Category: Health

Army stops importing food

The army will soon no longer be importing food from the neighboring countries. This is according to a new project approved by the Council of Ministers. Since 2005, the ministry of defense has been buying…

Gov’t bans police ‘Form 8’

The Ministry of Health has banned the use of a police form known as ‘form 8’ which is often used to get treatment during emergencies in all the hospitals. For years, government hospitals have been…

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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