PAMJ supplements

The public health situation in South Sudan, a humanitarian context: successes, challenges and key lessons for the future

The revitalized peace agreement in South Sudan, the World’s youngest nation, provides a new impetus for rebuilding the country. Thus, there is a need for concerted efforts to strengthen the health system’s resilience towards attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for the people of the country. In this regard, this special supplement highlights the successes and challenges of implementing key public health interventions in the country. The articles provide evidence for the rapid implementation of key recommendations aimed at attaining UHC in the country. The supplement is a collaboration between the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, South Sudan.

Guest editors:

  • Olushayo Oluseun Olu, World Health Organization, Juba, South Sudan
  • Berta Kibebu Kinfu, World Health Organization, Juba, South Sudan
  • John Pasquale Rumunu Karlino, Ministry of Health, Juba, South Sudan
  • Sylvester Maleghemi, World Health Organization, Juba, South Sudan

Contact: Berta Kibebu Kinfu, World Health Organization South Sudan, Juba, South Sudan

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Table of contents


South Sudan's road to universal health coverage: a slow but steady journey (Editorial)

Victoria Achut Anib, Mayen Machut Achiek, Fabian Ndenzako, Olushayo Oluseun Olu

Pan African Medical Journal. 07 June 2022. 42(1): 1

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Prevalence and factors associated with transmission of schistosomiasis in school-aged children in South Sudan: a cross-sectional study (Research)

Mutale Nsakashalo Senkwe, Kibebu Kinfu Berta, Samuel Makoy Yibi, Julia Sube, Alex Bidali, Abias Abe, Adiele Onyeze, Jane Pita Hilary Ajo, John Rumunu Pascale, Fabian Ndenzako, Olushayo Oluseun Olu

Pan African Medical Journal. 07 June 2022. 42(1): 2

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Polio eradication in a chronic conflict setting lessons from the Republic of South Sudan, 2010-2020 (Research)

Sylvester Maleghemi, Ayesheshem Ademe Tegegne, Melisachew Ferede, Bassey Enya Bassey, Godwin Ubong Akpan, Isah Mohammed Bello, Johnson Muluh Ticha, Atem Anyuon, Joy Luba Waya, Samuel Oumo Okiror, Modjirom Ndoutabe, Kibebu Kinfu Berta, Fabian Ndenzako, Pascal Mkanda, Olushayo Oluseun Olu

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2022. 42(1): 3

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Epidemiological characterization of COVID-19 in displaced populations of South Sudan (Research)

Joseph Francis Wamala, Fredrick Loro, Simon John Deng, Kibebu Kinfu Berta, Argata Guracha Guyo, Allan Mpairwe, Fabian Ndenzako, John Pasquale Rumunu

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2022. 42(1): 4

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Analysis of the 2017-2018 Rift valley fever outbreak in Yirol East County, South Sudan: a one health perspective (Research)

Otim Patrick Cossy Ramadan, Kibebu Kinfu Berta, Joseph Francis Wamala, Sylvester Maleghemi, John Rumunu, Caroline Ryan, Alice Igale Ladu, Julu Louis Kenyi Joseph, Abraham Aduet Abenego, Fabian Ndenzako, Olushayo Oluseun Olu

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2022. 42(1): 5

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Evaluation of integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) and early warning and response network (EWARN) in South Sudan 2021 (Research)

John Rumunu, Joseph Francis Wamala, Robert Sakaya, Sheila Baya Konga, Alice Lado Igale, Abraham Abenego Adut, Scopas Korsuk Lonyik, Robert Martin Lasu, Rose Dagama Kaya, Guyo Guracha, Peter Nsubuga, Fabian Ndenzako, Ambrose Otau Talisuna

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2022. 42(1): 6

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Joint external evaluation of the international health regulations (2005) capacity in South Sudan: assessing the country´s capacity for health security (Research)

Argata Guracha Guyo, Kibebu Kinfu Berta, Otim Patrick Ramadan, Malick Gai, Alice Igale Lado, Gabriel Thuou Loi, Mathew Tut Kol, Mary Denis Obat, Sylvester Maleghemi, Fabian Ndenzako, Olushayo Oluseun Olu

