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WHO takes health care services directly to South Sudan’s flood-affected communities ...

“The recent flooding has made access to healthcare difficult from our village to Mankien town as we have been cut off because of the devastating floods”, said Mrs Angelina Nyapiny Ter, a 68-year-old woman from Pibor village.

“Thanks to the World Health Organization, the mobile medical service in Mayom County has given us a breath as the service has been brought to our village hence we do not have to walk 3-5 kilometers to access health services”.

Kenya embarks on new approach to prioritize future TB actions

The Ministry of Health, Kenya, has embarked on a new, robust approach to evaluate evidence for informing the next National Strategic Plan on Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Health (2019-2023). A workshop, convened from April 17- 19 2017, reviewed consolidated national data and incorporated the extensive evidence base of critical studies and surveys on the TB situation. This was done to identify root causes of the epidemic, establish priorities and map out future actions.