Wau, 24 March, 2023 / 8:56 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Diocese of Wau in South Sudan has partnered with Juba University’s School of Medicine to conduct an eye care campaign in the country’s Western Bahr el Ghazal State targeting more than 200 patients with cataracts.
In a March 23 message shared with ACI Africa, the Health Coordinator of Wau Diocese, Dr. Jurel Payii Mamur, said that the examination, which has brought on board eight specialized doctors, will cover the entire South Sudanese Diocese for a period of ten days.
“There are currently more than two hundred people ready for the examination and many others are still coming from various places across the county,” Dr. Jurel said.
He added, “There are eight doctors carrying out the examination in Raja County of the Catholic Diocese of Wau. The doctors include four from the Diocese of Wau and four from the University of Juba for eye examinations.”
Wau Diocese Health Services Coordinator expressed concern that many people have lost sight in the area, noting that the examination is aimed at finding out the real cause of blindness.