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Jonglei residents have their eyesight restored at the ‘Lost Boys Clinic’


December 20, 2012 (DUK PAYUEL, Jonglei) – The eyesight of 286 patients has been restored by a team of 16 US doctors visiting the Duk Lost Boys Clinic in Jonglei state.

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After having her eyesight restored at the Duk Lost boys clinic in Duk Payuel, Nyapuke Nyuon speaks with the Sudan Tribune, December 20, 2012 (ST)

The clinic is run by the John Dau Foundation, a project championed by the so-called lost boys of Sudan in the US. 

The founder, John Dau, also known as Dhieu Deng Leek, told the Sudan Tribune from within the compound of Duk Lost Boys clinic in Duk Payuel payam [district] on Thursday that “the services we are delivering can bring peace to our people.”

The eye surgery for peace project will run for five years with doctors coming to Jonglei state annually. During the eight-day exercise, the John Dau Foundation transported eye patients from all counties of Jonglei state. The largest province in South Sudan has a notoriously poor road network, neccessitating some the patients to be airlifted to the clinic.

Opened in May 2007, the clinic is the only health facility of its kind in central Jonglei state. Villagers from the host county of Duk and neighboring counties of Uror, Twic East, Bor, Nyirol, Ayod and Pibor have benefited from its services. At least 75,000 people have visited the clinic in the last five years. 7,000 children were able to receive vaccinations and 200 mothers delivered under the care of trained nurses for the first time in the remote areas.

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Doctors visiting Duk Lost Boys clinic operate on eye patients in Duk Payuel, Jonglei, December 18, 2012 (John Dau Foundation)

“I said, maybe we can do it in this way: bringing blind Nuer, Murle, Dinka and other tribes to Duk, have doctors restore their eyesight together, so that they can see each other for the first time. This is what we can peace dividend. We tie eye surgery to peace,” said Dau.

Second chance

Patients who undergo eye operations at the Duk Lost Boys clinic are given sunglasses to slow allow them adapt to the light. Nyapuke Nyuon, a woman in her 70s, said she lost her sight in 1994. Nyapuke walked for 14 hours from her village to receive the treatment.

For the last 18 years, Nyapuke said she could not distinguish different colors.

“Now, I can see you face, your teeth and the clothes you are wearing. Before I came here, everything was black,” she said.

According to the John Dau Foundation a large crowd gathered in Pibor on Wednesday to witness blind men and women seeing once again.

Dau also said that peace in the state could be better achieved if its dividends are seen by its people, rather than with fruitless peace talks and negotiations.


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  • 21 December 2012 07:48, by MOHAMED ABDELATIF SAIED

    not only eyes problem, but south Sudan also imported HIV/AIDS
    from Uganda. you know when South Sudanese young men see these Musenveni left overs, they run after them lustfully. wait soon South Sudan will be a land of widows and orphans.
    will you also Ask your stupid American to come heal you fools Start building your health facilities. lazy nation,just sit and drink is the trophy the win every day

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    • 21 December 2012 07:51, by omoni jr.

      The same name used for the doom prophet.
      you are nothing but cursed devil.

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      • 21 December 2012 08:07, by MOHAMED ABDELATIF SAIED

        Hahahahaha, Omoni, if any one could be doom and evil, it should be you lol, because devil hart truth as well you do in the South Sudan. look just few out of many you did to people who speak truth.
        1. you kill Isaiah because he was speaking the truth.
        2. you knapped and torture Deng Athuai coz of Advocating for
        3.you expelled HR independent staff for reporting truth in Jongule’s disarm..

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    • 21 December 2012 08:06, by Jeti

      Idiot, I’ve diagnosed the disease you are suffering from, and it’s the disease called jealousy-envy. Huh, I know your grandma and grandpa have been blinds for some years and have no access to miracles happening in South Sudan. Next year, Jesus team of eyesight restoration will be in Duk County, Jonglei state, South Sudan again, so make sure you bring all your blind relatives.

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      • 21 December 2012 08:18, by MOHAMED ABDELATIF SAIED

        Jeti, your are Dinka Bor for sure now I know, but let me ask you one thing.Is your Duk county a new Jerusalem which prophets prophesied? no it is not. just bunch lies. what am tell u is that make use of your brain and build modern hospital not waiting for jesus’s mericle to come lazy boy. remember, jesus said, even the least thing he has he who don’t work will be taken away and given to he who wor

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        • 21 December 2012 08:38, by bakuluk

          read the article,who built the clinic,you are lunatic black arab,

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        • 21 December 2012 10:25, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

          @ Mohamed You are not God to judge whether that is lies or not " don’t judge such that you can’t be judge"

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          • 21 December 2012 11:07, by MOHAMED ABDELATIF SAIED

            your name show that you are still at dangerous age as a child boy.God judge mistakes not lies though lying is one of the mistakes God judge, am not judging rather telling you that you are a liar. learn to speak truth.

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    • 21 December 2012 08:25, by bakuluk

      hey you are insanity person.why do you have clinic where you wash your ass when you came back from SUDIA and you don’t want to talk about it.because you know it,your ass is full with shit and sperm you know they fuck you that why the call it ass.

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  • 21 December 2012 08:48, by dinkdong

    So, who is the founder, John Dau or Dhieu Deng Leek?

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  • 21 December 2012 09:42, by ngadodo

    By Ngadodo1,
    Yes, what lost boys doing is the positive things to community and Country at large, just leave alone those people who thinking theirs one can do right things meanwhile oppressing people like mr Koul manyang and others never going to have good leadership in there are life time what they’ re thinks how to steal the land for example from Murle community

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  • 21 December 2012 10:19, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    Well done Dheiu and your doctors this services had helped people of Jonglei state in particular those counties which are far away from medical facilities may the almighty God give you guys more funds to help the needy in our state and country as a whole.

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  • 3 April 2013 11:39, by stefan

    Jeti, your are Dinka Bor for sure now I know, but let me ask you one thing.Is your Duk county a new Jerusalem which prophets prophesied? no it is not. just bunch lies. what am tell u is that make use of your brain olejki do e-papierosów
    and build modern hospital not waiting for jesus’s mericle to come la

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    For the most furniture part, I am in agreement with bean bag chairs what you wrote. couch It’s certainly reading furniture what others have to say on the subject matter.homepagesofa

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  • 18 December 2013 15:24, by negruvoda

    I heard only good things about this clinic and because more and more Jonglei residents go here to restore their eyesight proves that the clinic is one of the best. This year I went only to gastroenterology NJ Clinic to treat my illness, but I would like to make a visit to this Clinic too.

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