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February 6, 2013 (BOR) - South Sudan, which has the worst maternal mortality rate in the world, opened a new a new maternity ward in Bor, the capital of the young nation’s largest state on Wednesday.

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South Sudan’s national minister of health Michael Milly Hussein opens a new maternal health facility in Bor, Jonglei state on 6 February 2013 (ST)

The minister of health, Michael Milly Hussein, officially opened the new facility, promising that 12 new health facilities would be built in Jonglei state as part of a plan to build 100 new health centres across South Sudan, but he did not give locations or a timeframe.

Also attending the event were Jonglei state’s governor, Kuol Manyang, who recently returned to Bor from Juba, doctors working for the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Abdi A Mohamed, Canadian International Agency representatives, and senior officials from the South Sudanese government.

The maternity ward facility was constructed using join funds from WHO and the International Organisation Agency.

“The shortage of health facilities is [a] general issue, but however, I do agree that Jonglei state is one of the states that suffered for the number of reasons,” the minister said.

Hussein said his ministry is particularly concerned with the health situation in Jonglei, which has been effected by inter-ethnic conflict and a rebellion in Pibor county in recent years.

“We have awarded Jonglei with 12 health centres to be contracted and I was talking to the state authorities so that they can give us the names of the counties, payams and bomas (districts) in which these health facilities can be constructed so that we enter them in to [the] final document of the contractors,” he said.

“The process of entering names into the system will help and strengthen the primary health care system and the reference system.”

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  • 8 February 2013 04:03, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    The more Bor developed,the more hate from nuer and murle lowlives,I think we Bor can do better by ourselves.the capital name should be Given to,Yuai,pibor or Gadiang.may this will dissolve their jealosy and increse thier sunken self-esteem.murle, when they held their meetings.they console themselves by saying that,they are going to get the share of dinka loots through raiding their cattle,El pollo

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    • 8 February 2013 04:08, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      speak beer tongue fluently,I have been in pibor four four good years.I know what they are about,war and their dislodgement is the only roadmap to guinene peace in the jungle state.

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    • 8 February 2013 06:34, by Nuer Empire

      Loko Elpollo:Bor have everything in the state,but are still backward! Bor is the name of your clan from Dinka and at the same time the name of the town ie Bor Town the town for Bor only.You even are rude to your Dinka brothers like Twic,Nyarweng,Padang let alone Nuer or the Cancer called Murele!You don’t need the development to move away beyond "Bor town."It should be good if the town is named as

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      • 8 February 2013 06:38, by Nuer Empire

        It should be good enough if the town is called Mading Town the original name that is known to everybody instead of segregatted Bor Town! Yes,Bor are under hates of every one in South Sudan as they are known as Majurimin(Criminals)either poletical criminals or any forms of criminality
        The Nuer Empire

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      • 8 February 2013 06:45, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        THE NAME OF MY CLAN IS NOT BOR,[BOR IN MY BOR DIALECT MEANS GENTILES] IF WE SAY BOORJUR,IT MEANS THE OVEROLE PUBLIC INCLUDING YOU.BECAUSE WE ARE THE HOST,WE GAVE YOU ALL THE JOBS,LAND AND WOMEN,BUT NONE SEEMS TO MAKE YOU LIKE US.OUR LAST OPTION WILL BE KICK YOUR ASS OUT OF BOR,SO WILL ENOUGH TIME FIGHT YOUR FOOD WARS.

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        • 8 February 2013 08:23, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          OMMISION,SO YOU HAVE ENOUGH TIME ON YOUR HAND TO FIGHT YOU FOOD WAR,NUER VS NUER,MURLE VS NUER.MIND YOU MR RUACH OR THIALING, MADING AND BOR HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TOGATHER,WHEN I WAS ABOY,BOR WAS ALSO MADING AND MADING LIKEWISE.ANY SEPERATION OF THESE TWO WORDS DON’T SOUND GOOD AT ALL.

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          • 8 February 2013 10:44, by Nuer Empire

            Loko:Bor means Aboor(flood).Don’t contradict your name and the meaning! Liar,Nuer will never fight each other for your information
            The Nuer Empire

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      • 8 February 2013 12:16, by MKee

        nuer emp,
        I don’t think names create problem. In other places around the world, towns, roads, universties, hospitals, states etc are named using person name. However people who use those faciilties accept it as theirs and this does create problem. Why it is according 2 U Bor Town a problem? The name belong to Bor but anyone living in Bor Town is not only from Bor. pls don’t hatred kill u.

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  • 8 February 2013 18:51, by SouthSudaneseviews

    I was told that, the meaning of name "Bor" is not "Flood". He was one of the Dinka tribe person who knows history of Dinka.

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    • 8 February 2013 22:14, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      YOU ARE RIGHT MAN,I DON’T WHERE THIS NUER BOY GET HIS MEANING FROM.BOR IS BOR,IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WATER OR FLOOD.

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