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July 13, 2017 - Girls listen to supermodel Ajah Kiir, the South Sudanese 2016 Miss World representative, teaching them how to use hygieneÂ pads in the Gumbo Basic Primary School on the outskirts of the South Sudanese capital of Juba.Â Common practices are as exotic as digging a hole and sitting there for four days to using dung of cows, often with severe health consequences. as fistula and severe infections.Â Kiir aims to reach girls in all the public schools in Juba, many of which have not been funded in several years in a country where civil war and deep corruption continues, draining budgets, displacing millions and leaving millions more on the edge of starvation. (Credit Image: © Miguel Juarez Lugo via ZUMA Wire)
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- Daily Round Up 13 July 2017