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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Southern Sudan Medical Journal - November 2017

Dear SSMJ Reader,

We are pleased to announce that the November 2017 issue of the South Sudan Medical Journal is now on our website - South Sudan Medical Journal. This issue means the journal has now been published for 10 years – we thank the many people who have made this possible: the SSMJ Editorial Board, the editing, IT and reviewing teams, and everyone who has submitted articles.

You can download this issue as a PDF or the individual articles listed below:

EDITORIAL
SSMJ marks ten years of continuous quarterly publication
With this issue in November 2017, the South Sudan Medical Journal marks its tenth anniversary of continuous uninterrupted quarterly publication since the first issue in February 2008.

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Midwives’ knowledge and use of partographs at Juba Teaching Hospital, South Sudan 
The study found that despite good knowledge of the partograph, about half of the providers do not use them. We recommend training and recruitment of more qualified midwives.

Frequency and causes of ocular trauma among children attending Mulago Hospital Eye Department
The frequency of ocular trauma amongst children attending Mulago Hospital is high, one in every five children seen at the eye clinics had ocular trauma.

MAIN ARTICLE
Multi-disciplinary stroke care in developing countries – lessons from the Wessex-Ghana Stroke Partnership 
Stroke care is multifaceted and complex, and therefore any approach to developing specialised stroke care must take the various facets into account.

CASE STUDY
Facial and eye injury following a fridge cylinder gas explosion 
Gas cylinder explosions may result in life threatening and severe ocular injury if not properly managed. Early presentation and effective management resulted in good facial healing and vision in this patient.

SHORT ITEMS
The health of South Sudanese refugees: one million and counting.

UK South Sudan Alliance launched.

Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery: Aspiring for Growth. 

Obituary: William Lual Gang. 

We thank those of you who completed our recent survey of the website. The results are being collated and will be shared when they are ready – and the winners of the prizes will be announced.

Please continue to support the journal by sending us items for future issues. So send us articles on your research, case reports, and clinical guidance, as well as news of projects, and relevant photographs. We can help you prepare these for publication (and see ‘Information for Authors’ which has been updated). We welcome letters to the editor and questions. Send your contributions to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Edward Luka at admin AT southernsudanmedicaljournal.com

All previous issues of the journal are in the Archive section, and you can ‘search’ for particular items.

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Kind regards,
The SSMJ team


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