Call for Submissions

Author(s): South Sudan Medical Journal

South Sudan Medical Journal Special Issue on Primary Health Care, May 2019

The Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 adopted the primary health care (PHC) approach as the basis for achieving the goal of "Health For All". Sudan was among the first countries to adopt and implement the PHC model. The world met again, 40 years later, on 25 – 26 October 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan, “to renew a commitment to primary health care to achieve universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals”.

According to WHO, at its heart, “primary health care is about caring for people, rather than simply treating specific diseases or conditions. PHC is usually the first point of contact people have with the health care system. It provides comprehensive, accessible, community-based care that meets the health needs of individuals throughout their life”.

SSMJ is making a call for submissions for a jumbo special issue of the journal dedicated to discussing all aspects of PHC.

SSMJ welcomes original researches, reviews, summaries and letters to the editor related to the PHC experience past and present, dealing with, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Policy and guidelines
  • Programme implementation
  • Maternal, newborn and child illness and nutrition
  • Infectious diseases, including HIV, TB and malaria
  • Family planning
  • Human resources for health
  • Health system strengthening
  • PHC financing
  • Mental health
  • Others

All manuscripts must be received by the SSMJ not later than March 1, 2019. Authors must follow the Author's Guidelines  and the SSMJ team will work with authors of accepted manuscripts in revising and finalizing their work for publication. Send all materials to the journal at: [email protected].

SSMJ is also seeking sponsors, who will be featured in the journal, to support the printing and distribution of this special issue of the journal in South Sudan.

For more information, contact the Editor-in-Chief at: [email protected]