20.2 C
Brisbane
Friday, September 18, 2020

UN expands South Sudan’s COVID-19 treatment center with partners

Must read

Rwanda: Tanzania, Rwanda to Resolve Cross Border Trade Hurdles

TANZANIA and Rwanda have agreed to meet at the end of this month to discuss and address various bottlenecks that impede smooth...

Progress on South Sudan peace agreement ‘limps along’

Progress on implementing the South Sudan peace agreement is halting partially due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a special representative of...

Burundi: New Government, but no progress insight on the human rights front

Following the 2020 presidential, legislative and local elections, the fifteen-year presidency of Pierre Nkurunziza came to a close and a new era...

Kenya: Military Demand for Land Puts Northern Kenya’s Farmers On Edge

Villagers say the military is taking over vital grazing land, forcing them to compete with neighbouring communities for pasture

The World Health Organization has teamed up with WFP and other partners to support South Sudan’s health ministry to upgrade and equip the Dr. John Garang Infectious Diseases Unit to provide supportive treatment for severe and critical COVID-19 patients.

JUBA, May 17 (Xinhua) — The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday it has teamed up with WFP and other partners to support South Sudan’s health ministry to upgrade and equip the Dr. John Garang Infectious Diseases Unit (IDU) to provide supportive treatment for severe and critical COVID-19 patients.

Olushayo Olu, WHO Representative for South Sudan, said the expansion of the IDU which started mid last month has augmented the bed capacity in the IDU from 24 to 82 to bridge the demand gaps for admission.

“As the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolves, caring for prevention of the disease and caring for those who are sick, in the safest manner possible, is our top priority,” Olu said in a statement issued in Juba.

He said due to the unprecedented public health situation of COVID-19, the global response to the pandemic requires partner organizations to work together to deal with the challenges which may lie ahead.

“Public health emergencies put health systems and their ability to deliver health care services under strain,” he added.

Olu noted that WHO will continue to support the Ministry of Health in enhancing the COVID-19 response through strengthening national and sub-national coordination, surveillance and contact tracing, laboratory testing, procurement of supplies as well as training health workers.

The new 82-bed capacity treatment unit has a temperature-controlled dispensing pharmacy and a fully equipped laundry to boost infection prevention and control. ■

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Rwanda: Tanzania, Rwanda to Resolve Cross Border Trade Hurdles

TANZANIA and Rwanda have agreed to meet at the end of this month to discuss and address various bottlenecks that impede smooth...

Progress on South Sudan peace agreement ‘limps along’

Progress on implementing the South Sudan peace agreement is halting partially due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a special representative of...

Burundi: New Government, but no progress insight on the human rights front

Following the 2020 presidential, legislative and local elections, the fifteen-year presidency of Pierre Nkurunziza came to a close and a new era...

Kenya: Military Demand for Land Puts Northern Kenya’s Farmers On Edge

Villagers say the military is taking over vital grazing land, forcing them to compete with neighbouring communities for pasture

Kenyans, cry less over pipeline

Ever since Uganda in April 2016 announced it would build the pipeline to export its crude oil through the Tanzanian seaport of...