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.
Heavy rains have caused the River Nile to burst its banks, destroying schools and health care units in Twic East County, Jonglei state, and displacing more than 3000 families.
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’.
The Director General of Amref Health Africa, Dr. Teguest Guerma, is calling upon the people of South Sudan to support the Stand up for African Mothers Campaign in a bid to reduce the maternal mortality rate in the country.
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.
The Episcopal Church of Sudan and a German-based non-profit organization have partnered to start a cancer clinic in Rumbek hospital, Lakes state, which will attend to patients from across the country.