UN-run hospital faces closure over Inadequate Funding

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The hospital run by the United Nations(UN) in South Sudan, Mingkaman Reproductive Health Clinic is at risk of being closed as a result of inadequate funding.

It was gathered that the facility serves more than 200, 000 people, mostly those displaced the 2013 war and natural disasters such as floods.

With UN funding, the centre has helped thousands of mothers have safe births in a country where maternal and infant mortality remains high. There are worries that if the centre shuts down, these gains will be lost.

“Our aim, our mission is to reduce maternal mortality rate. Every woman should deliver safely. If the facilty closes there will be many deaths in the community,” Teresa Achuei, the site manager for reproductive health services at Mingkaman explained.