AFRICA/SUDAN - Precarious health and rains proliferate diseases in refugee camps in Darfur

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 displaced persons  

Nyala (Agenzia Fides) - The rainy season in North Darfur has announced new outbreaks of malaria, typhoid and jaundice among the displaced. A note sent to Agenzia Fides says that one of the coordinators of the Sortony camp in Kabkabiya has asked the authorities to take urgent action to provide medicines and health care since numerous deaths among the population have already been registered. The statement says that in the state capital of El Fasher, citizens have complained about the poor health conditions caused by the deterioration of health services, the precarious health care, and lack of basic life-saving drugs in hospitals . Medical personnel, including doctors, interns and specialists, have been on strike since 28 July in El Fasher as a sign of protest due to the deterioration of medical services and the lack of salaries to hospital employees. The state government has dismissed and removed them away from hospitals. In response, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors has condemned and denounced the decision of the government of North Darfur and hospital leaders in El Fasher, warning that this is an injustice. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 07/09/2016)