Monthly Archives: August 2011

New journal up on the main SSMJ website

Good news, the latest journal is up on the SSMJ’s main website. It goes without saying that it’s full of fantastic information, but I would like to draw attention to the fact we have a really great piece of research on the … Continue reading

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Simple Hand Washing Vital in the Reduction of Deaths in Children

Written by : William Omwega A simple act of cleaning hands with water and soap may lead to a tremendous reduction in disease burden in most African Countries. The majority of the people world wide consciously or unconsciously touch their … Continue reading

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Africa to send troops, food parcels to UK as riots spread

Here at the SSMJ blog we came across this interesting article written a few days ago, and think it is definitely worth a look! It’s really interesting to see it challenge our Eurpean perceptions of Africa and its people. We … Continue reading

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A Healthy Nation is a Wealthy Nation

Written by William Omwega Leaders and people of all walks of life gathered in Juba on 9th July 2011 to witness the birth of the youngest nation in the world, South Sudan. Many people were sceptical that peace would prevail … Continue reading

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There’s a very informative article on the South Sudan Medical Journal’s website about malaria and is the first in a series of articles that will be tackling the subject.  It’s intended for everyone in South Sudan who diagnoses and treats malaria, and … Continue reading

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The Hippo Water Roller

 South Sudan has no piped water on tap anywhere! The water table is very high, about 10 – 15 meters below ground level, so finding water is not difficult; however, there is no water infrastructure! Most water is accessed from … Continue reading

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