The November 2018 issue of the South Sudan Medical Journal has been published by our partners at The Juba Link.

You can view and download the journal as a PDF below. To view the articles on the web, click the links below.

Editorials

Keeping an eye on Ebola Virus Disease in South Sudan

News, Reports and Policy

Obituaries

Call for Submissions

Neonatal resuscitation chart

Clinical Guidance

How to repair a vesico-vaginal fistula

Research

Knowledge of type 2 diabetes mellitus and adherence to management guidelines: a cross-sectional study in Juba, South Sudan

Knowledge, attitude and willingness to accept Caesarean section among...

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A new call center for refugees and asylum seekers is set up and operational in Kampala, Uganda. The center will receive and respond to calls from persons of concern.

Communication System Launched in Uganda

Receiving and responding to calls from refugees

The UNHCR published a press release noting that UNHCR and its partners have successfully piloted a Feedback, Referral and Resolution Mechanism (FRRM) in Nakivale and Kiryandongo. The helpline is operational as of October 10.

The new inter-agency Feedback, Referral and Resolution Mechanism (FRRM) will augment the existing information sharing system in refugee settlements and provide...

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Childhood Malnutrition Eradication Program

Success Story Featured in local hindi news

The goal of RMF’s Childhood Malnutrition Eradication Program is to reduce the prevalence of underweight children under 5 years old and to reduce child mortality from malnutrition by strengthening communities and village-level government facilities’ capacity to identify, treat, and prevent malnutrition.

Baby Ravindra was identified by Community Nutrition Educator Namrata as malnourished due to a cleft lip preventing him from breastfeeding. CNE Namrata counseled his mother and Ravindra was immediately referred and admitted to Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre Pati where he received successful treatment and recovered.

Ravindra’s story was featured...

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Nearly 100% of CBI Targets Achieved

UNHCR Reports

“The Cash Working Group (CWG) coordinates the implementation of Cash Transfer Programmes in Uganda. As of June 2018, 9 organisations reported ongoing cash activities in 11 Settlements.

To date the CWG has disbursed 16.74 million in cash transfers to 319,412 beneficiaries. The largest proportion of cash (81%) was disbursed in order to meet food needs while a relatively smaller proportion was provided for multipurpose cash (12%), livelihoods (6%) and Wash Support (1%). Overall, almost 100% of the targets for planned cash disbursements was achieved apart from Palrionya, Bidibidi and Kyangwali...

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RMF Supports Free Dental Camp

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RMF is supporting free health camps throughout Nepal, providing essential medical access to rural and disaster affected communities.

From June 30, 2018 to July 2, 2018, RMF supported a free dental camp in three health posts of Sindhupalchok district: Chautara-5, Thulo Sirubari-13, and Sangachowk-12. There is no regular dental service in the district, and more than 500 patients benefited from the services. The dental camp was conducted in coordination with the Chautara Sangachowk Gadhi municipality and Nepal Dental Science Hygienist Association. The first day of the dental camp was...

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The BBC has published an article detailing new findings on Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico. While the official number is 64, a new Harvard University study estimates that the actual death toll is more than 4,600. Broken roads and extensive power outages interrupted medical care, contributing to a third of deaths after the hurricane. Six months after the storm, thousands of Puerto Ricans are still without electricity, and many are struggling to pay for expensive generators that run vital life support equipment.

Disruption to health care was a “growing contributor to both morbidity and...

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Yasmin Morales Torres standing in what was left of a relative’s home in Yabucoa. In the storms’ devastation, the island all but slipped from the modern era. (Photo: Todd Heisler)


The New York Times published an article by James Glanz and Frances Robles. The article details how Hurricane Maria, the decisions of federal and local authorities, and the poorly maintained power grid have left many Puerto Ricans still in the dark. The lack of resources and the difficult terrain have also contributed to the delay in restoring electricity to the island as a whole.

“I’ve never seen anything like that...

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RMF Pakistan’s Research

MHM at SACOSAN 7


On April 10, 2018, RMF Pakistan Program Manager Afshan Bhatti presented at the seventh South Asian Conference on Sanitation. The topic of her presentation was “Path to an Equal World: Mainstreaming MHM in Education and Health.”

Afshan emphasized that menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is a fundamental human right and is essential in achieving equality for women in any field. Girls from rural and urban communities need to have a voice in development of policies and plans. Afshan’s presentation was based on her research with RMF, including the recommendations provided...

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Five months after Hurricane Maria led them to flee Puerto Rico for New York, Enrique and Emma López returned recently to their home in Aguadilla, a small beach side town on the northwest corner of the island. (Photo: Christopher Gregory)

The New York Times published an article by Luis Ferré-Sadurní that follows Enrique and Emma López’s journey back to their home in Puerto Rico five months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Their story highlights the difficulties families are facing when loved ones return to their homes while others stay in the mainland US. Adult children worry about how their...

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