Medical Supplies to South Sudan Health Initiative in Juba Teaching Hospital South Sudan

South Sudan’s Health Minister Riek Gai Kok (L) talks with Zhang Yi, Economic andCommercial Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in South Sudan during a tour of the China-aided project for expansion and modernization of Juba Teaching Hospital in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 5, 2018. Riek Gai Kok on Friday welcomed China’s continued efforts to support the country’ health sector.

“China is unconditionally helping us to implement our government policy of providing universal health care to all citizens of South Sudan,” said Riek Gai Kok, South Sudan’s Minister for Health, in Juba.

Riek Gai Kok explained that China responded to the Boma Health Initiative because the ruling party and China shared a determined vision of improving the welfare of South Sudanese people.

The health initiative aims to extend quality health services to the communities where all can access worthy medical services at the grassroots level and has similarities with the traditional Chinese barefoot doctors system that was initiated with basic component of disease prevention and awareness creation at the community levels.

“Primary healthcare is a big challenge and we laud China for helping translate our party policy into government program,” said the minister.