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South Sudan had been experiences a continued cholera outbreaks due to commonly open defecation practice by many people, the factors attributed to open defecation are because of cultural beliefs, lack of space to construct latrine and lack of seriousness from most people. The other factor contributing to cholera outbreak is the poor waste management system, where by the cities are full of garbage all over in which when rain comes then all water sources are contaminated as result it causes cholera outbreaks.

Therefore, the Scouts in South Sudan took upon themselves to carryout a routine Cholera campaign in schools, Churches, Mosques, Markets and road sides in many towns in South Sudan. This action made an impact is such a way that today most school children have made it their culture of washing their hands & keeping of their family environment clean, many households are able to put the knowlege into practice of hand washing and use of latrines. AS a result there had benn not reports of cholera outbreaks for the last two years.

This programme is a contineous activity, but the challenge is difficulty of transport, IEC materialsand motivation to the scout groups who dedicated themselvess to do this very important task saving many lifes.

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from South Sudan, hace 1 año
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