The South Sudan Medical Journal exists to inform, educate and positively influence the development of Health Services in South Sudan.
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Dr Anthony Garang
Acting Chair, South Sudan Doctors’ Union
The South Sudan Doctors’ Union (SSDU) recently made submissions to the National Legislative Assembly to strongly advocate for an increase in the health sector budget from the current 2.1% to at least 15% of the total national budget for 2023-2024. This call is in line with WHO recommendations and the Abuja Declaration by the African Union Heads of State to achieve Universal Health Coverage. The current national health budget covers only chapters one (salaries) and two (operation costs). Chapter three which covers infrastructure development is left out. Additional aid by development partners (donors and NGOs) supports primary health care. The urban populace has to pay for their healthcare costs and have no health insurance.
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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.