The South Sudan Medical Journal exists to inform, educate and positively influence the development of Health Services in South Sudan.

The Journal is published quarterly in February, May, August and November.

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Current Edition: November 2023

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Latest Issue:

Vol 16. No. 4. November 2023

EDITORIAL

Ending GBV in South Sudan

Dr Anne Pita Lomole

A recent study in South Sudan, conducted by The Sudd Institute, shows that substantial proportions of women in South Sudan experience GBV either in form of physical (34.0%) or sexual (13.5%) violence in their lifetime. Intimate Partner Violence is at 49.6%, the second highest in the region. Similarly, the study documented a high prevalence of child marriage (34.6%) nationally. These numbers are concerning as it indicates that not enough is being done to prevent and address GBV in South Sudan. The situation may be even worse with the large numbers of women and girls returning from Sudan. As a signatory to the Maputo Protocol that seeks to end all forms of gender inequality, this is unacceptable. 

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South Sudan Health News

WHO handed over the first-ever medical waste management to South Sudan’s Ministry of Health

23 August 2023

To manage infectious and hazardous waste, WHO built a state-of-the-art medical waste management facility with a cutting-edge temperature incinerator at Juba Teaching Hospital to prioritize collecting, transporting, and treating infectious waste and sharps.

Managing medical waste effectively is paramount in preventing environmental and public health risks. Hazardous waste is a significant challenge, accounting for up to 20% of the total medical waste produced. Trained staff should manage hazardous waste with great care to avoid any harm. By prioritizing safe disposal practices, we can create a healthier and safer world for everyone.

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