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Crisis in western Sudan is delaying help for south of country

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7454.1456-c (Published 17 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1456
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Last month's outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever renewed concern that decades of war and neglect have made southern Sudan a reservoir for exotic diseases, yet plans to rebuild the country's shattered health service in the wake of peace talks are being undermined by the crisis in Darfur, western Sudan.

    The outbreak occurred just as an agreement was being concluded to end 21 years of conflict, leading to renewed urgency in plans for postwar reconstruction. UN secretary general Kofi Annan told the Security Council: “Generations of Sudanese people have known nothing but …

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