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South Sudan has been affected by the recurrent public health emergencies, including cholera, measles, Meningitis, Rift Valley Fever(RVF) as well as yellow fever in different parts of the country.

The country was responding to different public health emergencies through the existing emergency coordination platforms: National Task Force (NTF), technical working groups(TWG) which constitute members from different government sectors, UN agencies and national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other partners.

To contribute to strengthening of national capacity for coordinating, the preparedness and response efforts, the Ministry of Health(MOH) of the Republic of South Sudan with support of the World Health Organization(WHO) established and officially inaugurated a public health emergency operation center (PHEOC) in October 2018. A PHEOC plays critical role in fulfilling the areas of emergency support functions of the nation, international Health Regulation (IHR-2005) obligations as well as the integrated Disease Surveillance and Response )IDSR) core functons.

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