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Health ministers discuss health situation

Author : | Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A national conference is underway in Juba to review health policy that will address the deteriorating health situation in the country.

UN agencies and other humanitarian organizations have attributed the current health situation to the ongoing conflict which has led to displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians.

As a result of this population displacement, there has been reported cases of disease outbreaks especially for water borne diseases such as cholera.

The poor water, sanitation and hygiene conditions mainly in IDP camps, coupled with a shortage of health workers\healthcare providers, posed the health risks.

The two –day conference brings together all the health ministers from the ten states to share their experiences and health conditions in their respective areas.

Jonglei State Minister of Health Jean Michael told Eye Radio’s Sundown Show that the objective of the conference is to addresses human resource in health facilities at primary care level to improve health sector in the country.

This meeting is for the review of the health policy of south Sudan,” said Mr Michael. “If it works well, then we will strengthen where we think needs to be strengthened.”

Mister Michael also said that the meeting is attended by all the health partners of South Sudan.

He added that the conference on health will always be reviewed for the policy every four to five years.

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