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South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin 9, September 2018

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Following the Ebola virus Disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Health Cluster highly involved in coordinating partners working in high-risk areas.

  • Six partners (IOM, CORDAID, CUAMM, SCI, WHO and World Vision South Sudan, AAHI ) are working in 14 screening sites in the Yei River, Torit, Maridi, Jubek, Wau, Tambura and Gbude States.

  • CUAMM, Cordaid, World Vision, IMC and AAH are earmarked to respond in seven isolation facilities located in Yei River, Torit, Maridi, Jubek, Wau, Tambura and Gbude States. Health Link South Sudan is coordinating the Ebola presparedness activities in Jubek State.

  • The Health and Logistics clusters secured funds from the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund Reserve allocation to support case management, infection prevention and control, surveillance and laboratory capacity.

  • Samaritan Purse and Alima are working out modalities to support training of partners on isolation centres and case management.

Key Context Update

  • Following the inter clan conflicts in Juba PoC, a section of the IDPs (about 7 000) has been relocated to Mangateen, consequently International Medical Corps (IMC) has been engaged in setting up basic health care services and started provision of primary health care services since early September. Two health facilities (PHCU and PHCC) are operating 24/7 in Mangateen site.