[Torit, South Sudan,TCT] – At least 28 deaths due to meningitis have been recorded in South Sudan’s former Eastern Equatoria state, an expert says. Another 107 suspected cases are reported.
[Juba, South Sudan, TCT] – The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) on Monday said that refugee children in South Sudan under the age of five years are at the risk of malnutrition and retardation due to poor nutrition. The world- leading refugee agency said, the refugee children under 5 years old in 8 refugee camps and settlements across South Sudan in December 2017 suffer acute malnutrition.
Eastern Equatoria state has registered the highest number of Guinea Worm disease cases. This was revealed in a meeting organized by the ministry of Health and UNICEF under the theme “Together for a Final Push to Eliminate Guinea Worm Disease in South Sudan’.
A senior South Sudanese administrative official of the Center for Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Juba main hospital has raised an alarm about rapidly rising stigmatization and discrimination of people living with HIV and AIDS.
Persons with disabilities in South Sudan have called for the conflict in the country to be resolved using peaceful means.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has pledged to reach more internally displaced people in areas worst affected by the conflict in South Sudan. The UN food organization has also assured that it will improve the livelihoods of communities in areas not directly affected by the conflict.