MSF Treats Cholera Survivors in Juba, South Sudan

The cholera outbreak in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, continues to spread. As of late May, 733 cholera cases had been officially reported. The majority of cases continue to be treated in the main Ministry of Health hospital in the city, Juba Teaching Hospital. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a dedicated 100-bed cholera treatment center in the Gudele 2 as well as three oral rehydration points. The plan is to have enough capacity to treat all patients if the epidemic accelerates, and to reduce some of the pressure on the very busy Juba Teaching Hospital. 

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Segerina’s son, 1 year old Peter Wanii James, was among the first patients in the cholera treatment centre (CTC) MSF opened on 24th May 2014, in Gudele 2, one of areas most affected by the cholera outbreak in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. One day earlier, Peter had severe vomiting and diarrhea. Segerina knew it was serious, as the symptoms were the same as ones she had experienced herself some years ago when she had cholera. Segerena immediately brought Peter to MSF’s new CTC when she heard one had been built just a few kilometers from her home in Gudele, where she lives with her two other children.
Suzan Kiiko/MSF
To illustrate the photo-story of Mary Keji. Since the South Sudanese Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak in Juba, the country’s capital, on 15 May 2014, more than 1,306 patients have been treated for the disease, and 29 people have died as at 05 June 2014. MSF has set up a CTC in the district of Gudele 2, and two smaller CTCs in the two IDP camps in UN bases. There are several MSF Oral Rehydration points close to the affected areas of Juba, and support id provided to the MoH in the Juba Teaching Hospital.
Andreea Campeanu
Joyce, 13 years old, drinking oral reyhdration solution at the MSF CTC in Gudele 2 in Juba.
Andreea Campeanu
To illustrate the photo-story of Mary Keji. An MSF staff is checking an IV drip.
Andreea Campeanu
To illustrate the photo-story of Mary Keji. Mary Keji, 29 years old, is seen with her two children, Mathiu Buru, 4 years old and Ludia Uorsu, 2 years and a half old.
Andreea Campeanu
MSF staff setting up toilets for the Cholera treatment Centre in Gudele one of the most affected suburbs to relieve some of the pressure on Juba Teaching Hospital.
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