Monthly Archives: January 2012

Malaria and whooping coughs kill 36 in Jonglei’s Duk County

A malaria and whooping cough outbreak in Jonglei State’s Duk County, has reportedly killed 36 people over the last month with a further 761 cases under medical care in Pajut clinic. The head of the health centre in Pajut village, Gai Tut, … Continue reading

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Day 4 Juba Teaching Hospital

Dave and Clare might be back, but their replacements are hard at it in JTH, taking up where they left off: The last 4 days have been a whirlwind of dust and heat, feverish comatose patients, quinine, broken equipment and … Continue reading

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The Greyhavens

Our last day in Juba dawned bright and we both spent our breakfast watching sun up on the Nile. Whilst Clare packed, I went to the hospital to tie up some loose ends. Our journeys to hospital were always amusing … Continue reading

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All’s well that ends well…. and sometimes when it appears to end badly.

I have been instructed by David to write about “happy endings”.  Currently sitting on a comfy sofa, in a comfortable ambient temperature, having spent the day yesterday with my extended family, eating good food and drinking good wine, I can … Continue reading

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A twilight of Ages

“Have you ever read Lord of the Rings?” “I have seen the film,” Richard, one of my new house officers replied. “Ah, the book is so much better.” I replied “Tolkien has a way with words that allows you to … Continue reading

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Should all medical research be published?

We came across a radio broadcast on BBC Radio 4 that might be of interest to those working in the medical field. The British Medical Journal has printed an editorial attacking the pharmaceutical and science community for the long-existing habit … Continue reading

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A New Year 2012 Message from SSMJ

Dear SSMJ Readers, As we start 2012 the South Sudan Medical Journal Team would like to thank you all for your support and encouragement during the past year. 2011 saw great developments in the SSMJ. Some of the highlights include: … Continue reading

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