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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 12 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c162

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Southern Sudan has world’s worst health: Southern Sudan still has some of the world’s worst health indicators five years after a precarious peace agreement, warns a new interagency report, Rescuing the Peace in Southern Sudan ( This is partly because it has not yet received the World Bank funding intended to finance its shattered health services. Charities delivering care in the region have had to focus on securing funding at the expense of healthcare provision, and many clinics are threatened with closure.

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