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Current Edition: November 2020

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Vol 13 No 4 November 2020


Snakebite is a neglected medical emergency

Edward Eremugo Kenyi

Editor-in-Chief, South Sudan Medical Journal

The Ministry of Health should ramp up efforts to expand the snakebite programmes by integrating them into the primary healthcare system, developing awareness and training materials, as well as ensuring the availability of antivenom as part of the essential drugs list. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached South Sudan on 5 April 2020. The first four confirmed cases were UN workers. As of 27 July, there are 2,313 confirmed cases and 46 deaths due to COVID-19 in South Sudan. As of 23 July, there have been 13,040 tests.