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South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin 7, July 2018

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Cumulative analysis for the year 2018

  • Improving Health Access and Scaling up Responsiveness 17 mobile teams were deployed in hard to reach areas to conduce RRM/ICRM activities. 12 087 normal deliveries attended by skilled health personnel.

  • Emergency WASH in Health Facilities in Conflict Affected Locations 710 health workers trained on disease surveillance and outbreak response. 142 health workers trained on integrated health, WASH and Nutrition response. 331 health facilities have functional medical waste incinerators.

  • Quality Essential Clinical Health Services 125 health workers trained on clinical management of rape. 184 sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) survivors referred to health facilities.

  • Improving Resilience- Mental Health Response 397 health workers trained on mental health and psychosocial support (MPHSS) in conflict affected areas.

Key Context Update

  • An inter cluster assessment for IDPs displaced from Wathalelo village due to skirmishes between SPLA & armed forces was conducted in Umbili & Barwol villages in Jur River county in Wau on 11th July 2018.

  • South Sudan received the consignment of 96 285 doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) from the International Coordinating Group (ICG) to mitigate the risk of cholera outbreaks in cholera transmission hotspots especially during the rainy season. In addition a total of 352 000 doses of OCV was received from Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) for pre-emptive OCV campaigns in several locations in Panyijiar; Lankien; Yirol East & Yirol West; and Torit.

  • The Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC), constructed by WHO with support from the Government of Japan was finally opened and hosting the weekly Emergency, Preparedness and Response (EP&R) meetings.

  • On 23 July 2018, over 100 people in Maban (Bunj) protested against UN/INGO Offices in Maban for alleged unfair hiring practices which later turned violent where rioters attacked, looted and burned UN/INGO Offices and assets.

  • The health cluster heavily involved in the South Sudan preparedness activities for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Currently, the cluster is reviewing the EVD contingency plan with partners.