Weekly Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Preparedness for South Sudan Update #32 (13 April 2019)

1. Highlights

Proposed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) burial site identified in Jubek State (approximately 33 km North West of Juba city) but is still awaiting formal handover by the State authorities.

Since the launching of the Ebola vaccination exercises on 28 January 2019, a total of 1, 855 health care and frontline workers received Ebola vaccination in Yei State River, Gbudue State and Nimule/Torit State. The vaccination exercise completed in Yambio and Yei and is ongoing in Nimule area and will be extended to other high risk areas.

So far, 43 EVD alerts received. Of these 24 investigated and met case definitions and tested negative for EVD.

IOM has finalised establishment of a new point of entry (PoE) site in Kerwa, Yei River State, bringing the number of screening points/points of entry to 26.

South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross prepositioned 4 Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) and Safe and Dignified Burial kits in Maridi and Yei.

Assessment for IPC/WASH TWG completed in 91 front line health facilities and reports preparation by partners is ongoing (Number of health facilities per state: 5 in Wau, 15 in Nimule: 25 in Yei, 23 in Yambio and 23 Jubek states).

Source: World Health Organization