Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness Update 14 (1 – 7 April 2019)

WEEKLY OVERVIEW

Two new FMPs were opened in Birigo (Lainya County) and Lasu (Yei County), allowing improved screening of flows from Uganda and the DRC and bringing the total number of EVD-related FMPs within South Sudan to 13. Six additional FMPs are operated in cooperation with DTM Uganda on the Ugandan side of the border due to access issues on the South Sudanese side.

A new PoE site in Kerwa started screening activities on 3rd April, making the total active PoE screening sites of IOM at 11.

Recently constructed Berigo PoE is now equipped with 2 stances of temporary latrines and 4 mobile handwashing stands.

New POE screening site established in Lasu and screening will commence in the next reporting period.

HE ALTH UPDATES

During the reporting period, 17,780 inbound travelers to South Sudan were screened for EVD exposure and symptoms from the 11 active IOM-supported PoE EVD screening sites. There were 45 travelers detected with non-EVD fever from Bazi, Kaya and Pure PoEs. Out of the 45 non-EVD fever cases, 14 recorded normal temperature after retaking their temperature at the secondary screening sites. The remaining 31, who were all screened in Bazi PoE, were referred and treated for malaria at the nearby Rodoba PHCU.

There were no alert cases reported during the week

WASH UPDATES

During the reporting period, IOM continued hygiene promotion activities in and around the PoE sites (Yei SSRRC screening point, Pure, Morobo, Khorijo, Kaya, Gimunu, Tokori, Marakonye, Attende and Salia-Musala, Busia (Khor-Kaya), Kerwa). Hygiene promotion sessions at schools, markets and water points, reaching approximately 6,873 (3,560 females and 3,313 males).

DTM UPDATES

Fourteen FMPs submitted data for 31 March � 6 April by Sunday 7 April. Out of the remaining five FMPs, Lasu started operations Monday 8 April, four faced logistical, and access challenges that delayed data submission. Based on the available data, 5,093 individuals were surveyed on arrival to South Sudan over the week in question. The main regions of departure were Koboko (51.9% of respondents) and Kampala (6.3%) in Uganda and Haut-Uele (5.9%) in the DRC. 50.1% of respondents reported heading towards destinations within Morobo County, followed by 14.5% heading towards Juba County and 12.6% to Magwi County. 75.7% reported being South Sudanese nationals.

Source: International Organization for Migration