24 Feb 2019

Introduction

The health system in South Sudan is a three tier system comprising of Primary Health Care Units (PHCU), Primary Health Care Centers (PHCC) and Hospitals (county, state, police or military).

The health facilities have been built by the Government while others have been built by local and international non-governmental organisations operating in South Sudan.

MSF Vaccination Campaign in Pibor. [File Photo]
“233 cases of cholera have now been recorded in Juba and 5 people have died from the disease. In Tomping camp, 6 suspected Cholera cases have been reported, which, together with the living conditions at the camp, leaves its residents at a higher risk of contracting the disease”
The Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization and other health partners have started vaccinating frontline healthcare workers against the Ebola Virus Disease as part of preparedness to fight the spread of the disease.