SSHCO Works to Revamp Healthcare System in Jonglei State

After the formation of South Sudan’s Jonglei State in October 2015, newly appointed Gov. Philip Aguer Panyang introduced a manifesto for state reconstruction that included the goal of building a stronger healthcare infrastructure. South Sudan is combating low vaccination rates, a deadly malnutrition problem, and a 7 percent infant mortality rate. “Nearly 46 percent of children receive no vaccinations during the first 12 months of their lives,” said Jacob Atem, co-founder of the Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization (SSHCO). Gov. Aguer’s plan for......

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