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South Sudan: In Some Areas, Malaria Cases Quadruple from Last Year

In a remote northwest corner of South Sudan, Theresa Ahok is in a hurry. The 35-year-old is from the village of Adiang and walked for an hour and a half before managing to flag down a truck to drive her and her sick son another hour to the hospital.

"I'm racing", she says," and I'm worried I won't get to the hospital in time."

Her son Bakita is two-and-a-half years old and has malaria. She gave him some anti-malarial medication at home but it didn't help. He then started convulsing and she knew it was time to make the journey into Aweil.

Sanofi Pasteur


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