Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness Update 13 (25 – 31 March 2019)


Opening of two new FMPs in Ezo County, Nabia Pai and Bangaingai.

Hygiene promotion activities commenced in the newly established Kerwa PoE site reaching a total of 604 (332 female and 272 male) individuals with hygiene promotion and EVD preparedness messaging.

The recommendation to set-up a PoE at Lasu payam was endorsed at the Yei State Task Force meeting and also submitted to the NTF at Juba level. Lasu is a converging point for the South Sudanese returnees and DRC refugees from the DRC-South Sudan Border at Libogo. IOM was given a go-ahead with setting-up a PoE at Lasu by STF.


A total of 17,893 travelers were screened for EVD exposure and symptoms in all ten IOM PoE EVD screening sites bringing the cumulative total of people screened to 209,595 inbound travelers to South Sudan � a 29.2% increase compared to the previous reporting week.

Forty non-EVD fever cases were reported this week, all of which came from Bazi PoE. Of the 40 cases, 12 had normal temperatures after subsequent measurements in the secondary screening areas. The remaining 28 were referred to the nearest health facility for monitoring and follow-up. There were no alert cases in the reporting week.


IOM commenced hygiene promotion activities in the newly established Kerwa PoE site, increasing the active hygiene promotion sites to 12 (Yei SSRRC, Pure, Morobo, Khorijo, Kaya, Gimunu, Tokori , Marakonye, Attende and Salia-Musala, Busia (Kor-Kaya),

Kerwa). Hygiene promotion sessions were carried out at schools, markets and water points, reaching approximately 5,446 people (2,985 female and 2,461 male).


Two new FMPs were opened in Ezo County, Nabia Pai and Bangaingai. This brings the total of EVD-related FMPs within South Sudan to 11, with six additional FMPs being operated just across the Ugandan border in cooperation with DTM Uganda as a result of access constraints on the South Sudanese side. More FMPs are expected to open in Yei, Lainya and Kajo Keji Counties over the coming weeks as a result of recent assessments.

All but two FMPs submitted data in time for 24-30 March. Based on available data, 6,747 people were surveyed on arrival to South Sudan. The main reported regions of departure were Koboko in Uganda (40.2% of respondents) and Ituri in the DRC (26.2%), while the main counties of destination within South Sudan were Morobo (66.2%), Kajo Keji (9.7%) and Magwi (7.9%).

83.6% of respondents reported being South Sudanese nationals and a further 11% Ugandan nationals. The remaining 5.4% had other nationalities.

Source: International Organization for Migration