In mid-May, a cholera outbreak was confirmed in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Since then, there have been more than 1,800 confirmed cases and at least 40 deaths. The South Sudan Red Cross has responded by deploying 107 volunteers to conduct sensitization sessions in communities, teaching residents how to protect themselves from contracting cholera and to help prevent its spread. At the same time, volunteers are sharing hygiene messages and distributing soap, oral rehydration salts and water purification supplies. To date, more than 14,000 households have been reached.
KEY FACTS AND FIGURES:
• The Government of South Sudan declared a cholera outbreak in the capital of Juba on 15 May 2014. As of 21 June, there have been at least 1,854 confirmed cases with 40 deaths reported.
• The South Sudan Red Cross is a member of the national and state task forces on cholera. In line with the task force's strategy, the South Sudan Red Cross is disseminating hygiene messages at the household level in two locations in Juba, as well as neighbouring areas.
• The South Sudan Red Cross initially trained more than 100 volunteers to go house to house in affected areas and inform families about cholera, how they can protect themselves against the disease, and what to do if a family member falls sick. To date, more than 14,000 households have been reached.
• Red Cross volunteers are distributing oral rehydration salts to prevent dehydration resulting from diarrhoea and vomiting as a result of cholera. Families are also receiving purification tablets and solutions to treat their drinking water, and soap to encourage hand washing.
• Cholera is an acute intestinal infection and is most often spread by drinking water or eating food that has been contaminated.
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00:05 - 00:11 Medium shot of South Sudan volunteers preparing for sensitization mission, with tilt down to materials
00:11 - 00:17 Medium shot of South Sudan volunteers carrying cholera related materials to car
00:17 - 00:23 Medium shot of South Sudan volunteers walking on foot with cholera related
materials, about to enter village
00:23 - 00:28 Medium shot of South Sudan volunteers unpacking cholera related materials
00:28 - 00:37 Medium shot of South Sudan volunteers discussing the sensitization session
00:37 - 00:43 Wide shot of South Sudan volunteers conducting sensitization session in
community, with kids answering
00:43 - 01:00 Shot from behind of South Sudan volunteer showing children how to wash their
hands properly, kids answer then pan over to cholera related materials
0:100 - 01:07 Close up of community members watching sensitization session
01:07 - 01:23 Tilt down to show cleansing of dirty water using purification tablets with tilt up to
01:23 - 01:30 Over the shoulder shot purifying water
01:30 - 01:33 Stirring bucket of dirty water being cleansed
01:33 - 01:38 South Sudan volunteers showing IEC poster to community
01:38 - 01:52 Medium shot of South Sudan volunteers distributing purification supplies to
01:52 - 02:14 Interview with South Sudan female volunteer (see transcript below)
02:14 - 02:21 Medium shot of South Sudan volunteers conducting sensitization session with
community using IEC materials
02:21 - 02:32 Close up of IEC materials then zoom out to medium shot showing South Sudan
02:32 - 02:41 Close up of South Sudan volunteer washing her hands with soap
02:41 - 02:45 Close up of shot of South Sudan Red Cross apron
02:45 - 03:15 Interview with South Sudan male volunteer (see transcript below)
03:15 - 03:27 Driving through settlement area in South Sudan
03:27 - 03:33 Medium shot of settlement area for IDPs
03:33 - 03:37 Wider shot of settlement area for IDPS showing tents
03:37 - 03:41 South Sudan Red Cross tent set up in middle of settlement area
03:41 - 03:58 Medium shot of South Sudan Red Cross volunteers and Netherlands RC staff in tent
Interview with South Sudan female volunteer in English:
I'm a volunteer for the South Sudan Red Cross. I'm doing awareness on cholera campaign. I'm teaching and demonstrating handwashing and purification of water using PUR. I taught people how to wash their hands. There are five steps. And how we can prevent the cholera.
Interview with South Sudan male volunteer in English:
When I reach home I just show them the picture of the bacteria. The bacteria of cholera. Then, after that, I give the five steps, explain to them. Then, after the explanation, then we give how to wash their hands. We use the practical, on how to wash their hands and how to use the latrine also, the toilet.