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Weekly Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Preparedness for South Sudan Update #42(02 July 2019)

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

A suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD)alert was reported in Yei on25th June2019. The alert was verified and discarded by the rapid response team given that it did not meetthe EVD casedefinition.75,349screenings were conductedfor Ebola virus disease in 31 points of entry. Since August, the cumulative number of screenings conductedfor EVD is 2,391,408. The glove boxfor polymerasechain reaction (PCR)machine has been installed and tested. An expert is in the countryto mentor the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) personnel on procedure of sample testingand quality controlfor the period of two weeks

South Sudan: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness Update 23 (3 - 9 June 2019)

International Organization for Migration IOM, (2019)

Active screening ongoing in 14 active IOMsupported PoE sites, namely: Yei airstrip, Yei SSRRC, Tokori, Lasu, Kaya, Bazi, Salia Musala, Okaba, Khor Kaya (along Busia Uganda Border) in Morobo County, Pure, Kerwa, Khorijo, Birigo in Lainya County and Bori.

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness Update 15 (8 - 14 April 2019)

International Organization for Migration IOM, (2019)

A new FMP was opened in Lutaya (Yei County), bringing the total number of EVD-related FMPs within South Sudan to 14. 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 field mission was carried out in Yambio County to scope potential new FMP locations, provide the enumerators in Gangura with refresher training and improve arrangements for data upload. Installation of incinerators and waste pits for medical waste management is ongoing at Morobo and Panyume Primary Health Care Centres (PHCC). Two new POE screening sites established in Lasu and Birigo were officially opened and have started screening activities on the reporting period, making the total active IOM-supported PoE screening sites at 13

Weekly Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Preparedness for South Sudan Update #31 (7 April 2019)

Ministry of Health, South Sudan, (2019)

Since the launching of vaccination on 28 January 2019, a total of 1, 706 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. A suspected EVD alert was reported in Ezo County, Tambura State. Accordingly, the State Rapid Response Team (RRT) deployed to investigate and collect sample. The results for GenXpert and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) were negative for Ebola virus disease. The GeneXpert and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tested negative. So far, 43 EVD alerts received, of these, 24 investigated and met case definitions and tested negative for EVD

South Sudan: Ebola Preparedness and Response Dashboard (January 2019)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Government of the Republic of South Sudan, (2019)

In Yambio, on 28 January, the vaccination of front line healthcare workers against EVD started. The vaccinations will take place in Yei in the first week of February 2019, and will be extended to other high-risk states including Tambura, Maridi and Torit. The construction of two EVD isolation units in Yambio and Yei was completed in January, and the construction of an isolation unit in Nimule is in progress. Six other locations have been identified for isolation centres. Nineteen out of the 39 identified screening points are currently operational

South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin 12, December 2018

World Health Organization, Health Cluster, (2019)

Emergency WASH in Health Facilities in Conflict Affected Locations 756 health workers trained on disease surveillance and outbreak response. Around 142 health workers trained on integrated health (WASH and Nutrition) response. 405 health facilities are equipped with functional incinerators. Quality Essential Clinical Health Services 194 health workers are trained on clinical management of rape (CMR) in 2018. 259 sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) survivors referred to the health facilities. Improving Resilience- Mental Health Response 514 health workers trained on mental health and psychosocial support (MPHSS) in conflict affected areas.

Inside efforts to prevent a regional Ebola crisis in central Africa

Fistin Mahamba, Eds.: IRIN, (2019)

Six months since the start of Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak – the second worst in history, with more than 400 people dead – this special report evaluates efforts to prevent the disease from spreading internationally and sparking a regional crisis

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