Malaria Outbreak Reported In Jonglei State

Duk County Commissioner Elijah Mochnom Wuor. [Gurtong | File]

“The number we reported to WFP was around 10,000 households, the actually number which are now leaving in the county is 85 per cent out of the affected figure of 10,000 households,” said Duk County Commissioner Elijah Mochnom Wuor.

In July the flood displaced residents in Panaru, Payuel, Duk-Padiet, Mareng, Panyang and Pagak.

“The people are now still waiting for the medicines since June and as I am talking now there is outbreak of the malaria diseases in the area,” he said.

He said the county has only one hospital and three clinics and only Payuel Clinic is working.

“We have the lost boy clinic in the area; it is the only clinic the community is depending on including the NGOs in the county, a part from that we have the clinic in Duk Padiet but no drugs, we have also one in Poktap and one in Pakam and all of them are not functioning due to over flooding,” he said.

He said there is no mobility and taking drugs in rainy season can only be done by a helicopter.

 “I received the message from Pibor County commissioner that the militia groups are moving towards the areas of Bor, Twic East and Duk Counties. And this morning I heard that there are some foot prints coming toward these areas and the South Sudan army is now following them,” Wuor said.

“The SPLA are ready but I talked to the executive director so that they keep patrolling between Poktap, Panyang and Padiet and the areas around,” he said.

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