21 January 2013

South Sudan: 286 People Regain Sight in Jonglei State

About two hundred and eighty six (286) people in Duk County of Jonglei state have fully regained their sight from complete blindness after treatment by professional doctors brought from the United States of America through the support from Ambassadors Group.

This was announced last Friday by the chairperson of the Ambassadors Group, Mr.Dhieu Deng Leak after a short meeting with the minister for Information and Broadcasting, Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin. He said this is for the second time this has been done. He explained that last year they treated about three hundred in the counties of Jonglei.

Ambassadors Group comprises of South Sudanese Diaspora from across Jonglei state based in the United States of America. Mr. Leak said the treatment initiative is a form of peace dividend program which is part of their program to support peace and stability in Jonglei state. He explained that this is just a small fraction of their project to disarm the hearts of all tribes to bring peace in Jonglei state and. He reported that the program will continue for the period of five years.

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