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China donates 1.5M USD, drugs to gov’t

Baak Wol, undersecretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs exchanging grand documents with Chinese Ambassador Xiang Dong (Photo by Kitab A Unango)

By Kitab A Unango

The People’s Republic of China yesterday donated a batch of anti-malaria drugs worth five million RMB Yuan and 1.5 million USD cash to the government.

The cash and drugs would be used to help the government to strengthen the ability to prevent and control epidemic diseases, treat patients timely and improve the public health services in the country.

Speaking at the signing ceremony yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Makur Koriom, undersecretary in the ministry of health said it was not the first time for the government of China to show solidarity to the people of South Sudan.

“The People’s Republic of China has been supporting the people of South Sudan long time ago. Because of that we have not experienced shortage of malaria drugs for the last four years”, Dr. Makur stated.

Dr. Makur pointed out that the money received in cash would be used to control the outbreak of cholera and threat of Ebola in the country.

“We have a thread of Ebola in places close to the border of Democratic Republic of Congo and we shall make sure that part of the money grand will be used to prevent the disease,” Makur added.

He revealed that the country has no cholera outbreak adding the government would make sure that the disease would also be eradicated with the grand donated by China.

In September 2014, Chinese government donated a batch of goods medicines, auxiliaries, consumables and medical appliances worth 10 million RMB Yuan to the Kiir Mayardit women’s hospital and in September 2015, China also donated three hundred thousand dollars to the government to eliminate cholera in the country.

In his remarks, Xiang Dong Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan said his government would continue supporting the government.

“China attaches great important to the bilateral friendly cooperation with South Sudan and will continue, within its capacity, providing strong support to South Sudan in humanitarian aid, state building and social economic development,” he stated.

 

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