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[Correspondence] Confronting inequality in newborn survival in South Sudan

It has been 5 years since South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, achieved independence. However, ongoing violence and economic instability have muted this celebration. The country is experiencing health service delivery challenges due to attacks against aid organisations, deteriorating access to health facilities, broken supply chains for medical supplies and drugs, and health-worker shortages. Emergency responses for measles vaccination, cholera, and malnutrition struggle to reach children; and as noted in The Lancet, mental health support is minimal despite the heavy burden of trauma.