South Sudan crisis
Ten African countries endorse cross-border collaboration framework on Ebola outbreak preparedness and response
66顺彩票app21 October 2019 Goma - The Democratic Republic of the Congoand its nine neighbouring countries today, during a meeting of ministers, senior health and immigration officials and partners in Goma, endorsed a joint framework to strengthen cross-border collaboration on preparedness and response to Ebola virus and other disease outbreaks.
South Sudan validates and costs its National Action Plan for Health Security
26 September 2019 -- With support from the World Health Organization (WHO), South Sudan has developed and costed a National Action Plan for Health Security, which is a comprehensive, multisectoral blueprint to strengthen the country’s core capabilities to manage health risks (as well as save lives and avoid interference to international trade and travel) during emergency situations, as required by the legally binding International Health Regulations (2005).
WHO and Ministry of Health train more healthcare workers on management of Severe Acute Malnutrition
66顺彩票app21 June 2019 Juba -- To further strengthen the capacity of healthcare workers to manage cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition with Medical Complication (SAM /MC) in nutrition stablization centres, the Ministry of Health, Republic of South Sudan, with support from World Health Organization and other partners conducted a Master 66顺彩票app of Trainer on SAM/MC from 10 -15 June 2019 in Juba.
South Sudan heightens efforts to increase voluntary blood donation to save lives
14 May 2019 Juba – The theme of this year’s World Blood donor day “Blood donation and universal access to safe blood transfusion” as a component of achieving universal health coverage and the slogan “Safe blood for all” strongly encourages more people all over the world to become voluntary blood donors and donate blood regularly. Safe blood for all is critical to achieving health for all.
In South Sudan, grandmothers breastfeed malnourished grandchildren
28 May 2019 --It’s a busy morning at the inpatient unit for malnourished children at the Wau Teaching Hospital in Western Bahr el Ghazal, north-east South Sudan. The sound of babies’ fitful crying fills the air.
Sitting on a hospital bed, a middle-aged woman offers her milk-empty breast to her grandbaby. The baby, Akot, is suffering from severe acute malnutrition and tuberculosis. Her mother recently died of tuberculosis. Medical staff hope that the baby’s suckling will stimulate milk production within Ajonga, her grandmother, and that this, combined with therapeutic feeding, will return Akot to normal health.
Both grandmother and baby seem distressed.
The Government of Japan and WHO donate six ambulances to boost health service delivery in South Sudan
28 May 2019 Juba – Six new ambulances, donated this week (Tuesday, 28 May) to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of South Sudan by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Japan, are a vital boost to the Ministry’s efforts to increase access to health care services for its most vulnerable populations especially women and children.