Dr. Adaha, then the only doctor at the only hospital in Kurmuk region of the Blue Nile state, in October 2011.
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A South Sudanese surgeon, who has spent two decades helping the sick and injured in the war-torn east African nation, was announced the winner of a U.N. prize Tuesday for treating tens of thousands of people forced to flee violence and persecution. Evan Atar Adaha a 52-year-old doctor who runs the only hospital in northeastern Maban county was given the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award for his "humanity and selflessness" where he often risked his safety to serve others, the U.N. said.The 120-bed hospital now serves around 200,000 people living in Maban county 70 percent of whom are refugees from Sudan and conducts about 60 operations weekly but under very difficult circumstances.
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