Dear SSMJ reader,

We are pleased to announce that the February 2015 issue of the South Sudan Medical Journal is now available on our website – You can download it as a PDF or view the individual articles which are listed below. We thank everyone who contributed to or reviewed this issue. Hard copies are being funded by a generous grant from CordAid.

We are looking for items for future issues. So please send us articles on your research, case reports, clinical guidance, and news of projects. We can help you prepare these for publication (and see ‘Information for Authors’ on our website). We also welcome letters to the editor and questions. Send your contributions to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Edward Luka at Please, follow us on twitter: @SSMedJournal.

The items in this issue are:

  • Editorial: Maternal mortality can be reduced through task-shifting in South Sudan
  • Making cassava flour safe using the wetting method
  • Task-shifting: The crucial role of medical doctors in reducing maternal deaths in South Sudan
  • Case report: Progressive dysarthria and ataxia
  • The importance of coughs
  • A longitudinal study of MUAC as a measure of paediatric malnutrition in Yei, South Sudan: Lessons from a hospital link
  • Letter to the editor
  • Poster of the simple wetting method for removal of cyanogens from cassava flour.

You can find all the previous issues of the journal on the website in the Archive section, and you can ‘search’ for particular items.

Kind regards,

The SSMJ team

Read PDF version here.

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