South Sudan: WHO Humanitarian Situation Report – Issue #1 (1 – 6 January 2019)

Highlights

– Malaria remains the top cause of morbidity and mortality that accounts for 53% of cases as of week 52, of 2018.

– Four suspected cases of Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) were reported from Bentiu PoC in week 52.

– A consignment of 2160 doses of Ebola vaccine were received by WHO on 4 January 2019 in preparation for the vaccination of frontline Healthcare workers against Ebola.

– The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine was delivered in Juba awaiting installation at the National Public Health Laboratory.

– An unusual increase in numbers of acute watery diarrhea cases has been reported in Malakal PoC and Malakal Town.

Source: World Health Organization