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Time Series Data Showing Monthly Fluctuations in the Volume of Sugar Import Between 2013 and 2014: A Case Study of Sugar Imported Via Nimule Border (at South Sudan-Uganda Border)

Nimule is a major entry point into South Sudan

  By Alier Michael Majak ABSTRACT This research report deals with the analysis of South Sudan volume of imported quantities of Sugar in metric tons from Nimule Station for a period of two years (2013-2014) and specifically focuses on seasonal variations on the volume of imported sugar and their major determinants. Sugar has always drawn a wide attention of the governments all over the world. South Sudan is an important participator in the world sugar market. It is not only consumption country but also main net import and a big potential sugar consumption country in the world sugar market. Sugar in South Sudan depends on import to make up the supply-demand gap. This research first identifies the main determinants of imported sugar and further their effects on the variables quantified. Further, the component correlation on selected customs value is analyzed. The researcher examines the factors influencing the sugar imports in […]

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The Burden of Obstetric Fistula: Characteristics of Women admitted and the Gaps in Preventing and Treating Obstetric Fistula in Three Regional Referral Hospitals in South Sudan

Of the 106 women operated with obstetric fistula, 19 (17.9%) had fistula when they were below 15 years, while about 51 (48.1%) of them experienced the condition at the age of 16-20. In total, about 70(66%) were below the age of 20 years, indicating that obstetric fistula is associated with early marriage/pregnancy.

    By Machuor Daniel Arok, Joseph Atem Dut, Apin Deng Aher and Lual Lual Ashor ABSTRACT This study was undertaken with the overall goal to increase knowledge and understanding among stakeholders on the prevalence of obstetric fistula, including existing gaps in preventing and treating obstetric fistula in South Sudan. “Obstetric fistula occurs as a result of a prolonged and obstructed labour. The pressure caused by the obstructed labour damages the tissue of the internal passages of the bladder and/ or rectum and with no access to surgical intervention, the woman can be left permanently incontinent, unable to hold urine or faeces, which leak out through her vagina”[24]. The study was conducted between April 1st and June 30th 2014. It was a retrospective cross-sectional study, both qualitative and quantitative in nature. Data was collected from theatre records and admission sheets for a total of 126 patients admitted with obstetric fistula […]

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