South Sudan Health response and vaccination campaign in progress

12673045413_61cb24f478_nUBA, South Sudan, 12 September 2014 / PRN Africa / — An integrated measles, polio and vitamin A campaign continued in

the conflict affected states. As of 6 September, a total of 116,201

children had been vaccinated against measles and 124,558

against polio. This included the recently completed campaign in

Bentiu/Rubkona town, Unity State and Bor county, Jonglei State,

including the PoCs. Vaccinations in Twic East and Duk counties,

Jonglei State, began during the reporting period. The campaign

also includes deworming and screening for malnutrition, for which

results were being analysed.

With continued concerns about HIV among displaced populations

an HIV/AIDS specialist has been deployed to Bor PoC site and

they will examine ways to ensure continuity of HIV services in Bor

town as well as prevention measures within PoC sites and other

displacement sites.

Cholera continued to decline. As of 7 September, a total of

6,065 cases including 139 deaths (CFR 2.3 per cent ) had been

reported. The number of new cases had significantly declined to

28 new cases this week compared to 825 new cases eight weeks

ago, however there was a cholera alert in Lobonok payam, within

Juba county which is being investigated. Social mobilization,

surveillance, and WASH interventions continued in order to

sustain the gains.

SOURCE Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in South Sudan

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