(UPDATE 21/03/2017 09:00) More than 47 people have been infected with cholera in El Gallabat locality in eastern Sudan between Friday and Monday. A patient succumbed to the disease last week.
The woman died in El Jinan, El Gallabat West locality, on Thursday, where three people were also infected with the disease.
Today, as the world celebrates International Women’s Day, women leaders across Sudan and Darfur speak to Radio Dabanga of the complex social situations faced by women in the country, who are still vulnerable to violence, counter-violence and serious violations of privacy.
The rate of cholera infections in El Gedaref has shown a slight decrease during the weekend. One of the affected areas registered a total of 50 cases as of Thursday.
A health source confirmed that no health centres or hospitals in the state have registered new infected people on Friday and Saturday. Also the isolation centre in El Gireisha locality have not witnessed any new cases during the past days.
Eight cases remain in El Gireisha centre, the source reported, with 42 people who have recovered from cholera recently.
A medical convoy, containing mobile clinics for early screening for cancer, testing for HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases, has arrived in the South Darfur capital. 5,000 patients are planned to be treated.
The convoy took six days to arrive in Nyala from Katila locality, and includes 18 specialists, general doctors and paramedics.
About 2,000 families that fled various areas of Darfur’s Jebel Marra to the Sinar area ten months ago face an acute shortage of food and cover.
The families fled the clashes between the government and the armed movements and fled to Sina area, which is under the control of the armed movements. are facing acute shortage of food, medicines and cover.
A number of those who fled told Radio Dabanga that since their arrival in Sina, they have not received any food aid or medicines which led to the prevalence of malnutrition among the elderly and children.