Wau, 20 February, 2021 / 1:50 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Doctors in South Sudan’s Diocese of Wau have launched a campaign at the Comboni hospital to operate goitre patients in ten days.
Wau Diocesan Health Coordinator, Dr. Jurel Payii Mamuor told members of the press Tuesday, February 16 that the campaign seeks to address the high need for thyroid surgery at the Western Bhar el Ghazal state of the East-Central African country.
“The goiter campaign is organized because of the need of the people in South Sudan especially in Western Bahr el Ghazal,” Dr. Jurel said, and added that the campaign, which is in its second phase starts in Wau at St. Daniel Comboni Catholic Hospital of the Catholic Diocese of Wau.
The Health Coordinator said the campaign would cover South Sudanese towns of Gogrial, Aweil and Lol.
A number of doctors in the ten-day campaign came from abroad to fill the gap in the country that does not have enough doctors specialized in the goitre disease, the medic said.