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: May 2023

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Latest Issue:

Vol 16. No. 2. May 2023


Post-COVID-19: How to prepare for the next pandemic

Edward Eremugo Kenyi,


South Sudan urgently needs a pandemic influenza preparedness strategy if we are to survive the next big one. COVID-19 was the wake-up call. Globally, as of April 2023, there were 764,474,387 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,915,286 deaths. Although the COVID-19 pandemic did not cause so much devastation and deaths in many African countries, including South Sudan, it could have been worse, considering our poor health infrastructure and high poverty levels. As the world reviews the effects of COVID-19 and discusses the lessons learned, texts are being written about the next pandemic and how to prepare for it. READ MORE


South Sudan COVID-19 Statistics

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South Sudan Health News

WHO | Acute hepatitis E – South Sudan

5 May 2023

On 14 April 2023, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of South Sudan declared an outbreak of the hepatitis E Virus (HEV) in Wau city, the capital of Western Bahr el-Ghazal state and one of the largest cities in South Sudan. Between 23 March 2023 and 13 April 2023, a total of 91 HEV suspected cases have been reported from Wau, of which 35 are confirmed; there have been five deaths reported (case fatality ratio [CFR] 5.5%).

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