The villagers had asked for power supply and water to help them curb the imminent return of guinea worm disease
threatening the community.
Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease
), caused by the parasite Dracunculus medinensis, is acquired by drinking water containing copepods (water fleas) infected with its larvae.
July 23, 2018 (JUBA) -- South Sudan Health Minister Riak Gai announced on Monday the detection of three cases of Guinea worm disease
in Western Lakes State.
In February, the World Health Organisation certified Kenya free of Guinea worm disease
on the recommendation of the International Commission for the Certification of the Dracunculiasis Eradication (ICCDE).
ATLANTA -- South Sudan has gone 15 months without a single reported case of Guinea worm disease
, the nation's health minister said Wednesday, suggesting a major victory for global health officials trying to eliminate the painful affliction.
Drinking water quality is poorly managed and monitored which results in the spread of water-borne diseases such as Cholera, Typhoid, Dysentery and Guinea worm disease
. Due to all of this, it is no shocker that Pakistan ranks at number 80 among 122 nations regarding drinking water quality.
* Guinea worm disease
was pushed to the brink of eradication.
Guinea worm disease
, also known as Dracunculiasis, is one of the neglected tropical diseases that is on the verge of elimination.
Wiping out guinea worm disease
has also been a priority for the UAE, and the country's founding father, late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who had provided $5.77 million in 1990 to support global efforts to fight the scourge.
Carter, who is also the founder of the Carter Foundation, was recognised for his longtime, vocal advocacy for disease eradication efforts, particularly Guinea worm disease
Many kinds of diseases including cholera, guinea worm disease
, typhoid, and dysentery are frequent occurrences in our country.