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US donates 1.6 mln doses of Malaria medication to South Sudan

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July 7, 2009 (JUBA) — The USAID, the humanitarian arm of the US government, donated today some 1.6 million doses of medication to the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) to be used for malaria treatment throughout the southern region.

Malaria is the number one killer of children in Southern Sudan, and is particularly prevalent in those under five years of age. To ensure effective management of the disease, GOSS’s Ministry of Health has adopted an Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) as the first line of treatment.

The ACTs donated by USAID are highly effective and recommended by the World Health Organization for treatment in areas such as Southern Sudan, where resistance of malaria parasites to other drugs is high.

Robert E. Whitehead, US Chargé d’Affaires in Khartoum, today presented the anti-malarial medicines to officials at GOSS Ministry of health in Juba.

In remarks he made at this occasion he said doses would be distributed to to seven state health ministries in Western Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Upper Nile, Lakes and Unity states.

These anti-malarials will be sufficient to meet countrywide malaria treatment needs for up to six months.

USAID is providing US$3.7 million this year to support efforts by GOSS Ministry of Health to set up a Malaria control program.

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  • 7 July 2009 07:22, by BUSTA 2

    Never will this money even be used on Malaria!!

    USAID, if you need to see the 1.6m being used on malaria, my advice is don’t see any one who have served in SPLA connected to it because these are the people who are starving for money the same way they are running after Hiv+ ladies in Juba street specially Mr. X-Tribe hel no.

    Good luck 1.6m!!!!!!!

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    • 7 July 2009 08:13, by Flora Tong

      For your infromation: I was in the function of handover these anti malaria drugs to GOSS yesterday! There are not in a form of money but (1.3 million doses) in a form of medicines (ACTs)!! and even now they are working closely to ensure the drugs are distributed by next week to all health facilities in counties and villages! The ministry appreciated this support very much and we should thank the donor for these needed drugs.

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    • 7 July 2009 13:35, by mr x

      hey my friend Bustary please you are the one of my tribe too. if you know that people are looking for ladies than you are the one of them, so tell your friend big logic boy that if he is in frontline fighting against Dinka than i can help him for three zoea so that he can fight with me if he is the man but sitting at home and created EMRS in he computer it mean that it is data who is going to fight me not him logic boy thanks

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    • 7 July 2009 15:58, by makungu1

      They have creat a story for them self to (USA) because i know this money just come put in the name of malaria but that is not it they come out in the name of steales. please my advice to (bany kiir) USA following this money tell your leaders not steal them because this amount of money will soon talk some of you to court.

      I know some of the leaders are happy now because they had in the news money coming

      But there is arrest warrnty for this money if you knoe that brothers. if that comment can really help you that will be good. Speak by MAKUNGUDIT

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  • 7 July 2009 09:19, by Hillary B.M.L,M

    Public & Donations Money Thieves are there happy that the money has come, one of them is Flora Tong.

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    • 7 July 2009 14:01, by Chokrot Pandun.

      Hey Hillary you get concept clearly 1.6 mln is not money my man but DOSES. You are just mistaken Flora Tong for no reason. First before you want to make comment read the whole article and then you write whatever you want to posted rather than messing up yourself in Public.

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      • 7 July 2009 14:41, by Hillary B.M.L,M

        Do you mean DOSES can not be turn in to money? what is the work of black market?

        Be wide in understanding.

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