31 December 2012

Sudan: Almalha Residents Complain About Spread of Diseases

Photo: Peter Martell/IRIN
Patients suffering from kala azar disease in North Darfur (file photo).

Al Malha — The locality of Almalha in North Darfur is suffering from spreading diseases such as 'kala azar', typhoid, abdominal pains as well as the prevalence of malnutrition, lack of health care services and high prices of medicine.

Citizens told Radio Dabanga that the region has recently witnessed a spread in 'kala azar' disease, especially in the area of Jebel Issa in addition to rising malnutrition and paralysis among children.

A source stated that diseases such as kidney problems, abdominal pains and typhoid are also spreading and attributed the emergence to water pollution and poor health care services. He added that the rising spread of diseases is also due to the instability of available doctors in locality, as a result of a conflict with the local authorities as well as the high prices of medicine.

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