South Sudan News

COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign Kicks Off to Boost Coverage in South Sudan

JUBA, 28 January 2023 – The Ministry of Health, the World Bank, WHO and UNICEF launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign today, following the arrival of 3.9 million vaccine doses into the country. The Vice President for Service Cluster, His Excellency Hussein Abdelbagi Akol launched the campaign and government officials and attendees received required vaccines and booster shots to instill confidence and uptake by the general population.

Reducing the risk of measles spread in South Sudan

In the morning hours of Thursday (19 January), Mr Adut Bullen Kot, brought his 3-year-old son to Yirol West County Hospital in Lakes state for measles vaccination. “I have seen a lot of children in the hospital suffering from measles. Today I brought my son to be vaccinated against measles because we must protect our children from the disease” said Mr Kot.

South Sudan develops the next Health Sector Strategic Plan 2023-2027

2 December 2022, Juba - Strategic and operational planning are important for translating the National Health Policy Vision and Goals into actionable interventions that contributes to transforming the health and wellbeing of the people of South Sudan in line with the National Development Strategy  and sustainable development goals.

South Sudan commemorates International One Health Day

With the theme ‘collaboration for a better health outcome’, South Sudan celebrates International One Health Day to create awareness and enhance better understanding of human, animal and environmental health in strengthening collaboration and coordination for health emergency preparedness and response.

Bob Keegan Polio Eradication Heroes Fund was awarded to Mr Daniel Deng Galuak (Field...

Mr Daniel Deng Galuak, who worked for WHO as a field supervisor in the Polio programme, was shot dead by an unidentified attacker at a health facility in Bieh Internally Displaced Persons camp in the northern Bentiu city in Unity State, South Sudan.

The sad event occurred on 19 September 2022 during a supportive supervision visit to the health facility where he intended to monitor an immunization session and go through health records for possible cases of polio and measles that needed to be investigated and reported to the next level.

WHO field officer killed in South Sudan

Juba, 21 September 2022 – World Health Organization (WHO) expresses its profound shock and sadness at the killing of its polio field surveillance officer in Bentiu city in South Sudan and condemns the violent death.

Daniel Deng Galuak was shot dead by an unidentified attacker at a health facility in Bieh Internally Displaced Persons camp in the northern Bentiu city in Unity State on 19 September 2022. The motive behind the attack is yet to be established.

South Sudan launched Pharmacy Policy and Strategy

South Sudan launched the Pharmaceutical Policy and Strategy.

The 2022 Pharmaceutical Policy and Strategy provides an overall framework for governance, regulation and programming within the health sector which has been lacking since 2006.