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South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin #2, April 2021

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Key highlights

Improving Health Access and Scaling up Responsiveness:

  • A total of 484,275 outpatient consultations were conducted to treat common diseases in April 2021.

  • During the same period, 4,638 normal deliveries were attended by skilled birth attendants.

Prevent, detect and respond to epidemic prone disease outbreaks:

  • As of week 17, 2021 IDSR reporting completeness was 81% at health facility level. EWARN reporting timeliness and completeness was 78%. There were 517 alerts were reported.

  • A total of 9,346 children (6 months to 15 years) were vaccinated against measles.

Quality Essential Clinical Health Services

  • Some 100 new Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) children with complications were treated at stabilization centres during the reporting period. A further 205 SAM cases with medical complications were managed while 43 were referred.

  • On average 81 health facilities are reported providing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) services. Around 67 SGBV survivors received clinical management of rape (CMR) services.

Improving Resilience- Mental Health Response:

  • About 716 beneficiaries received Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MPHSS) in conflict affected areas. There were 29 health facilities reported providing MPHSS services in vulnerability settings.