Category: Health

MSF vaccinates more than 200,000 people in S. Sudan

May 28, 2018 (JUBA) – The medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said it concluded a four-week preventive oral vaccination campaign conducted in the South Sudanese capital, Juba.
Working with the health authorities and partners, the organisation said it vaccinated over 200,000 people against the deadly disease.
The preventive vaccination campaign, MSF said in a statement, was held from 24 April to 22 May 22 12 areas of Juba where people were identified most at risk in previous (…)


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S. Sudan president not mentally ill: spokesperson

April 29, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir says he is mentally fit and not sick, despite reports to the contrary, which he descried as a political propaganda.
Kiir, who spoke through his press secretary, said he is fit, in good health and carrying out his constitutional mandate.
“The president is in good health and fit to continue to lead this nation. If he is sick, the government will come out and tell the people of South Sudan of his health. But now there is no problem,” (…)


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Acting South Sudan army chief flown to Kenya “unconscious”

April 26, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s acting army chief of staff, Gen. Gabriel Jok Riak was Thursday flown to Kenya, “unconscious” after he had reportedly complained of chest and stomach discomfort.
Riak was scheduled to accompany the body of late army chief, General James Ajongo Mawut who died last week.
It was not immediately established what caused Riak’s condition, with the military and family sources providing conflicting accounts.
For instance while family members linked it to fatigue (…)


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Family of former Sudan army chief dismiss death reports

April 16, 2018 (JUBA) – The family of South Sudan’s army chief of staff, General James Ajonga Mawut have dismissed reports alleging he died in a neighbouring nation.
They described the reports circulating as a “blessing” to Ajonga.
“From onset we would like to state categorically that there is nothing much to worry about and to inform the general public that your son and leader, General James Ajonga is responding well and will soon return home to live among his people and continue to (…)


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24,000 children in S. Sudan facing retarded growth: UNHCR

March 4, 2018 (JUBA) – More than 24,000 of refugee children under five years in South Sudan suffer from growth retardation, a nutrition survey done by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) shows. The agency said the survey, which was conducted among refugee children under five in eight refugee camps and settlements across South Sudan in December 2017 revealed that 6.2 per cent or 3,391 out of the total of 54,172 refugee children under 5 years old were suffering from acute malnutrition. (…)


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S. Sudan lawyer appeals for businessman John Agou’s release

February 8, 2018 (JUBA) – The lawyer representing jailed South Sudanese businessman, John Agou Wuoi has openly appealed to President Salva Kiir to pardon the latter, citing his poor health condition.
Reech Ring Bol, a Senior Counsel and Commissioner for Oath, said Agou suffers from multiple sicknesses and should be pardoned on health and humanitarian grounds.
“John Agou was found having a lot of diseases, is now physically very weak and needs an urgent intervention,” told Eye Radio.
Agou is (…)


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S. Sudan lauds China’s contribution to health sector

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 (…)


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3.4 Million Kenyans Need Food Aid, 480,000 Children Hit By Acute Malnutrition: How Did It Get To This?

There have been wholesale staple food price increases of between eight and 32% above average in the urban markets of Nairobi, Mombasa, and Eldoret

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