South Sudan Press Material

WHO health worker killed in an attack on passenger vehicle in Juba County, former Central Equatoria State, South Sudan

30 December 2016

Juba, 21 December 2016 – An armed man attacked a passenger vehicle on a main road outside Juba, on Tuesday, 21 December 2016, killing Mr James Leke Kuji, a World Health Organization (WHO) health worker on the spot.

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Experts and Partners strategize to ensure that children are routinely immunized in South Sudan

02 December 2016

Experts and Partners strategize to ensure that children are routinely immunized in South Sudan Juba, 02 December 2016 – Partners and Experts involved in routine immunization services gathered in Juba for a 4- day working session to review the 2016 Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) work plan and finalize plans for 2017 GAVI grant taking into considerations setbacks of July crisis and determining real and practical situations to get the country back on track in order to achieve the goal of ensuring every child is immunized.

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WHO leads strengthening of medicines supply chain management system in South Sudan

27 November 2016

Dr Sophie Anne Laroche makes a presentation of the roadmap to streamline the supply chain management of essential medicines November 2016 - With the aim to improve access to safe essential medicines, WHO carried out an in-depth assessment and mapping of the country’s procurement and supply management system as well as the mechanisms for medicines procurement and distribution in public and private sectors.

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WHO scales up mental health and psychosocial support in South Sudan

27 November 2016

WHO November 2016 - As part of its  priority areas to scale up the country’s mental health and psychosocial care as well as coordinate existing efforts for better mental healthcare and psychosocial support   for South Sudanese, WHO engaged in an extensive consultation with national and international partners to identify needs and priorities to protect and improve people's mental health and psychosocial well-being.

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Health partners to go ahead of the cholera response to prevent future outbreaks in South Sudan

24 November 2016

Participants posing for a group photo 24 November 2016, Juba, South Sudan – Cholera continues to be a public health threat to children, young adults, and other vulnerable groups in South Sudan. The recurrent outbreaks since 2013 demonstrate the continued vulnerability of the population to the disease, which is preventable and treatable. Since 21 July 2016, more than 3 100 cholera cases and 44 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate of 1.4%.

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WHO and partners immunized over 155 000 migrant children through special vaccination posts in South Sudan

23 November 2016

A child getting vaccine in the special vaccination post in Unity November 2016 - In response to the poliomyelitis outbreak associated with type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) and ambiguous vaccine derived polio virus (aVDPVs)  identified in Unity state,  the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with Ministry of Health and partners immunized over 155 000 migrant children under the age of 15 through special vaccination posts. Type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) and ambiguous vaccine derived polio virus (aVDPVs) was being detected in September 2014 and April 2015 respectively.

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Amidst insecurity, WHO and partners have reached an estimated 1.1 million South Sudanese children with oral polio vaccines

18 November 2016

Children receive polio vaccination drops during a house-to-house vaccination campaign in Awiel, South Sudan 18 November 2016, Juba, South Sudan – Despite the ongoing violence sweeping much of the country, the third round of the National Immunization Days of 2016 campaign is being implemented across South Sudan to ensure the continuation of immunization activities targeting more than 3.5 million children aged 0 – 59 months.

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WHO delivers lifesaving medicines and supplies to displaced people in Yei River State, South Sudan

16 November 2016

WHO’s urgent medical and other supplies being prepared for road dispatch November 2016 - The World Health Organization (WHO) delivered lifesaving supplies to assist thousands of women and children in Yei River State, one of South Sudan’s states most affected by conflict. The lifesaving health supplies will benefit more than 30 000 people living in areas affected by conflict in parts of Logo and Kirkwa in Yei River State for the next three months. The supplies include 20 basic unit kits, 10 basic antimalarial kits, five supplementary antimalarial kits, one Diarrhea…

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