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.