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: May 2015

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Tackling a deadly outbreak of tropical disease

A news item from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in South Sudan

16 January 2015

Last year, MSF treated over 6,700 cases of kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis) in South Sudan, more than double the number of cases it treated the year before (2714 cases treated in 2013). The majority of people treated were in Lankien, a dusty settlement in the conflict affected state of Jonglei.  Read the full story


The SSMJ blog features regular news and updates on South Sudan health issues, Read more on the blog where you can also sign up to receive updates.

Post-Conflict Mental Health in South Sudan: Overview of Common Psychiatric Disorders’

We are pleased to publish the article ‘Post-Conflict Mental Health in South Sudan: Overview of Common Psychiatric Disorders’ by Maithri Ameresekere and David C. Henderson. This outlines the disorders commonly seen and suggests ways of diagnosing and managing them. 

Click here.

This document is also published in two parts the South Sudan Medical Journal in volume 5 numbers 1 and 2.


"Behind the Papyrus and Mabaati"

We are pleased to have permission to publish an action research report on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Juba, South Sudan, by Confident Children out of Conflict (CCC).

To see the report click here.

African Index Medicus

SSMJ is now recognised and listed in the African Index Medicus - see under African Medical Journals. (Or directly here

Malnutrition Guidelines

We thank the Director of Nutrition, Ministry of Health, Government of Southern Sudan for permission to publish the Ministry’s Interim Guidelines on the Integrated Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition. Click here for more information.

SSMJ is proud to support the continuing development of the health care system in South Sudan. Please share with us your experiences during this period, particularly those related to the challenges caused by the large number of ‘returnees’ . Email


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