Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

18 November 2012

Sudan: 'Health Conditions Deteriorating' in East Darfur

Labado — Residents from Labado area, Yassin locality in East Darfur, have complained about the deteriorating health conditions and educational services, Radio Dabanga was informed on Friday November 16.

Additionally, the residents have complained about the spread of diseases due to the lack of medicine and its high prices. A local resident told Radio Dabanga that the region is experiencing a significant deterioration in health services. He added that maternal health in particular is affected; explaining that many women die during childbirth.

The resident attributes the deterioration to the shortage in medical staff, as well as the lack of medicine and its high prices. He disclosed that the area is also suffering from a shortage of drinking water, adding that the price of two water tins has doubled (from one to two Sudanese Pounds).

It was added that the educational services in the region are deteriorating. The resident elaborated that a large number of fifth and sixth graders do not know how to read or write, he added to Radio Dabanga.

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