Wau, 22 April, 2021 / 12:31 pm (ACI Africa).
South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Wau has partnered with Swiss Red Cross and South Sudan Red Cross to launch an eye care campaign in the country’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state in view of treating at least 500 patients with cataracts.
Speaking at Wau Teaching Hospital during the launch of the Eye Care Campaign Monday, April 19, Wau Catholic Diocesan Health Coordinator, Dr. Jurel Payii Mamur said that the operation, which has brought on board seven specialized doctors, will cover the entire South Sudanese Diocese for a period of two weeks.
“This Eye Care Campaign program was organized by the Health Department of the Catholic Diocese of Wau for all the areas under Wau Diocese, whether in Kuajok, Aweil or Wau Parish,” Dr. Jurel told the participants at the launch that was graced by Bishop Mathew Remijo and the State Health Minister, Dr. Vincent Taban.
Dr. Taban extended his appreciation to the Catholic Diocese of Wau for inviting the specialists from the country’s capital Juba and facilitating the activity together with partner organizations, which had come on board to offer the medical services.
He also thanked the South Sudanese doctors for what he referred to as voluntary support to the citizens of his administrative area.