After decades of civil war, On 9 July 2011, the Republic of South Sudan became a separate country and, one month later, became the 193rd member of the United Nations (UN). However within two years of its independence, South Sudan faced numerous problems, severing them especially for the people affected by Leprosy.
South Sudan is one of the 18 countries reporting more than 1,000 new cases of leprosy every year and detection rates are on high rise in the country due to extreme poverty, lack of access to education and healthcare, poor housing and sanitation facilities, and lack of clean water.
South Sudan being the newest country in the world has not ratified the CRPD yet.
The Leprosy Mission has been a core organization working for the betterment of people affected by Leprosy in Sudan and South Sudan. After its separation from Sudan, TLM South Sudan unit was set up in Juba in 2012. TLM South Sudan works in partnership with the Government and other partners in the country.
TLM’s intention now is to continue building relationships with NGOs working in South Sudan, advocating for the needs of people affected by leprosy and disability.
Apart from TLM, German Leprosy and TB Relief Association has been working for relief and provision of better healthcare facilities in the Leper communities of South Sudan.
The Leprosy Mission-South Sudan
Mr. Yousif Deng
Address: PO Box 15079
Phone: +249 91254 7080
Fax: +249 183 257 378
Email/ Website: firstname.lastname@example.org
German Leprosy and TB Relief Association
Mrs Leonore Kuester
GLRA Representative South Sudan
Address: c/o DHL Juba, Juba
Email/ Website: Leonore.Kuester@dahw.org