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By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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South Sudan cholera outbreak spreads, nears 1500 cases

The crisis in South Sudan progressively gets worse as the security situation gets worse in parts of Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states.  Clashes, sporadic shootings and fighting ongoing, some humanitarian workers More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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South Sudan cholera outbreak grows, 670 cases in Juba

The cholera outbreak that was declared by the South Sudan Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organization three weeks ago in Juba, has blossomed to hundreds of cases and two dozen deaths, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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Crisis in South Sudan: conflict, famine and cholera

The conflict in South Sudan, which began in mid-December 2013, has left a third of the population severely food insecure. Many people are unable to farm, tend to their livestock and feed their families. According More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Catholic diocese in South Sudan forced to evacauate as violence and looting hits hospitals and pharmacies

The South Sudanese Malakal diocese has been evacuated as many areas there have been “completely destroyed” following violence committed by rebel forces, reports Catholic News Agency. “We have lost everything More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
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Warning of a major food security and nutrition crisis in South Sudan

PRESS RELEASE 5 February 2014, Rome – FAO today warned of a major food security and nutrition crisis in South Sudan, where some 3.7 million people are now facing acute or emergency levels of food insecurity. South More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Carter Center: 148 Guinea worm cases were reported worldwide in 2013

PRESS RELEASE The Carter Center announced today that 148 Guinea worm cases were reported worldwide in 2013. These provisional numbers, reported by ministries of health in the remaining four endemic nations and More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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South Sudan reports three polio cases, first since 2009

South Sudan health ministry officials have declared a  national health emergency in the country following an outbreak of polio that has infected at least three children, according to a Sudan Tribune report.   South More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 27th, 2013
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Sudan protests leave at least 50 dead as security forces battle activists

Sudanese security forces have killed at least 50 protesters with shots to the head or chest, two rights groups said on Friday, challenging the authorities’ narrative of the worst unrest in Sudan’s central regions More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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Africa: 9,200 meningitis cases reported in ‘meningitis belt’ during first five months, lowest number reported in past decade

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Alert and Response today, for the first five months of 2013, 9,249 suspected cases of meningitis, including 857 deaths, have been reported from 18 of the 19 More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 31st, 2013
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Doctors Without Borders vaccinate over 130,000 in South Sudan against meningitis A

In an effort to contain a meningococcal meningitis outbreak in South Sudan, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), in collaboration with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health vaccinated a total More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 11th, 2013
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UN agency announces meningitis vaccination campaign in South Sudan

Responding to a meningococcal meningitis outbreak in South Sudan’s Upper Nile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced they will carry out a vaccination campaign where the dangerous bacterial infection More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 16th, 2013
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Death toll from South Sudan hepatitis E outbreak up to 111

In a follow-up to a story two weeks ago, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday said that an outbreak of hepatitis E has affected more than 6,000 people in South Sudan refugee camps since July and added that 111 More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
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Update: Doctors Without Borders treats nearly 4,000 refugees for hepatitis E in South Sudan

In a follow up to a report earlier this week, the epidemic of hepatitis E is escalating across refugee camps in South Sudan’s Maban County, according to a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 31st, 2013
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UN: More than 3,300 South Sudan refugees infected with hepatitis E

The UN refugee agency has reported a surge in the number of cases of Hepatitis E in the four refugee camps near the South Sudan border, according to a recent UNHCR press release. Image/CIA The UN agency says 3,319 More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Sudanese refugees facing hepatitis E outbreak, 16 killed

The South Sudan in the midst of government forces clashing with rebels, a mass influx of refugees are fleeing as fast as possible. Image/CIA Faced with unimaginable violence, the exodus has began, but with this More...


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