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South Sudan: South Sudan Refugee Crisis Strains Uganda’s Health System

Source: Voice of America Country: South Sudan, Uganda
ADJUMANI, UGANDA — It is estimated Uganda has one doctor for every 24,000 citizens. The nurse-to-population ratio is not much better, one for every 11,000 people, and much of that staff is concentrated in urban areas. Now add 1.2 million refugees. The massive influx of South Sudanese refugees into northern Uganda during the past year has strained the country’s already overburdened health care system. Health centers near refugee settlements in the

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