Monthly Archives: October 2011

What a difference a day makes………

“EMERGENCY!  EMERGENCY!  Doctors, we need you!” was the cry accompanying the loud hammering on the door of our tin shack.  The voice was that of Julius, the head of house-keeping.  It was 10.30 at night and we had been relaxing … Continue reading

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Malaria has been in the news recently, and we have come across this article which suggests the Government are taking new measures in their battle to combat the problem in South Sudan: Health officials and human right activists have welcomed … Continue reading

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South Sudan deploys international midwives to address severe maternal mortality rates

We’ve read the following in the Sudan Tribune: South Sudan and the United Nations have sent volunteer midwives of various nationalities around the new country in an attempt to tackle extremely high maternal mortality. The program, ’Capacity Placement of International … Continue reading

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Can you help?

The aim of this blog is to provide up-to-date information on health matters in South Sudan. If you come across any stories you think SSMJ readers might be interested in please don’t hesitate to send them to me, and I … Continue reading

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Ministers, Medical Department, Miller-Fisher, Motorcycles….and Money

The week has been an eventful one and true to African form, we have witnessed the full spectrum of emotions from the hopeful to the hopeless and everything in between. On Monday the Minister of Health visited Juba Teaching Hospital. … Continue reading

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British ambassador to Sudan summoned over hunger and Abyei comments

Source:,40465 18 October 2011 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Foreign Ministry summoned the British Ambassador to Khartoum on Tuesday, over comments made on his blog regarding the prevalence of hunger in the country, lack of progress on the disputed region of Abyei and other … Continue reading

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Malaria deaths fall over 20% worldwide in last decade

Here is a very interesting article from the BBC about declining malaria figures. The SSMJ has a wealth of material on the main website about malaria. To access this simply follow this link and it will take you to the … Continue reading

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