Healthcare in South Sudan is jeopardised by attacks on hospitals

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 20 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3265
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

Improvement in health coverage in the world’s newest nation is being jeopardised by rising insecurity, including attacks on three hospitals in the past week.

When South Sudan became independent in July 2011, it had some of the world’s worst health indicators, including the highest rates of maternal and infant mortality.1 Only one in four people had access to health facilities, so …

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