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South Sudan minister: Health is priority in Unity state

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By Bonifacio Taban Kuich

February 23, 2011 (BENTIU) - South Sudan’s minister of health visited Unity state, for the first time since his appointment last year, to assess what kinds of services are being delivered by the local state health ministries across South Sudan.

Luka Monoja’s visit to Unity state is to show that health is a top priority for the government of South Sudan.

He added that health promotion is very important. He especially highlighted the health issues related to pregnancy and the incidents of deaths during pregnancy.

“All our women and our young ladies who are going to form their families our duty is grantee them to give them a better healthy life”, Monoja’s said.

Monoja said, his visit to Unity state is to witness what kinds of services are delivered at Bentiu hospital and what is missing.

The minister told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday: “We need a commitment for ourselves that 2011 we achieves this, 2012 we achieve this and 2013 we achieve this because health is for all, but is also everybody business, health is not the work of doctors alone, health is not the work for minister alone, health is for all of us”.

Monoja said Unity state is well known for its oil production, from which the government of South Sudan generates most of its income. He said that the people deserve more services. He added Unity state is the mother board of all ten South Sudan states for it richness of oil production.

The minister urged health workers to cooperate with the state ministry of health to deliver good services to all citizens in the state.

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  • 24 February 2011 05:55, by Koang

    Of course, health and Security are top tasks need to be looked into, if not, poor citizens are going to suffer in hand of South Sudan. newly independent country.
    Doctors need increment or wages-lncrease to motivate them to do their duties effectively.

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  • 24 February 2011 05:58, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

    Eventhought you scure their treadment. you can not treat their ill thinking of food loving/nyagatism what a hypocrit pll.
    Good for them.

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    • 24 February 2011 08:01, by Kuet Teny

      The visit of GoSS Health minister is nothing but to fetch money from Unity State as usually being done by all other GoSS MINISTERS include Kiir himself.

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      • 24 February 2011 10:48, by Gatdit Kol

        My friend you are very correct on that point.These ministers who are always coming from Juba are not really working for the nation but for their children.When they kow that there is no money in Juba they come to states and take all the money of states which can be used for development.

        How can the development go ahead.SHAME ON THEM.Unity state is the best followed by Upper Nile state in time of development.But Jonglei is the poorest amongst the South Sudan states because it is governed by a GREEDY GOVERNOR who doesn’t care for his people.Counties in Jonglei are like Bomas in other states.

        We don’t know what we can do against this stupid greedy governor.There will be a time in which he will leave the throne.Look at him he looks like an albino.

        SHAME ON THIS ALBINO WHO LIKES MONEY MORE THAN ANY OTHER HUMAN IN THE WORLD.He refused to increase the salaries of his people in the state.

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    • 24 February 2011 08:54, by actiongatkuoth

      you !!!!!!!

      dinka domminated spla,

      please never attempt to insult the great nation.
      which is NAATH NATION.
      define your name dinka is it not kuany ibelieve itis (kuany)

      please are you normal?????????????
      i believe you are abnormal.
      who are wealth greedy is it not dinka ??????????
      dinka running after food money and so on.
      do you get what happen in lake state ????????
      if you get it how schame ful on you dinka;
      sorry!!!!!!!!! sorry !!!!!!!!!!may God help you becuase you don’t known what you are doing

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    • 24 February 2011 13:31, by Koang

      Dinka Dominated Spla.
      You know less , why do you run your big mouth? idiot.
      conduct your empty mind which thinks nothing but Dinka spla, and Garang vission.........Go to hell!
      Now see Gen. Kiir vision, let by gone be by gone.....loook at the side bright of the future or else you won’t learn any thing in history, Nuer name is something you talking about always, we like that, tell it to you grand, grand sons......we are men. We teach fools to learn to do right.

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  • 24 February 2011 14:04, by JOINET

    To my wonder, why h.minister focus alone on pregancy while Hiv/ADS and TB are finished people here Unity state.

    will women get pregancy while Hiv/AIDS is seriouly affecting the populations.

    more awareness need to be done to the people.

    this state is mostly affecting because it has its having oil

    M.

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    • 24 February 2011 15:11, by Kuet Teny

      You’re right, JOINET. HIV/AIDS is really getting ride of people here in Unity State but State authority is not seeing this catastrophic issue that might destroy the future potential of the State; that is youth.Every new Go SS appointed minister, his/her first foot step visit is always Unity State. They do so and never promise once a single RAKOBA/ TUKUL to serve as health cent re for the local population. You analyze from his speech that his visit is for money only. DEATH ON MONEY SEEKERS AND BLESS TO PEOPLE OF UNITY STATE.

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  • 24 February 2011 20:51, by Janafil

    Why only Unity state? what about other states, Health in the South Sudan here is the last to be thought of, now that you are just talking about state headquarter, why don’t you go visiting the counties. All the ministries of health are sleeping or they just secure their plate and that is all, If iam lying tell me do we have any ministor of health who order the umbulance one time to counties where most vunerable are? Shame on you all the ministers of GOSS, the war with arab using arms has ended but the war that remain is the war of diseases but non of the Government officails is thinking of that. You better stay eat and sleep and wait for your death, even those health workers in the Counties are non of ministry concern, it’s even nonsense to visit and talk to health workers that you are not paying and trying to advise them to care for the health of the people and here in the GOSS you getting salary that can paid 20 staffs.
    We are going to elect people that cares about the life of people but not those who don,t care like you who are in the current Government/.\

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