World Bank donates items to Al-Shabah hospital

By Tereza Jeremiah Chuei

The World Bank Country Office in Juba has donated in-kind contributions to children in Al-Sabah Children’s Hospital.

The World Bank had supplied the hospital with medical and non-medical items.

The three-month drive was recently organized by the World Bank to support the Hospital with assorted items which included bandages, oxygen concentrators, syringes, blankets, sheets, chairs and food packages.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, Firas Raad the World Bank Country Manager for South Sudan said that, what they gave was a self-giving.

“Over the last few months, as you know this is a self-giving we had a discussion as World Bank on what we should do as staff members and (as such) Al-Sabah hospital was one of the key institution that was identified to be (supported) and that is when we started to mobilize and organize this (contribution) and we prioritized Al-Sabah,” Raad said.

According to reports, Al-Sabah children hospital treats around 55,000 children per year.

It also serves as the only pediatric referral center for children in South Sudan.

It has around 170 beds and typically admits more children than its hosting capacity.

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