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Ministry of Health (2011/08/20 - )

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2014/05/10 The health ministries of Sudan and South Sudan sign a cooperation agreement. Its areas of coverage include importation of drugs, professional training and human resource development. (The South Sudan health minister is Riek Gai Kok, who served as a minister in Sudan before the independence of South Sudan.) Snippet: The health ministries of Sudan and South Sudan sign a cooperation agre....
2014/04/26 1,400 people died of malaria in 2013, and two million suffered from the infection, says Health Minister Riek Gai. Snippet 1867
2014/04/11 A 2014-2021 strategic health plan is launched by national and state health ministries at the end of a workshop in Nairobi. The planning process has been supported by USAID, WHO, PSI, Mentor initiative, and malaria control officials from other African countries. Snippet 1788
2014/04/11 A General Medical Council is to be formed, announce the health and justice ministries. The Council will help set and enforce medical standards. Snippet 1779
2014/04 Aid agencies are helping government to eradicate Guinea Worm through a scheme of offering cash rewards to victims who report to treatment centres. The aid agencies concerned are Carter Centre, WHO, UNICEF and Rotary Club. Snippet 1763
2014/03 Health facilities in Abyei, including Agok hospital, are reportedly suffering 'terrible' shortages of basic supplies and equipment. Snippet 1711
2014/03 The Undersecretary in the Ministry of Health says the ministry is planning a nation-wide malaria control operation based on spraying inside homes. However, the National Malaria Control Program Manager says that the Ministry agreed on distribution of mosquito nets as the only simple way of preventing malaria, and that seven strategies are in place. Meanwhile, it is claimed that more than 50% of hospital beds are taken by malaria patients. Snippet 1647
2014/03 A local NGO - the Interchurch Medical Association (IMA) - is under contract from the Ministry of Health to coordinate and deliver services. Snippet 1561
2014/02/28 No medicines have been received in Yei River County from the national or state ministries of health in the past year, according to the county commissioner. This has led to a shortage of basic healthcare. Snippet
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National ministries and ministers (August 2013 - March 2014)

 

A new configuration of national government ministries and ministers was created in late July and early August 2013. This followed the wholesale dismissal of ministers by President Salva Kiir on 23rd July. The number of ministries was reduced from 29 to 19 on 27th July, recoiling to 21 on 4th August.

The table below shows the ministries and ministerial appointments as at the end of 4th August, with notes on how they differed from 27th July.

As of the end of 4th August, the proportions of women ministers were 5/20 full ministers, and 5/12 deputy ministers.

On 16th March 2014 President Kiir issued another Republican Order, which re-divided some of these ministries, bringing the number up to 27 (ref).

 

Notes

  1. The Republican Order of 27 July combined the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining with the Ministry of Environment to make a Ministry of Petroleum, Mining and Environment. At the same time the order combined much of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, to make a Ministry of Finance, Commerce and Economic Planning. But this left no explicit place for 'Industry' and 'Investment'. In the amendment order of 4 August, 'Investment' was added to the Ministry of Finance (etc) to make the new Ministry of Finance, Commerce, Investment and Economic Planning. At the same time, Petroleum and Mining became combined with Industry instead of Environment, which was given its own ministry as before.
  2. The Republican Order of 27 July combined the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting with the Ministry of Telecommunication and Postal Services, but this was reversed in the amendment order of 4 August.
  3. The filling of several ministerial and deputy-ministerial positions was changed between the Republican Orders of 27 July and those of 4 August. The change notably increased the number of women ministers and deputy ministers. The table below summarizes these changes.
  4. The NLA refused to ratify the appointment of Telar Deng as Justice Minister, and in mid-November 2013, Paulino Wanawilla was upgraded from deputy to full minister. At the same time, the post of deputy Foreign Minister and Deputy Minister for Cabinet Affairs were filled, respectively by Peter Bashir Gbandi and Selwa Gibril Beriberi. (ref)
  5. In late November of 2013, Abdalla Deng Nhial was dismissed and replaced by Deng Deng Hoc Yai (ref). At the same time, Awan Guol Riak is appointed Minister in the Office of the President (ref) to fill the post which had been left vacant initially.
Appointee Post conferred 27 July Post conferred 4 August
Kuong Danhier Gatluak Minister, Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development Minister, Transport, Roads and Bridges
Abdalla Deng Nhial Minister, Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources Minister, Environment
Ngor Kolong Ngor Minister, Culture, Youth and Sport Minister, Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development
Simon Majok Mijak Minister, Transport, Roads and Bridges Deputy Minister, Transport, Roads and Bridges
Jemma Nunu Kumba Minister, Land, Housing and Physical Planning Minister, Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources
Michael Makuei Lueth Minister, Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunication and Postal Services Minister, Information and Broadcasting
Rebecca Joshua Okwaci Deputy Minister, Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunication and Postal Services Minister, Telecommunication and Postal Services
Nadia Arop Dudi Deputy Minister, Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development Minister, Culture, Youth and Sport
Catherine Juan Bennia - Minister, Land, Housing and Physical Planning
Martin Tako Deputy Minister, Transport, Roads and Bridges Deputy Minister, Environment
Josephine Napwon Cosmos - Deputy Minister, Culture, Youth and Sport
Rachael Nyadak Paul - Deputy Minister, Information and Broadcasting
Lily Albino Akol Akol - Deputy Minister, Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development

