MSF opens a new health center in Yei

Locals at the new health center. Photo: MSF
Locals at the new health center. Photo: MSF

Yei/Juba, December 12, 2016 (SSNA) — Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has opened a new health clinic in Yei town to improve access to healthcare for the locals in Yei and the Greater Equatoria region, the group said.

MSF says its new primary healthcare clinic is free to anyone seeking medical assistance, adding that diseases such as malaria and respiratory tract infections are easy to treat and that the new medical center will help in early detecting of those illnesses.

“We want to address the main diseases in the area, such as respiratory tract infections or malaria. Those diseases are easy to cure as long as the patient can seek timely medical care. We are really happy to announce the opening of this clinic and we hope it will make a difference for the local population,” MSF’s head of mission in South Sudan, Marie Cleret, said.

The independent medical humanitarian group states that the new clinic is a result of its “assessment of medical needs in the area” and that cases that require additional medical attention like hospitalization will be referred to a nearby health facility.

Médecins Sans Frontières has been active in South Sudan, offering free health care, and some of its facilities have been robbed or ransacked.

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