A laboratory technician draws blood from a child to test for malaria at an outreach post in Lologo Central Equatoria State, supported by WHO to mark World Malaria Day25 April 2013 – Every year, countries over the world commemorate World Malaria Day. South Sudan joined the rest of world to commemorate and renew its commitments to ensuring a malaria-free country by 2016.
To support malaria control efforts in South Sudan, WHO provided the Ministry of Health with 3000 first response malaria rapid tests, 2700 doses of first-line ACTs (artesunate and amodiaquie) drugs, two large outdoor tents, first aid kit with IV fluids and cash worth US$ 5000.
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The State Minster of Health H.E. Jehan Deng shows off the key for the new maternity ward moments after receiving it from Dr Abdi Aden Mohamed, WHO Representative for South Sudan, the Canadian Ambassador to South Sudan Nick Coghan and the contractor who built the maternity ward7 February 2013 – Nine months after starting work in Bor State hospital, WHO has handed over a fully-equipped maternity ward to Jonglei State health authorities. The new ward, built by WHO with funds from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), is a 40-bed health facility with modern maternity equipment. The ward comprises two operating theatres, a labour suite, procedure room, emergency room, neonatal unit and eight cubicles each with four beds. Other facilities include: a recovery room, sluice rooms, waste room, consultation rooms, doctor’s room, sterile equipment room, reception and nine wash rooms.
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