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South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin 6, June 2018

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Cumulative analysis for the year 2018

  • Improving Health Access and Scaling up Responsiveness Eighteen mobile teams were deployed in hard to reach areas to conduce RRM/ICRM activities. 8,863 normal deliveries attended by skilled health workers.

  • Emergency WASH in Health Facilities in Conflict Affected Locations 480 health workers trained on disease surveillance and outbreak response. 142 health workers trained on integrated health (WASH and Nutrition) response. 329 health facilities with functional incinerators.

  • Quality Essential Clinical Health Services One hundred and five health workers are trained on clinical management of rape. 173 sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) survivors referred to health facilities.

  • Improving Resilience- Mental Health Response Two hundred and fifty two health workers trained on Mental health and psychosocial support (MPHSS) in conflict affected areas.

Key Context Update

  • The Ministry of Health to implement the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) contingency plan and enhance readiness capacities to respond to potential importation of Ebola Virus Diseases cases, screening of international travellers at the Juba International Airport (JIA) is ongoing. Progress has also been registered in setting up an EVD treatment facility for case management in case of a confirmed outbreak.

  • In June 2018, an influx of over 15 000 IDPs have been reported from Duk.

  • To attain Universal Health Coverage and address the inequity amid instability in some parts of the country, the Ministry of Health held a one day high-level advocacy meeting with women parliamentarians one of the events to mark the World Health Day under the theme ‘Universal Health Coverage: everyone everywhere’.

  • South Sudan joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Blood Donor day on 14 June under the theme ‘Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life’. The country has made progress in building capacity and increasing acceptance of voluntary unpaid blood donation. Although this has improved availability of safe blood, the demand for blood still far exceeds the supply countrywide. To demonstrate the commitment of the people of South Sudan through voluntary unpaid donations, more than 86 units of blood were collected in Juba on World Blood Donor Day alone.