South Sudan installs health screening facility at main airport

South Sudan

South Sudan’s ministry of health on Friday installed a modern facility at the main airport in the capital Juba to boost screening of infectious diseases like yellow fever and seasonal flu.

Victoria Anib Majur, South Sudan’s deputy minister of Health, said the screening facility at Juba International Airport will minimize the risk of cross-border transmission of diseases, enhance safe travel and trade.

Majur said the International Health Regulations requires States parties to designate and maintain core capacities at international airports, ports and designate ground crossings points and implement specific public health measures required to manage a variety of public health risks.

“We saw how the border situation was, and we are not very happy about the situation there, we have been putting a lot of effort to make sure we have a facility like this on the Nimule border so that health activities in Nimule are taken care of,” said Majur. Enditem

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