Opinion: South Sudanese vulnerability in the fight against coronavirus

By Emmanuel Malual

President Salva Kiir, the head of COVID-19 Task Force and Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the deputy head of COVID-19 Task Force demonstrating the use of a mask to prevent Coronavirus(Photo credit: supplied)

President Salva Kiir, the head of COVID-19 Task Force and Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the deputy head of COVID-19 Task Force demonstrating the use of a mask to prevent Coronavirus(Photo credit: supplied)

April 5, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — South Sudanese are vulnerable even simple cholera outbreak response sometimes is very slow which should generally focuses on medical aspects that are important to civil populations in the country like South Sudan.

The news were shocking when deputy chairperson of the COVID 19 Task Force, Dr. Riek Machar announced this at a press conference in juba this morning. The patient is said to be s a 29-year-old female UN staff who arrived from the Netherlands via Addis Ababa on 28th of February.

The vulnerability of tnw people of South Sudan is really worrying when coming to the level of the health’s practitioners. For the first since the dark days of bloody conflicts in South Sudan are bearing witness to the armed conflicts inter communal violence’s in the country like South Sudan

South Sudan are vulnerable due to lack of education in the country UNMISS staffs who are involved in all problems in South Sudan.

The Negative role of UN staffs infected nearly 800,000 Haitians have been infected by cholera since 2010 (as 2016) and more than 9,000 have died as Haitians judge urge judge to find UN culpable for Cholera outbreak that killed thousands.

Since the conflict in South Sudan UN has played negative as thousands of people have protested in South Sudan in major cities in South Sudan accusing the UN of arming rebels

Despite UN denied the arms were destined for rebels.but acknowledge it make a mistake transporting them by road. Lack of coronavirus testing kits will make it hard to for South Sudanese as patient who were confirmed to have the coronavirus were either sent to an isolation centers or hospital for more analysts in the country.

The role of media and media mainstreams in coronavirus pandemic The world as we known it has turned upside down. The coronavirus (COVID-19)pandemic is running rampant across the globe. And there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight ,

Let us used our social media platform as social media is one of the best ways to share news nowadays( it may be the only way for some people), especially if you are trying to alert people of something serious very quick manner. Whether it be COVID-19 news from individual states or news on a national scope. Social media gets the message where it needs to go.

The author is a concerned South Sudanese citizen living in Kenya. He can be reached via malualmakuach77@gmail.com


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