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2022. 42(1): 7

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Use of mobile medical teams to fill critical gaps in health service delivery in complex humanitarian settings, 2017-2020: a case study of South Sudan (Case study)

Diba Dulacha, Otim Patrick Cossy Ramadan, Argata Guracha Guyo, Sylvester Maleghemi, Joseph Francis Wamala, Worri George Wani Gimba, Tony Tombe Wurda, Walla Odra, Chol Thabo Yur, Fredrick Beden Loro, Julu Louis Kenyi Joseph, Emmanuel Timothy Thwol Onak, Stephen Chol Garang Aleu, Kibebu Kinfu Berta, Boniface Ambani Isindu, Olushayo Oluseun Olu

Pan African Medical Journal. 09 June 2022. 42(1): 8

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Prevalence and factors associated with transmission of lymphatic filariasis in South Sudan: a cross-sectional quantitative study (Research)

Mutale Nsakashalo Senkwe, Kibebu Kinfu Berta, Samuel Makoy Yibi Logora, Julia Sube, Alex Bidali, Abias Abe, Adiele Onyeze, Jane Pita, John Rumunu, Sylvester Maleghemi, Fabian Ndenzako, Olushayo Oluseun Olu

Pan African Medical Journal. 10 June 2022. 42(1): 9

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Assessment of infection prevention and control readiness for Ebola virus and other diseases outbreaks in a humanitarian crisis setting: a cross-sectional study of health facilities in six high-risk States of South Sudan (Research)

Alex Yao Sokemawu Freeman, John Pasquale Rumunu, Zacharia Afram Modi, Argata Guracha Guyo, Abraham Alberto Uyu Achier, Nyankiir Ajing Jefor Alor, Taban David Kilo Ochan, Walter Awatta Ochan, Sylvester Maleghemi, Kibebu Kinfu Berta, Olushayo Oluseun Olu

Pan African Medical Journal. 11 June 2022. 42(1): 10

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Acute flaccid paralysis surveillance performance from 2011 to 2020 in Jonglei State, South Sudan: progress and challenges encountered (Research)

Jok Mayom Jil, Ayesheshem Ademe Tegegne, Sylvester Maleghemi, Kibebu Kinfu Berta, Tadesse Gossaye Birru, Ochan Taban David Kilo

Pan African Medical Journal. 11 June 2022. 42(1): 11

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The sensitivity of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance - the case of South Sudan: retrospective secondary analysis of AFP surveillance data 2014-2019 (Research)

Ayesheshem Ademe Tegegne, Sylvester Maleghemi, Atem Nathan Anyuon, Fikiru Abebe Zeleke, George Awzenio Legge, Melisachew Adane Ferede, Daudi Peter Manyanga, Victor Guma Paul, Nganda Moses Mutebi, Johnson Muluh Ticha, Fabian Ndenzako, Mkanda Pascal, Olushayo Oluseun Olu

Pan African Medical Journal. 11 June 2022. 42(1): 12

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Integrated disease surveillance and response in humanitarian context: South Sudan experience (Research)

John Rumunu, Joseph Francis Wamala, Sheila Baya Konga, Alice Lado Igale, Abraham Abenego Adut, Scopas Korsuk Lonyik, Robert Martin Lasu, Rose Dagama Kaya, Guyo Guracha, Peter Nsubuga, Fabian Ndenzako, Olushayo Oluseun Olu

Pan African Medical Journal. 17 June 2022. 42(1): 13

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Contribution of Auto-Visual AFP Detection and Reporting (AVADAR) on polio surveillance in South Sudan (Research)

Ayesheshem Ademe Tegegne, Sylvester Maleghemi, Evans Mawa Oliver Bakata, Atem Nathan Anyuon, George Awzenio Legge, Anthony Laku Kibrak, Johnson Muluh Ticha, Daudi Peter Manyanga, Isah Mohammed Bello, Kibebu Kinfu Berta, Fabian Ndenzako, Mkanda Pascal, Olushayo Oluseun Olu

Pan African Medical Journal. 17 June 2022. 42(1): 14

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