Corona virus and healthcare in South Sudan

Healthcare in South Sudan

Healthcare in South Sudan is slightly below average in a worldwide comparison.

Probably the most important indicator that can be used to summarize the efficiency of all measures is general life expectancy. In other words, the theoretical age that a newborn child could potentially reach today. At the moment this age in South Sudan is 56.1 years for men and 59.1 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 15.0 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in South Sudan

The inhabitants of South Sudan are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By August 2nd, 2020, 2429 infected persons and 46 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported on April 5th, 2020, which is the date of the official notification. An additional 10-14 days are calculated for noticing one's own infection, the doctor's appointment, the laboratory test and, above all, the period from the infection until the first symptoms appear. The country reached its peak so far on June 4th with 323 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected in South Sudan
Deaths caused by the Covid19 virus in South Sudan

The first graph shows the number of infected persons reported. The second graph shows the number of deaths.

Mortality rate of infected persons

From the previously infected and deceased people, in South Sudan results in a mortality rate of 1.9%. However, it should be borne in mind that death occurs an average of 19 days after the first symptoms appear. The time of the actual infection is therefore followed by several days until a person affected has a medical test carried out and the results are available. In order to quantify mortality more precisely, one would therefore have to compare the deaths that have occurred to date with those reported 2,258 infected up to 10 days ago. This gives in South Sudan a new mortality rate of 2.0%.

Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Corona virus topic page.

Development in the last days

DateInfected Deaths 
Sun 2nd77+3.3%0+0.0%
Sat 1st30+1.3%0+0.0%
Fri 31st0+0.0%0+0.0%
Thu 30th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Wed 29th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Tue 28th17+0.7%0+0.0%
Mon 27th43+1.9%1+2.2%
Sun 26th4+0.2%0+0.0%
Sat 25th0+0.0%0+0.0%
Fri 24th19+0.8%0+0.0%


South SudanØ worldwide
Diabetes *10.20%8.81%
HIV / Aids0.26%0.04%

* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.

Child vaccinations

South SudanØ worldwide
Hepatitis B0.05%0.08%
DTP *4.90%8.59%

* DTP is a three times combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.


Above data correspond to the information of the World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Statistics, UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, Global Health Observatory Data Repository and OECD. The daily case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).