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Article Investigating Near-Miss Events

International Journal of Women’s Health

Co-authored by RMF Founder and CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs, along with Fekadu Mazengia Alemu, Dr. Taban Martin Vitale, and Dr. Mergani Abdalla Mohamed Salih, “Severe Maternal Morbidity (near-miss) and its correlates in the world’s newest nation: South Sudan” was recently published in the International Journal of Women’s Health. The paper analyzes the frequency and causes of near-miss events at RMF-supported Juba Teaching Hospital, recorded through a cross-sectional study conducted from from March 20 to June 12, 2016.

This original research and peer-reviewed article are part of RMF’s efforts to...

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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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For over a year, South Sudan has been in a constant state of conflict, and thousands of South Sudanese are fleeing the country. This article outlines the factors surrounding such a large population group migrating from one place to another. Below is a small sample of the article. The entire article can be read by clicking on the images below.

A persistent state of conflict has engulfed South Sudan since July 2016. Civil war has expanded across the country, and significant human rights violations have been perpetrated by all parties involved.”

Key Facts:

  • Famine declared on 20 February 2017...
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Photo: WHO Regional Office for Africa

In a media release, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa has indicated that undernutrition is still very prevalent in areas of Africa, and the numbers of stunted children is growing.

Read a small excerpt below.

“According to the WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti,“The numbers and trends highlighted in the report show that we need to work harder to avoid the long-term consequences of malnutrition and poor health on our children’s future prosperity, including the increased risk of dietrelated noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.” She added that...

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The UNHCR published their weekly response to the refugees and asylum seekers within Uganda. Here are some of the alarming statistics.

  • 1,338,887 Total refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of 15 August 2017)
  • 1,006,779 Total S.Sudan refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of 15 August 2017)
  • 61% Of population are children under 18
  • 82% of the Population are women and children <18
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