Ayod is located in South Sudan
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 8°07′51″N 31°24′38″E / 8.130949°N 31.41047°E / 8.130949; 31.41047
CountryFlag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan
CountyAyod County
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)

Ayod is a town in Jonglei,[1] South Sudan, headquarters of Ayod County. The Nuer people are the main inhabitants.[2] Riek Machar, first vice-president of South Sudan, is the 26th son of the chief of both Ayod and Leer.[3]

A study of the village in December 1994 examined 759 people and found that 156, or 20.6%, had Guinea worm lesions. Dracunculiasis, the parasitical infection by the Guinea worm, is caused by drinking contaminated water, and can be eliminated by providing a clean water supply.[4]


  1. ^ "SPLA-IO accused of killing civilians in Ayod". Sudan Tribune. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Ayod – Ayod – Kalibalek" (PDF). United Nations High Commission for Refugees. 9 January 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2011.[dead link]
  3. ^ Manyang, Mayom (25 December 2005). "Sudan SPLM leadership Bio-data and profiled". Sudan Tribune. Archived from the original on 29 July 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  4. ^ Guthmann JP, Mercer AJ, Gandubert C, Morin F (February 1996). "Guinea worm disease in Ayod, Upper Nile Province, southern Sudan: a cross-sectional study". Trop Med Int Health. 1 (1): 117–23. PMID 8673816.
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