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Minister assesses Malakal health situation

By William Madouk

National minister of health, Yolanda Awel Deng last week visited Malakal town in Upper Nile State to measure the general health situation of returnees and internally displaced persons.

The visit aimed at assessing the health status in Malakal town and further give moral support to health staff in the state.

“I visited the Upper Nile State capital, Malakal, to assess the general health situation, the living conditions of the IDPs and returnees from Sudan, as well as the health facilities,” said Yolanda.

She applauded the health partners who are filling the gap and supporting the health care of the population in Malakal and the country at large.

Ms. Yolanda was accompanied by the Undersecretary in the Ministry of Health, Ader Machar Aciek, and representatives from donors, WHO, and UNICEF.

The Upper Nile State is one of the states that has been the worst hit by natural disasters such as flooding, post-conflict impacts, and the recent influx of returnees from Sudan.

This has created huge concern and anxiety for health authorities, as the local population is living in squalid conditions with many kinds of diseases.

The team showed solidarity with the population and assured them of future support while empowering the team of health workers on the ground to continue giving emergency services to the population.


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