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Sexually transmitted diseases and malnutrition prevalent in Rumbek survey

By Manyang Mayom

April 5, 2010 (RUMBEK) — Sexually transmitted diseases, malnutrition and lack of food harmfully affect Rumbek residents who participated a household health survey, a survey supervisor said.

Ms. Mary Akujur Mawat is a supervisor of Sudan Household Health Survey in Rumbek Central County. She said that they have been astonished by the experiences of the members of families they have met during the ongoing household health survey.

She said that women have shared with them their problems related to reproduction, citing miscarriages and sexually transmitted infections. She also said that there is general lack of food in most of the houses they have visited.

Ms. Akujur urged families to open up more to household health surveyors, explaining that the information given will help the government and other relevant institutions come to the help of people.

The Household Health Survey in Rumbek Central Country started on March 2, and will go on for 35 days.

(ST)