South Sudan

6 articles
Shedding Light on NTDs: Guinea Worm Disease
Jul 12, 2018 | Lauren Goodwin

  Historically referred to as “little dragons”, this week’s NTD is Guinea worm disease. Guinea worm is caused by a parasitic worm that causes severe...

The End of Guinea Worm?
Jan 17, 2016 | Colleen Nguyen

Last week, The Carter Center announced that only 22 cases of Guinea Worm occurred in 2015 [1]. This signals a significant drop from the 146 cases of...

Malaria Ravages South Sudan
Jan 10, 2016 | Colleen Nguyen

South Sudan is experiencing an ‘unprecedented’ outbreak of malaria, with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) stating that this...

Hepatitis E Outbreak in Sudanese Refugee Camps Leaves 16 Dead
Sep 17, 2012 | Steven Purcell

Refugees in South Sudan, having fled the ongoing civil war in Sudan, are faced with harsh living conditions and limited access to sanitary facilities...

Latest on Ebola, August 2, 9h20: Suspected Cases Rise in Uganda, Kenya Suspects Second Case
Aug 2, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Uganda: The WHO reports 16 deaths and 38 suspected cases in Kibaale, while the Ugandan Daily Monitor reports 50. Francis Mugerwa, author for the...

Nodding Syndrome in South Sudan
Jul 20, 2011 | Jane Huston

A mysterious disease continues to grow in three African countries, including recently independent South Sudan. Nodding syndrome, named for the...