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

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Current Edition: August 2015

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South Sudan General Medical Council Launched

5 November 2015 | South Sudan
The South Sudan General Medical Council (SSGMC) has officially launched its services in a ceremony in Juba on 4 November. The launch also saw the offical unvailing of its website. The South Sudan General Medical Council is an autonomous body responsible for the registration and regulation of medical, dental and pharmaceutical practices in the world's newest country.

ICRC mobile surgical teams: Bringing emergency medical care across South Sudan

25 August 2015 | South Sudan
As the conflict continues, the ICRC is continuously facilitating the evacuation of the wounded and providing them with emergency medical and surgical attention on both sides of the front line. Kerry Page, ICRC's Health Coordinator in South Sudan, gives an update on the MST's work and talks about the challenges faced by health professionals.

Children pay the heaviest price in South Sudan

25 August 2015 | South Sudan
Since December 2013, South Sudan has been engulfed by violence. Driven from their homes, over a million people are sheltering in overcrowded camps and informal settlements at risk of hunger, violence and disease. The humanitarian crisis in the world's youngest country is also a 'children crisis': an estimated 248 000 children under five years are severely undernourished, and around 60% of the South Sudanese refugees in the region are children and youth under 18-years-old.


How South Sudan's Conflict Is Killing Women Far From The Battlefield

23 August 2015 | South Sudan
South Sudan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world -- 2,054 deaths per 100,000 births, according to the last national survey in 2006. No other country comes close: The next two highest-ranked countries, Somalia and Chad, have maternal mortality rates half as high as South Sudan's. And aid workers at several agencies told The WorldPost that they believe the official numbers actually understate the situation in South Sudan, since many women die in their homes or en route to hospitals, where their deaths go unrecorded.



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