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  • South Sudan Marks World Blood Donor Day 2017 Under the Theme: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often Juba, 14 June 2017 – South Sudan on 14 June 2017 joined the rest of the world in marking the World Blood Donor Day under the theme: “What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often” to emphasize the significance of voluntary and regular blood donation and maintain adequate supplies and achieve a national self-sufficiency of blood; strengthen the emergency preparedness of health services in the community by donating blood and thank individuals who donate blood regularly and encourage…
  • WHO strengthens surveillance, alert and response using an innovative electronic system in South Sudan Juba, 8 June 2017 - In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) has rolled out an electronic surveillance system called Early Warning, Alert and Response System (EWARS) to enhance the collection, management and analysis of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) data.
  • Statement regarding findings of joint investigation of 15 deaths of children in Nachodokopele village, Kapoeta East County in South Sudan 1 June 2017 | An investigation into the cause of the death of 15 children in rural and remote Nachodokopele village, Kauto County in South Sudan by the National Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) Committee, supported by WHO and UNICEF Vaccine safety experts has concluded that severe sepsis / toxicity resulting from the administration of a contaminated vaccine caused the event.  Ministry of Health, WHO and UNICEF express our deep regret and sadness at the passing of the children. This tragic event…
  • Japan and WHO to establish the first Public Health Emergency Operations Centre in Juba, South Sudan 24 May 2017, Juba, South Sudan – The Government of Japan and the World Health Organization (WHO) are to establish the first Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) in Juba.  The USD 0.45 million project that comprises PHEOC’s infrastructure and equipment comes on top of Japan’s multi-year contribution to scaling up of blood transfusion services. The objective of establishing the PHEOC is to strengthen preparedness and response capacities for public health emergencies in line with the International Health Regulations of…
  • WHO and partners reach displaced families with lifesaving supplies and services, in Lainya, the Greater Equatoria Region of South Sudan 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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