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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Mystery disease kills three in South Sudan, says WHO

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 (…)


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S. Sudan says closer to eradicating guinea worm

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 (…)


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Over 170,000 benefit from IOM’s health services in S. Sudan

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 (…)


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South Sudan unveils first Kidney hospital

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, (…)


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Caring South Sudanese father bathes his newborn baby, says his wife needs to rest

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 […]

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S. Sudan health ministry, partners launch anti-cholera campaign

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 (…)


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