In Lainya, communities unite 16 Days of Activism with the need for health and hygiene

LAINYA - More than 1000 women, men and children in Lainya town undertook a three-kilometer walk to mark 16 Days of Activism.They had a dual objective: To raise awareness regarding the need to eliminate all forms of violence against women as well as poor hygiene conditions in the area which has an adverse effect on women’s health.“Women and girls in South Sudan have continued to suffer from abuse and conflict,”…

Health workers go on strike over unpaid allowances in Wau

Health workers including doctors at the Way Teaching Hospital in South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal state have laid down their tools protesting what they described as incomplete payment of the Covid-19 allowances.   About 400 workers at the main hospital said they expected to be paid 200,000 SSP Covid-19 allowances from the national ministry of health in Juba but instead they received way less.   Speaking to Radio Tamazuj…

Aweil East County runs out of medicine

Health authorities in Aweil East County in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State have said they have run out of lifesaving medicines and called for immediate intervention from the national and state governments.   Ring Yak, the Aweil East County health director, told Radio Tamazuj Monday that the medicine stock is currently running very low and cannot meet the increased demand by the patients.   “No, we did not receive any…

Sudan doctors count terrible tally of Khartoum dead and injured

While exact figures are still emerging, it is known that at least 40 people have died as a result of lethal force used by the Sudan military to disperse mass public protests and manifestations of civil disobedience, since a junta seized power in Sudan in a coup d’état on October 25. Wednesday November 17 marked the most lethal day, when at least 16 people died.The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors…

Two killed in Akobo revenge attack

Local authorities in Akobo County of Jonglei State said two people were killed in a revenge attack on Tuesday. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj, Gatwec Reat, the county commissioner, said the dead were waylaid and killed by a man avenging his brother who was killed a few years ago. “The killer is someone who suspected that his brother was killed by somebody from Chiengbur six years ago,” Commissioner Reat explained, “So,…

Over 300 blind people operated in Tonj South

A faith-based organization, Indeed Truth Church, in collaboration with doctors from Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, organized a week-long ophthalmologic surgery camp to correct blindness in Tonj South County, Warrap State.The Warrap State health minister, Abak Yel Madoot, revealed that the church-based hospital in Tonj South County operated over 300 patients from across the Bahr el Ghazal region who were suffering from various degrees of blindness."The government of Warrap state is…

15 confirmed dead in Sudan protest carnage

Overnight reports from the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors confirm that the death toll of civilians, after Sudan security forces fired on demonstrations with live ammunition yesterday, has risen to 15, while some of the wounded remain in critical condition. There have also been reports of security forces raiding hospitals and firing tear gas to prevent the wounded from being treated.Thousands of people took to the streets of Khartoum and…

New waves of COVID-19, haemorrhagic fever in Sudan as healthcare fails

Doctors report that health care is failing and in some cases “completely absent” in many parts of Sudan since Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan and a military junta seized power in a coup d’état on October 25. Daily updates by the Ministry of Heath on COVID figures have ceased, haemorrhagic fever is on the rise, and there are fears of a food gap in states where much agricultural production is performed…