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Public health and Covid-19 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 56.6 years for men and 59.6 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 14.7 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.1 years).

A total of 22.64 USD per inhabitant is spent annually on health measures at state expense. This corresponds to approximately 6.0% of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,121.80 USD (~ 9.8% of the respective GDP).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in South Sudan

By May 16th, 2022, 15345 infected persons and 135 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported in April 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 total of 15,345 infected people represent 0.14% of the country's total population.


The first graph shows the number of reported infections per calendar week. The second graph below 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 0.9%. 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.

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

Current development

Calendar weekInfectedDeaths
19/2022360
18/2022260
17/2022360
16/2022520
15/2022580
14/2022470
13/2022880
12/2022610
11/2022760
10/2022501

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height0 cm0 cm
BMI0.00.0

Diseases

South SudanØ worldwide
Diabetes *10.20%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.23%0.13%
Malaria23.6%5.7%
HIV / Aids0.22%0.03%

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


Child vaccinations

South SudanØ worldwide
Measles49.0%85.7%
Hepatitis B0.05%0.08%
Tetanus6.8%0.0%
DTP *4.90%8.57%

* 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.



Sources

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 case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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