18 Oct 2019

 

South Sudan set for Ebola simulation exercise

"The Ministry of Health assures the public that the Ebola virus has not been detected in South Sudan and ask the public not to panic if they see health workers in protective gear,"

Gurtong - The Government of the Republic of South Sudan, through the Ministry of Health, informs the general public that a one-day full scale Ebola simulation exercise will be conducted on Wednesday, 14 August 2019 in Juba, Nimule and Yei. The exercise will test and validate capabilities for early detection, rapid response, and effective coordination at national, state and community levels, in view of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The Ministry of Health assures the public that the Ebola virus has not been detected in South Sudan and ask the public not to panic if they see health workers in protective gear, ambulances or other Ebola related activities as these are part of the simulation only.

However, the public should continue to remain vigilant and report any person exhibiting Ebola symptoms to the nearest health facility or call the toll-free number 6666.

The Ministry of Health has previously conducted tabletop exercises and practical drills leading up to this full-scale simulation, which is being carried out in accordance with International Health Regulations. The simulation is a practical test for health workers who have participated in capacity building and training activities.

The Ministry of Health, the United Nations and partners have been working collectively on Ebola prevention and preparedness since the onset of the outbreak in DRC and will continue to strengthen measures. The Ministry of Health is also extending its profound gratitude to everyone for their usual cooperation. Thank you and God Bless South Sudan.

 

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12/08/2019, 4:01 PM
 - Posted by Jacob Akol
The Minister/Ministry of Health appear to be on the ball on this ebola threat.
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