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Coronavirus – South Sudan: UNMISS donates ambulance to COVID-19 task force in Kodok, Upper Nile State

Coronavirus – South Sudan: UNMISS donates ambulance to COVID-19 task force in Kodok, Upper Nile State

HEALTH
JUBA, South Sudan, August 22, 2020/ -- The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has handed over a vehicle to the COVID-19 task force committee in Kodok in Upper Nile State. It will be used as an ambulance and will facilitate the movement of local health workers. “This car will help us and our citizens in in a big way. Without a vehicle, it has been difficult for us to manage emergency cases here,” said Olao Alwong, director general at the ministry of health in the now defunct Fashoda State. While no infections have been recorded in the Fashoda-Kodok area, the strategic location of the place makes local authorities nervous about what might come. “We are near Malakal [the second biggest city of South Sudan] and they have cases of COVID-19. We also have many traders coming here fro...
Coronavirus – South Sudan: Female prisoners in Wau receive medicines, hygiene kits thanks to UNMISS peacekeepers from Bangladesh

Coronavirus – South Sudan: Female prisoners in Wau receive medicines, hygiene kits thanks to UNMISS peacekeepers from Bangladesh

AFRICA
JUBA, South Sudan, July 28, 2020/ -- In Western Bahr El Ghazal, UNMISS peacekeepers have taken the motto of leaving no one behind to heart as they continuously support the national-led COVID-19 response.Ever since the pandemic began, cramped conditions in prisons have been a worldwide concern, in light of the fact that physical distancing is one of the most important protective measures approved by the World Health Organization, along with wearing facemasks, frequently washing hands and so forth.In an effort to alleviate health concerns in Wau Central Prison, UNMISS peacekeepers from Bangladesh recently handed over assorted medications, facemasks, soaps, sanitary napkins and clothes to the female wing of the prison.“UNMISS peacekeepers conducted a detailed sensitization among female inmat...