May 19, 2022
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Unity State records 130 cholera cases in two weeks

The Unity State Ministry of Health has recorded 130 new cases of cholera outbreak within the first two weeks of May 2022. The state ministry of health acting director-general Elijah Makuei Guol confirmed that 130 cases of cholera outbreak have been recorded within a short period. “We have confirmed 130 cases of cholera outbreak within […]

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Nurses, midwives lament professional negligence

Some nurses and midwives in Jonglei State have lamented the dire state of their professions saying they have been neglected. Speaking during the commemoration of International Nurses Day (IND), Anyieth John, the chairperson of Jonglei State Nurses & Midwives said the work environment for the health professionals remained unfriendly. “As nurses working in South Sudan […]

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South Sudan’s government declares cholera outbreak

South Sudan’s Ministry of Health has declared Cholera outbreak in Rubkona county, Unity State following confirmation of cholera in eight cases“To date, a total of 31 cases including one death have been reported from Rubkona town and Bentiu IDP camp.” Reads part of a statement issued by Dr. John Pasquale Rumunu Karlino, Director General, Directorate […]

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Senior doctor dispels fears over birth control pills

The Director-General for Central Equatoria State Ministry of Health, Dr Gamal Eldin Hassan said using birth control pills does not affect fertility. Dr Hassan dismissed fears over birth control, saying family planning would only help to prevent pregnancy. “In Juba, we are met with resistance; there is misinformation and rumours about family planning. There are […]

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Checkups introduces subscription plan to ease access to medication

Health organization Checkups Medical Centre has introduced a subscription fee of $120 per year for all potential clients in a move aimed at easing access to medication according to Igama Sunday Patrick, the General Manager for Checkups Medical Centre. “The management introduces subscription fees to ease the affordability of quality health care. By subscription, anybody […]

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South Sudanese, Chinese medics team up to promote hand hygiene

By Denis Ejulu South Sudanese medics and their Chinese counterparts on Thursday got together to popularize the importance of hand hygiene within health facilities in a bid to prevent and control infectious diseases. The move coincided on May 5, the day the World Health Organization (WHO) declared World Hygiene Day across the globe. Mario Dumba, […]

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South Sudan on high alert after cholera outbreak in Bentiu

By Simon Deng South Sudan’s Ministry of Health has issued high alerts in the aftermath of confirming three cases of cholera in Bentiu internally displaced people’s camp in Unity State. John Rumunu, the Director General for Preventive Health Services, on Tuesday said that they are already working with multi-sectorial groups to come up with robust […]

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Ezra donates medicines, equipment to Al Sabbah Children’s Hospital

Ezra Group has donated medicines and health equipment to Al Sabbah Children’s Hospital in Juba. The donation to the children’s hospital came ahead of the Easter holiday. Daniel Deng Simon, Ezra Group accountant said that the donation symbolizes Ezra Group’s commitment to supporting women and children in South Sudan. “The Ezra Group is a family […]

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China donates medical supplies to South Sudan

The People’s Republic of China has on Wednesday donated assorted medical supplies to South Sudan’s Juba Teaching Hospital to help boost medical services in the hospital. The donations were received by the Director-General of Juba Teaching Hospital. In her remarks during the event, South Sudan’s Minister of Health Dr Yolanda Agel said the medical supplies […]

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Over 1.3 million children at risk of acute malnutrition in South Sudan: UN

By Awan Achiek At least 1.34 million children under-five years of age are increasingly at risk of suffering from acute malnutrition in South Sudan this year, due to food insecurity and lack of access to water and hygiene services. A new report by the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) released in Juba on Saturday, says that […]

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