated.

  • A consignment of 113 800 doses of Oral Cholera vaccines requested from the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) were received in the country to complete the scheduled campaigns.

  • WHO and Health cluster secured sufficient quantities of anti-rabies vaccine to support the response to the suspected rabies outbreak following increased dog bites in Bentiu, Malaka and Aweil.

  • A joint cross-border multi-sectoral disease surveillance meeting conducted in Nimule, South Sudan from 24-26 April, 2018 to strengthen implementation of cross boarder disease surveillance and outbreak response in the region.

  • The African Vaccination week was celebrated under the theme ‘Vaccines work: Do your part!’. During the week-long event various activities that included provision of routine immunization services, health talks, distributed of Long Lasting Insecticide treated bed nets implemented.