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STAFF WRITER (JUBA) The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Juba, Professor John Akec, issued an administrative order NO. 28/2020/A/28 for the formation of the University of Juba COVID-19 Pandemic Response Technical subcommittee.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an ongoing pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.  It then spread to other regions of the world, and as of early March 2020, more cases of the disease have been reported in over 190 countries and territories, claiming a lot of lives and infecting many people.

This has called for worldwide sensitization and preparedness for countries where cases have not yet been reported.

The formation of this subcommittee came as a result of the resolution agreed when the Senior Management held a meeting on 23/March of 2020. In the meeting, it was agreed that the Vice-Chancellor should form two subcommittees.

In the order, the committees will be tasked with ‘protection of staff and students of the University of Juba.’ In addition, the committee will advise the government of South Sudan in its response to COVID-19 Pandemic,’ added Prof Akec.

The two subcommittees will comprise 23 members who will be headed by Dr. Mayen Achiek who also serves as the Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Juba. He will be deputized by Dr. Kenneth Lado Lino while Dr. Akway Cham Medho will serve as the secretary. The following are members of the committees; Dr. Oromo Francis, Dr. Elijah Maluk, Dr. Shenkel Riak Hanak, Dr. Joseph Badys Mayeka, Dr. Joseph Wani Laku, Dr. Angelina Bazugba, Dr. Andrew Kiri, Ms. Clara Stephen Guys, Ms. Tino Ayul Deng, Ms. Ayei Madut Ring, Dr. Salah Kadhir Jubara, Dr. Christopher Tombe Lewis, Dr. Awad Kheiralla, Dr. Marshall Olal Johnson, Dr. Moses Hassan Tiel, Ms. Julia Jadala, Yar Mayen Manyuon, Atem Bul, Angelo Ajuong and chairperson of Juba University Medical Students’ Association.

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