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Title: Sudan Polio Update

Sudan Polio Update
  • 03 March 2005

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Epidemiologic Situation (1)
  • 10 more cases were confirmed this week
  • Two of the new cases from South Sudan (Upper
    Nile) with dates of onset in January 6 and 14.
    Seven cases from North Sudan with dates of onset
    between 8 January and 6 February. The two cases
    in February are reported in Kassala State. The
    case from Hamshkoreib/ Kassala (under rebel
    control, at Eritrean border ) was confirmed, it
    had onset in December 04 but exact date not known
    (not appearing on maps or Graphs)
  • The number of infected States are still 18 States
  • The total number of confirmed polio cases for
    2004 became 126 (118 in north and 8 in south
    Sudan) after adding the Hamshkoreib case.
  • The virus circulation is now concentrated in
    upper Nile region in South Sudan and in the
    eastern areas of the country

Epidemiologic Situation (2)
  • The confirmed cases with onset in 2005 reached 16
    cases (13 from north and 3 from south)
  • Kassala (01/01/05), (03/02/05), (06/02/05)
  • Blue Nile (02/01/05), (09/01/05)
  • Bahr El Gabal (05/01/05)
  • Gadaref (07/01/05), (08/01/05), (24/01/05)
  • White Nile (09/01/05)
  • Sennar (10/01/05)
  • Unity (21/01/05), (29/01/05)
  • Upper Nile (Unity) , south Sudan all P1
    (03/01/05), (06/01/05) and (14/01/05), all from
    same area of previous cases in Western Upper
  • Cases pending ITD
  • North
  • Blue Nile P3 (07/01/05)
  • Red Sea P3(14/01/05)
  • South Sudan
  • No cases pending ITD

Important Recent Activities (1)
  • The February campaign was completed (27 Feb-1st
    Mar) in North Sudan as part of the synchronized
    campaigns in 22 African countries
  • H.E. The President of Sudan participated in
    Launching the campaign in South Kordofan,
  • The First Vice President launched the campaign in
    Blue Nile
  • H.E. Federal MOH and Wali of Khartoum launched
    the campaign in Khartoum in Gabal El Awlya
    Locality (in the middle of IDP camps)
  • Ceremonies were covered by TV
  • A press conference was held the day before the
    campaign and was addressed by MOH, WHO and UNICEF

Important Recent Activities(2)
  • The Ambassador of Goodwill of UNICEF (Mr Mahmoud
    Quabil) appeared on a TV show dedicated for the
    polio campaign (together with WHO/EMRO, MO and
    MOH staff ). He also developed some TV spots to
    be used in coming rounds.
  • All localities of Khartoum received extra
    technical support through WHO TAs
  • A team of WHO and UNICEF observers (from EMRO,
    MENARO and country offices) monitored the
    campaign in all localities of Khartoum, the
    observations were generally positive indicating
    that MOH implemented all the recommendations made
    in the previous rounds and that the technical
    support provided to Khartoum was very
  • Provisional information from different States
    indicate a high quality campaign
  • Independent monitors started the post campaign
  • It was unfortunate that one of the State
    supervisors in Kassala (the daughter of Minister
    of investment) and a local guide died in a car
    accident during the campaign while using the car
    of HE MOH.

Important Recent Activities(3)
  • Campaign in the South started on 28 February,
    activities ongoing however, few areas in Upper
    Nile, EEQ and Lakes and some roads are no go due
    to inter clan clashes. Vaccine was dropped in
    alternative areas and rental cars are making
    deliveries with military escort
  • The coordination meeting for North-South Sudan
    will be held in Nairobi on 17-18 March to
    identify any remaining gap areas and assign
    responsibilities for their coverage and to ensure
    optimum coordination and exchange of information.
    This will be followed by one day meeting on
    coordination of EPI/measles activities

Technical Support (1)
  • Technical support North
  • Current status (team leader, 2 STCs in Khartoum,
    1 STC for Kassala and Gadaref, one STC for south
    Darfur and one for White Nile), total of 6
    international staff
  • 2 STOP team members (north Darfur and Northern
  • One STC will reach Khartoum on 3rd March and
    will be based in Red Sea.
  • Names of 2 other STCs were sent to Sudan awaiting
    government concurrence (Gezeira and Darfur).
  • Remaining needs (1 NMO for Gadaref, 1 STC for
    River Nile and 1 TO for federal level)
  • UNICEF recruited one STC for polio activities.
  • Technical support should be provided before the
    April round to Khartoum and other priority States
    (Kassala, Gadaref, Sennar and Unity)

Technical Support (2)
  • Technical support south
  • Current status
  • (team leader, Nairobi)
  • Loki Dr Afework, MO Mr Philipe Van De Graff ,
    log officer
  • E EQ Vacant, Mr Alasow assisting (STP)
  • WEQ Dr Jayaprakash (STP)
  • BEG Dr Dagoye(STP)
  • UN/ Jonglei
  • West UN Dr Ba (STP)
  • East UN STP DR Alasow (moved to support training
    in EE)
  • Jonglei Dr Vasquez (STC)
  • Lakes Dr Chacko(STP)
  • In the pipeline STC for EE (Dr Kadyrov) One
    STC (Dr Jude) to help in Nairobi
  • There is a need for more support for preparation
    and monitoring of coming rounds (short periods)