Saturday 19 October 2013 October 18, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan has stepped up efforts in response to last month’s outbreak of the deadly Polio epidemic in the country, the health ministry said. A woman, paralysed by polio, crawls to a water point in the Li-Rangu (...)
Tuesday 1 October 2013 September 30, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan health ministry has declared a national health emergency in the country following an outbreak of Polio, four years after is was declared free from the infection. A medical worker vaccinates a (...)
Thursday 6 September 2012 By Bonifacio Taban Kuich
September 5, 2012 (BENTIU) - Unity State health officials and the World Health Organization are struggling to contain an outbreak of Kala azar, a disease spread by sand fly bites, in Koch County, 90 kilometres (...)
Wednesday 1 May 2013 April 30, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s Ministry of Health has declared an outbreak of Meningitis in Upper Nile state, after the disease reportedly killed two people in its Malakal county.
At least 38 suspected cases, the ministry said (...)
Tuesday 17 April 2012 April 16, 2012 (JUBA) - South Sudanese MPs in the country’s parliament in Juba have agreed to give 10% of their salary to country’s military as the fighting against the Sudanese army in disputed oil-rich border areas approaches its third (...)
Friday 2 August 2013 By Bonifacio Taban Kuich
August 1, 2013 (BENTIU) - Health officials in South Sudan’s Unity state have launched a campaign to encourage women to adopt better breast feeding habits for the benefit of their children. Patients at the (...)
Friday 4 October 2013 October 2, 2013 (JUBA) – The health ministry and World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday announced an outbreak of Measles in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, a day after a Polio spate in the country prompted an emergency declaration. (...)
Monday 20 February 2012 By Julius N. Uma
February 19, 2012 (JUBA) — South Sudan’s health ministry on Friday declared the young country meningitis free and denied media reports that an outbreak of the disease had occurred.
The seven month old country lies in (...)
Wednesday 18 July 2012 July 17, 2012 (JUBA) - Unspecified billions of taxpayers’ money went unaccounted for in 2008, either through dubious award of contracts to unregistered companies or inflated payrolls in South Sudan government ministries and agencies, an (...)
Friday 15 March 2013 March 13, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan and several international partners have signed an agreement which recommits them to the fight and control of malaria in the new country by 2018.
The five-year program, spearheaded by the ministry (...)
Women play a central role in peace 2014-03-10 07:18:26 By John Kerry
March 8, 2014 - International Women's Day is more than a moment marked on a calendar. It is a day not just to renew our determination to make the world a more peaceful and (...)
UNMISS head of mission must heed calls to step down2014-03-08 11:44:51 By Rose Sakala
March 7, 2014 - The calls by the South Sudanese for the Head of the UN Mission ( UNMISS) to step down ought to be taken seriously for it is their prerogative to determine who is (...)
Khartoum: really out of the terrorism business?2014-03-08 11:33:53 By Eric Reeves
March 7, 2014 - Given the U.S. intelligence community's eager relationship with Khartoum, it would be convenient if the National Islamic Front/National Congress Party regime were (...)