February 2022: South Sudan undertaking preventative cholera campaign

South Sudan is undertaking a preventative oral cholera vaccination campaign in high-risk areas affected by floods. The first round began on January 25 in Rubkona and the Bentiu internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Unity state, reaching over 200,000 people. The second round is scheduled to take place in mid-February, targeting cholera hotspot countries in Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile, and Warrap states. With support from Gavi, a total of 2.9 million OCV doses have been secured for the immunization drive.WHO AFRO

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