News & Analysis: South Sudan

South Sudan plans to dispose of 60,000 expired COVID-19vaccines

“South Sudan, emerging from six years of brutal civil war, faces serious logistical difficulties in transporting the vaccine around the country, due to lack of roads and security challenges.”

via The East African

COVID-19 in Africa: Youth at the Fore

“Young volunteers leading COVID-19 campaigns are connecting with and engaging local leaders—women’s groups, teachers, priests, imams, village heads, healers, and elders—in their communities. Together they are devising microsolutions needed to isolate patients, care for the ill, implement social distancing within existing conditions, and support families in distress.”

via African Arguments

Could COVAX be used as a test case to demand more aid accountability in South Sudan?

“Instead of focusing strictly on even distribution, COVAX could incorporate other factors in prioritisation, such as provision of sound distribution plans and accountable tracking mechanisms to ensure that limited resources provide the most benefit.”

via The New Humanitarian

IMF Board approves $174m COVID-19 emergency funds for South Sudan

“The disbursement will help finance South Sudan’s urgent balance of payments needs and provide critical fiscal space to maintain poverty-reducing and growth-enhancing spending.”

via The East African

COVAX vaccine roll-out: South Sudan

“This delivery is the product of an unprecedented global partnership to ensure every country has access to COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines are safe, they are effective, and they will be an important tool in the fight against this disease.”

via Gavi

20 employees in South Sudan president’s office contract COVID-19

“More than 20 junior and senior administrators in South Sudan’s Office of the President have contracted the Covid-19 and are under quarantine, Presidential Press Secretary Ateny Wek Ateny has confirmed.”

via The East African

South Sudan to receive COVID-19 vaccine this month

““I am happy to inform you that we have met all the requirements and have received information from COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (Covax) that 864,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been allocated to South Sudan.”

via The East African

South Sudan: We are ready to take up the challenge

“With the existence of a good cold chain and expertise to maintain it as well as administer the vaccine, Western Equatoria State is well positioned to successfully roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination campaigns once the vaccine becomes available in South Sudan.”

via Gavi

EAC states to get 39 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from AU

“East African Community members states are expected to receive some 39 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the African Union (AU), which has secured a deal to procure 270 million of the same for all member states.”

via The East African

Ethiopia is an Early Symptom of Africa’s Impending COVID-19 Crises

“Death rates represent only a sliver of the pandemic’s unseen impacts on fragile livelihoods, socioeconomically vulnerable groups like migrants and women, and other efforts at democratisation in the Horn.”

via African Arguments