The South Sudan Medical Journal (SSMJ) was started in February 2008, as the Southern Sudan Medical Bulletin (SSMB), a joint venture between South Sudanese and British doctors who wanted to make a free, accessible journal for all branches of healthcare in South Sudan. It published regular quarterly journals that were distributed and read by healthcare staff in government and non-government organisations (NGO’s) throughout the region.
On the 16th April 2009 the SSMB became a charity and was renamed the Southern Sudan Medical Journal and in July 2011, in line with national independence, was renamed as the South Sudan Medical Journal.
Our vision is to see a well trained, skilled professionals delivering high quality healthcare to the population of the South Sudan. Our mission is to publish research and clinical guidance that will positively influence the development of healthcare services in South Sudan.
We recognise the importance of understanding the cultural values of the people we serve. In line with this, half of our staff are local healthcare professionals working in the South Sudan, whilst the rest of the team are based in the UK. This enables us to effectively contribute to healthcare development in the country.
Along with the Editorial board, the following team work with SSMJ to regularly review published articles
Dr David Tibbutt (email@example.com) is a past Adviser on Continuing Medical Education for the Ministry of Health of Uganda and Editor of the "Uganda CME Newsletter" and Visiting Physician to Kitovu Hospital, Uganda and Kirambi Health Centre, Rwanda. He worked previously as Lecturer in Physiology at Makerere University Medical School, Uganda and as Consultant Physician and Cardiologist at Worcester Royal Infirmary, UK.
Professor John Adieng Adwok (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Nairobi, and Consultant General and Endocrine Surgeon Kenyatta National Hospital and Nairobi Hospital.
Dr Charles Saki Bakheit (email@example.com) is Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the Sultan Qaboos University in the Sultanate of Oman. He worked previously as Associate Professor and Secretary for Academic Affairs in University of Juba, Juba South Sudan.
Professor John Reid (John.Reid@glasgow.ac.uk) was Regius Professor of Medicine in Glasgow. He is now retired in Oxford. His speciality is in therapeutics and cardiovascular disorders especially high blood pressure and stroke.
Mr Mark Shinkfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Consultant Surgeon, St Mary's Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK.
Dr Marcelina Morgan (email@example.com) is a Speciality Doctor in genitourinary medicine, North West London Hospital, Central Middlesex
Nancy MacKeith (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a British midwife with degrees in nursing and social policy. She has worked in Africa and Asia over about 10 years in different jobs to do with development, research and humanitarian aid. She is part of the link between Yei Civil Hospital and health workers from Winchester in the South of England.
Beatrice Muraguri (email@example.com) is a Health Information Officer with the Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya. Her areas of interest include: Health Information Management, Disease Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programmes, International Health and Health Systems Management.
John Black (firstname.lastname@example.org) MD,FRCS,FRCP Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Worcestershire Royal Hospital Past President, Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information and the drug names and doses quoted in this journal are correct. However readers are advised to check the doses before making prescriptions. Unless otherwise stated the doses quoted are for adults.
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