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JUBA - 12 Feb 2018

Health official reports shortage of Hepatitis drugs in South Sudan

Health officials in South Sudan say there is an acute shortage of medication for Hepatitis C and other serious diseases due to the financial crunch across the country.

The director of medical Supplies in the national health ministry, Dr. Bortelo Oghisa, said that the government does not have finances to purchase the medicine.

Oghisa further said the ministry received 3,000 tons of medical supplies on Thursday from Troika countries, supplies that will last three months in all the states.

He said the supplies will be distributed to 22 states in greater Equatoria, Bahr el Ghazal and the disputed Abyei area. The remaining in greater Upper Nile, he said, will be supported by the World Bank.