Precarious peace has brought little improvement to health in southern Sudan, charity says

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 15 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1093
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

More than three years after warring factions in Sudan signed a peace agreement, “health needs in southern Sudan remain critical, and simmering tensions create a precarious security situation,” Médecins Sans Frontières said last week. Its report was issued to coincide with a conference in Norway bringing together countries and organisations that donate to Sudan.

The charity says that it is “struggling to maintain its primary healthcare services while reinforcing secondary care and emergency outbreak response. People continue to die from preventable diseases or curable conditions because of the shortage of clinics, trained medical staff, and medicines.”

The report …

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