South Sudan Press Material

WHO and partners reach displaced families with lifesaving supplies and services, in Lainya, the Greater Equatoria Region of South Sudan

13 May 2017

03 - A child being vaccinated against measles in Laniya Juba, 10 May 2017 - Despite intense insecurity, WHO and partners have delivered urgently needed supplies and services  as part of the UN convoy to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Lainya, South Sudan where the situation has deteriorated as a result of the conflict. WHO’s convoy included 20 basic unit kits, 20 basic and supplementary kits (antimalarial drugs), assorted medical drugs, emergency vaccines and Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) supplies, outbreak investigation kits and laboratory transport media. The 52…

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WHO reaching children through accelerated outreach vaccination

28 April 2017

Dr Riek Gai Kok, Honorable Minister of Health briefing the press on AVW.Photo WHO Juba, South Sudan 28 April 2017 – To improve vaccination coverage and reduce the risk of vaccine preventable diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and partners accelerated  outreach vaccination to strengthen and ensure the continuation of  immunization activities across the country.

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South Sudan commemorates World Health Day 2017

07 April 2017

On behalf of Dr Abdulmumini Usman, the WHO Representative to South Sudan, Mr Evans Liyosi reads the address of the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti Juba, 7 April 2017 - Under the theme “Depression. Let's talk”, South Sudan has joined the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s World Health Day in a series of activities which culminated with public lecture on depression, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis on 7th April, 2017 at Juba University.

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WHO supports new initiative to more easily allow people living in South Sudan’s rural communities to access health services

03 April 2017

Beyond Bentiu health service delivery, Kaljak, former Unity State Juba, 3 April 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Republic of South Sudan’s Ministry of Health and partners to roll-out a new approach to community health service delivery called the Boma Health Initiative. Currently, only 40% of people in South Sudan are within reach of health facilities and have consistent access to primary health care services. The Boma Health Initiative seeks to provide sustainable delivery of essential health care and public health programmes at the community…

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WHO’s famine response plan in South Sudan focuses on working with partners to prevent spread of diseases amongst people weakened by food insecurity

31 March 2017

Woman giving PlumpyNut nutritional aid to her children in former Unity State Juba, 30 March 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to scale up its response to reduce preventable deaths and diseases, and provide health services in famine-affected areas of South Sudan. In February 2017, famine was declared in the former Unity State, where 100 000 people face starvation and another 1 million are on the brink of famine.

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South Sudan’s National Health Summit unites Government and partners to revitalize efforts toward building a resilient health system for people facing multiple challenges

31 March 2017

Dr Usman receiving awards from H.E. Gen. Taban Deng Gai, First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan for the vital role played by WHO in supporting the health sector in South Sudan. Photo WHO. Juba, 31 March 2017 - More than 500 participants took major steps to improve people’s health across local, state and national levels at the third National Health Summit for South Sudan, which concluded today. Considering the challenges and opportunities of delivering health in South Sudan, participants sought to establish a clear vision for health in the years ahead.

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Statement by WHO Representative at the 3rd National Health Summit of South Sudan

29 March 2017

I must congratulate the Honorable Minister and all the partners for having the courage to convene this important Health Summit. At the onset I must say what the Summit is and what it is not: It is not a one-off event, but rather the launching of a process to address the myriad of problems facing South Sudan's health sector today. Secondly, it is not a workshop, but a forum for honest discussions to find solutions. I therefore urge all participants…

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WHO joins partners at South Sudan’s National Health Summit to build a resilient health system and attain greater access to health services

27 March 2017

Juba, 27 March 2017— The third National Health Summit for South Sudan opened today with some 500 participants coming together to consider the challenges and opportunities of delivering health in South Sudan, and to establish a clear vision for health in the years ahead.  Organized by the Republic of South Sudan’s Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) is a key organizing partner. The five day event’s theme is “Harnessing Strong Partnerships for a Resilient Health System towards attainment of…

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