A health sector stakeholders’ workshop currently underway in Juba has recommended that urgent funding is needed to address the problem that has greatly hit most states in the semi-autonomous region.
Participants at the workshop organised by the Southern Sudan Health Nutrition and Empowerment (SHiNE) has drawn participants from Warrap, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Unity states.
The workshop is discussing among others the possible ways of combating malnutrition amongst children below the age of five, women empowerment, childhood diseases and food security.
The SHiNE project is being sponsored by among others the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Adventists Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), Food for Peace (FFP) and other development partners.
The SHiNE Chief of Party Idrissa Kamara said concerted efforts of all stakeholders as well as enough funds are needed to completely eradicate malnutrition in the semi-autonomous region.
SHiNE is a consortium of four international non- governmental organisations and two universities. With ADRA being the lead agency. Others include Food for the Hungry, Malaria Consortium, Concern World Wide, Johns Hopkins University and Loma Linda University.