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Gov’t committed to accord

The Vice President Dr. James Wani Igga (R) cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony (Photo by Kitab A Unango)

By Kitab A Unango

The Vice President Dr. James Wani Igga has assured South Sudanese that the government was committed to the implementation of the recent peace deal.

Dr. Igga said this during the launching of South Sudan Health Emergency Centre that would help coordinate emergency health issues in the country.

The public Health Emergency Centre is the first of its kind in the history of South Sudan that will be used to coordinate resources and manage viral diseases outbreak in the country.

The centre would also help the efforts to manage and control Ebola not to enter the country and to manage other diseases such as HIV, Malaria and Meningitis.

According to the World Health Organization, one of the challenges impeding the control and managing Ebola was insecurity in areas bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo where there have been continuous reports of the disease.

In midst September, the government and Opposition groups signed a final peace deal in Addis Abba, Ethiopia to end all forms of hostilities in the country.

However, there has been continued violations of the agreement leading to perpetuating insecurity in some parts of Equatoria bordering DR Congo where Ebola could possibly enter South Sudan.

Responding to one of the challenges facing the Ministry of Health and partners in controlling Ebola in the country. Dr. Igga said soon security will improve to allow access to remote areas in the country to fight off the disease.

“The government has signed the peace agreement and we are committed to implement the agreement. Very soon security is going to improve, economy will improve, food production will also improve,” Dr. Igga assured.

The event was held at South Sudan Public Health Laboratory on Monday in Juba.








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