January 11, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has commended China’s contribution to the country’s health sector.
The health minister, Riek Gai Kok said good relations between South Sudan and China have positively impacted on the health sector.
“Our relation with China is very excellent and we have seen what China has done to this country in the past six years,” said Kok, while inspecting a China-aided project for modernization and expansion of Juba Teaching Hospital, the country’s (…)
January 8, 2017 (JUBA) – A suspected viral hemorrhagic fever has killed at least three people while 60 of their contacts are being monitored for any infection, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said in a statement issued on Monday this week.
The agency said the three, who included a pregnant woman, teenage girl and a boy from a village in South Sudan’s Eastern Lakes state, succumbed to the fever in December last year.
“No tissue or blood samples were collected from their bodies for (…)
ADDIS ABABA, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) — The Ethiopian Ministry of Health on Sunday disclosed its plan to set up five specialized healthcare institutions exclusively for cancer related patients. According to the ministry, the Ethiopian government has allocated close to 80 million U.S. dollars for the construction and establishment of the five specialized centers across the […]
About eighty six million U.S dollars has been granted to the South Sudan HIV/AIDS Commissions to combat Tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDs in the country. The money given by the Global Fund International organization will help…
December 12, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan is closer to eradicating the guinea worm disease in the country, top officials said on Tuesday.
Speaking at a guinea worn eradication evaluation symposium in the capital, Juba, First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai emphasised the need to strengthen existing mechanisms to prevent the disease from resurfacing since the country registered no case in the last one year.
“As we celebrate today I wish that you re-examine the teams, mechanisms and models that (…)
November 26, 2017 (JUBA) – At least 171,000 civilians and their host communities have benefitted from the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency (IOM).
“The expansion of services is a crucial development in South Sudan, where internally displaced persons, such as those living in the PoC [Protection of Civilian] sites, are among key populations that are considered to be at higher-risk of contracting HIV/AIDS,” said Salma Taher, IOM’s Global Fund (…)
The Director of the Juba Teaching Hospital says the institution has only one ambulance available for emergency services in the whole of Juba town. Dr. Maker Isaac said the ambulance is overstretched and rarely respond…
Residents of Gurei and its surrounding on Thursday witnessed the opening and handover of a new maternity ward at Gurei Primary Health Care Center in Juba. The maternity complex which came as a result of…
The UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, says that more than 50 people have died from kala-azar in the Country this year. Kala-azar, is a disease caused by protozoan parasites and is characterized by irregular…
No cases of Guinea worm have been registered across the country in the last 10 months, according to the director of the South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program. Guinea worm is caused by drinking water…
October 21, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Thursday opened the country’s first-ever kidney hospital in the capital Juba, describing it as breakthrough in the health sector.
The facility, officials said, seeks to provide free services to all kidney patients, including foreigners who lived there for at least six months.
The state of-the-art hospital, built by Al Cardinal group of companies, has 10 dialysis machines and a capacity to treat at least 50 patients a day, (…)
Caring South Sudanese father bathes his newborn baby, says his wife needs to rest The man who recently welcomed a baby with his wife expressed that he decided to help bathe his baby to give his wife time to rest. In the photos shared on social media, the man was seen wearing diapers for the […]
September 30, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s Ministry of Health and partners have launched a mass cholera vaccination campaign targeting up to 200,000 people.
Ante Wind, deputy medical coordinator of medical charity, Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF), said the latest vaccination drive seeks to curb outbreaks and enhance protection of people against the deadly diarrheal disease that has killed over 320 people since the outbreak was reported in June 2016.
“We are targeting 200,000 people in Juba (…)
Bor’s Deputy Mayor for Finance and Administration has warned of outbreaks of water-borne diseases after over 2,000 pit-latrines collapsed. The floods were caused by heavy rains in recent weeks. Makuei Alier says more than 2,500…