- Cholera cases continue to increase in Juba, with 484 cases as of 30 June, including 29 deaths (case fatality rate of 6 per cent). The case fatality rate is higher for children under 5 (9.5 per cent) than for those over five (5.5 per cent). Children under 5 make up 13 per cent of cases.
- UNICEF, the Ministry of Health, WHO and partners are providing a multisectoral response in Juba, Bor and Torit as well as increasing preparedness and social mobilization activities in hot spots across the country. This includes training of health workers; support to cholera vaccination campaigns; provision of essential medical and WASH supplies; chlorination of water sources; and intensified social mobilization campaigns through radio and interpersonal communication. No funding has yet been received against the 2015 cholera response; UNICEF is prioritizing its flexible internal resources to meet critical gaps.
- So far in 2015, UNICEF has admitted 63,151 children for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition. Heavy disruption of services, especially in Unity state, has affected the level of admissions. In May, the number of children admitted in Unity state were about a third of what is normally reported with Guit, Koch and Manyendit counties reporting zero admissions while Pariang, Abeinmhom, Leer and Panyijar counties each reported 50 children or fewer admitted.