 

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National ministries and ministers (2011/08/26 - 2013/07/23)

The table below shows ministries and ministers during the period from late August 2011 (shortly after Independence) to 23 July 2013, when President Kiir relieved all ministers and re-configured the ministries. The number of ministries is 29 (including the two Offices of the President)

Ministry Minister Deputy/Assistant Minister(s)
Cabinet Affairs Deng Alor Kuol Wek Mamer Kuol
Defence and Veteran Affairs John Kong Nyuon Majak Agot Atem
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nhial Deng Nhial Grace Daterio (for Foreign Affairs)
Elias Nyamlel Wako (for International Cooperation)1
Office of the President Emmanuel Lowilla -
Office of the President for National Security Service Oyay Deng Ajak -
Justice John Luk Jok Paulino Wanowila Onango
Interior Alison Manani Magaya Salva Mathok Gengdit
Parliamentary Affairs Michael Makuei Lueth -
Finance and Economic Planning Kosti Manibe Ngai Marial Awou Yol
Mary Jervas Yak
Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development Awut Deng Acuil Kwong Danhier Gatluak
Health Michael Milly Hussein Yatta Loli Lugar
Information and Broadcasting Barnaba Marial Benjamin Atem Yak Atem
Agriculture and Forestry Betty Achan Ogwaro Beda Machar Deng
Roads and Bridges Gier Chuang Aluong Simon Majok Mijak
Transport Agnes Poni Lokudu Mayom Kuoc Malek
General Education and Instruction Joseph Ukel Abango Rebecca Joshua Okwaci
Higher Education, Science and Technology Peter Adwok Nyaba Gabriel Kuc Abyei
Commerce, Industry and Investment Garang Diing Akuang Kengen Jakor
Environment Alfred Lado Gore Philip Palet Gadin
Housing and Physical Planning Jemma Nunu Kumba Mary Nyawulang
Telecommunication and Postal Services Madut Biar Yel Beatrice Khamisa Wani
Petroleum and Mining Stephen Dhieu Dau Elizabeth James Bol
Electricity and Dams David Deng Athorbei Rhoda David Alar
Gender, Child and Social Welfare Agnes Lasuba Priscilla Nyanyang Joseph
Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Joseph Lual Acuil Sabina Dario Okolong
Water Resources and Irrigation Paul Mayom Akec Ali Keti Ochie
Wildlife, Conservation and Tourism Gabriel Changson Obuch Ojwok
Animal Resources and Fisheries Martin Elia Lomuro Nadia Arop Dudi
Culture, Youth and Sports Cirino Hiteng Lofuho -

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  1. Elias Nyamlel Wako was dismissed from this post on 2013/04/12 (ref.).

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