Monthly Archives: September 2011

Welcome to our World

I’m very pleased to say we have received Dr Clare Attwood’s second blog post. Happy reading: We’ve now been here 2 weeks and I’m still finding it a fascinating experience.  Dave wrote about the meeting that I was supposed to … Continue reading

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Can the sun clean water?

The following passage is taken from the abstract of an Iranian study written by Amir Hossein Mahvi. It examines the feasibility of using solar energy to disinfect drinking water. It could well be of interest to some of our readers: … Continue reading

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South Sudan: saving lives one toilet at a time…

The SSMJ thought that this article might be of interest to readers: Juba — Walking through Lologo South, I am struck how the community here mirrors both Juba andSouth Sudanas a whole. Growth is explosive throughout this nation teetering on … Continue reading

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Chewing with the Jobless Millionaires: Khat Chewing in Uganda

The SSMJ were recently sent this article about the tradition of chewing the Khat plant. South Sudan recently banned its use and cultivation: Down on Master Coffee Alley in Jinja, Uganda, the day starts at around 11. The narrow alleyway, … Continue reading

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Moving forward

Written by Dr David Attwood There are some big advantages to working in Juba Teaching Hospital (JTH) for two, four month sessions. During the first time with James, I grew used to the culture, the healthcare systems, the way of … Continue reading

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Dr Clare Attwood’s first blog post: A Memorable Week

Below is Dr Clare Attwood’s first blog post. I hope you can take the time to read this very moving account. Please send the link on to as many people as possible so we can spread news of the work … Continue reading

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Millennium Development Goals on health ‘will not be met’

The SSMJ came across this article on the BBC’s main news page about health goals in developing countries: Researchers say just nine of 137 developing countries will achieve ambitious targets to improve the health of women and children. The analysis … Continue reading

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