SSMJ August 2013


Editorial - Learning clinical practice

How do you learn clinical practice? What should we do to ensure that the right numbers of skilled, safe doctors are in the right places to provide the healthcare that the people of South Sudan need?

News, Reports and Policy

Doctors on Move: A South Sudan Team of Doctors working Free of charge for Rural Communities

Doctors On Move is a South Sudan indigenous non-profit, non- commercial and non-political organization founded in March 2012. The organization was registered ( 1710) and incorporated in accordance with the South Sudan NGOs act 2012 in March 2013. The Founders are South Sudanese health professionals and non-health professionals working in Gudele Medical and Surgical Home, a private hospital, and other institutions based in Juba, South Sudan.

Seasonal variation of the three leading diagnoses over fifty months at the Duk Lost Boys Clinic, South Sudan

The Duk Lost Boys Clinic, a Primary Health Care Clinic in Duk Payuel, is the only Duk County clinic in continuous operation during the study period, serving an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 South Sudanese in Jonglei State.

Letter to the Editor


Resources for 6/3

These are grouped as: General Nutrition Infection

Clinical Guidance

Clinical manifestations of pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis

The clinical manifestations of tuberculosis are dependent on a number of factors: age, immune status, co-existing diseases, immunization status to the bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG); virulence of the infecting organism and host-microbe interaction.

Poisoning by anti-malarial drugs

Poisoning, deliberate or accidental, with drugs used to treat malaria, seems to be uncommon although data is not available from South Sudan. A study in Uganda suggested around 3% of all cases of poisoning admitted to hospital had taken chloroquine: no other anti-malarial drugs were involved.

Quiz - May 2013 Answer

Photo Quiz - Aug 2013

Photo Quiz

Examples of checklists for community-based frontline health workers in South Sudan

Here are two more of the nine checklists from the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Survival (MNCS) Initiative, which was developed and implemented countrywide among community-based providers by Massachusetts General Hospital and the Ministry of Health.


Diabetes Mellitus: the increasing burden of disease in Kenya.

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death globally and diabetes mellitus is the 4th main contributor [1]. It is characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion, action or both [2]. There are three main types: type 1 (TIDM) (10%), 2 (TIIDM) (85%) or gestational (5%)[3] affecting 347 million people [4]. There were about 1.3 million deaths in 2008 [4] predicted to increase to over 2 million by 2030 [1]. The burden of diabetes is disproportionately high in low-middle income countries [5,6].

Case Reports

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