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Prevalence of Alcohol-Related Mortality Among Reported Cases in Juba Teaching Hospital

A Record of Alcohol-related Deaths at Juba Teaching Hospital

Purpose: Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment for the award of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Authors: Siham Juan Lewai, Dona Joel Small, John Mabor Kok and Deng Simon Garang University: University of Juba College: College of Medicine Study Area/Period: Juba, South Sudan (January 2012 – December 2012) INTRODUCTION Despite general warning of its harmfulness to health, alcohol consumption has nevertheless re­mained a matter of public concern over the past few years in South Sudan. Major­ity of emergency cases at the Juba Teaching Hos­pital, for instance, are linked to terrible road traffic accidents that are also related to alcohol consumption.(MOH/RSS, 2013). This research, Prevalence of Alcohol-Related Mortality Among Reported Cases in Juba Teaching Hospital, is a retrospective study of mortality due to alcohol among the population of Juba in a period of one year (January 2012 to December 2012). It assumes that without under­standing the gravity of deaths […]

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The Knowledge and Attitude of Lactating Mothers towards Exclusive Breastfeeding in Juba, South Sudan

Mother breastfeeding her baby. © IRIN

  University/College: University of Juba College of Medicine (Department of Community Medicine) Title: The Knowledge and Attitude of Lactating Mothers towards Exclusive Breastfeeding in Juba, South Sudan Submitted By:  Wani Bosco Fabiano Ayire, Chol Mabil David Ajang, Wahib Natale Daniel, John Mawich Nangdor, Joshua Jockjio Thor Machar, Ruai Koang Mut Purpose:  A Thesis Submitted In Partial Fulfilment For The Award of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Date of Submission: June 30, 2014   ABSTRACT The knowledge and attitude of mothers towards exclusive breastfeeding was studied between December 2013 and June 2014 in Juba, Republic of South Sudan. One hundred and twenty-three (123) lactating mothers (with infants less than or equal to six months of age) were interviewed using self-administered well structured questionnaires, for literate mothers and verbal interpretation of questionnaires to illiterate mothers at Al-Sabbah Children’s Hospital Juba by trained Health personnel. Scoring of the responses to […]

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Understanding the Life of Street Children in Juba City

Wantok Bak, one of the research team members. (File Photo)

In recent years Juba has experienced a rise in the number of street children, a problem attributed to trauma of the past protracted civil war in the Sudan, in addition to economic hardships following Goal: South Sudan free from street children. General objective: This research seeks to compile and consolidate information about street children in order to to enable policy makers and well-wishers set a strategy aimed at promoting and protecting their rights. Specific objectives To assess the distribution pattern of street children by age and gender. To identify the risk factors for children being on the street. To find out the impact of street children to the community. To evaluate parental support for street children. To assess the attendance of school and other institutions by street children. To identify the problems faced by street children. To assess the day to day living conditions of street children. To evaluate the government and […]

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Effects of Women’s Communication through Songs on Communities: A Case for Jonglei State

University of Juba students during a graduation ceremony.

African is an important focus for scholars because of its diverse cultures. The distinction between men and women, as far as their role was concerned, was clear, and yet any conflicts that arose were well managed within the African framework. But with the advent of westernization which has become synonymous with civilization, there is unease in trying to accommodate the inconveniences of hybrid cultures. Among some societies in South Sudan, take the case of Acholi, for instance, a garden cultivated by thirty to forty young men through African communal cultivation is later left to a single woman to weed until harvest time. For the Murle of Jonglei State and Toposa of Eastern Equatoria (present-day Lomurnyang State), construction of grass-thatched houses is solely left to women, while men busy themselves defending the community and engaging other communities. Among the Dinka (Jieng) people, women are placed under the shadow of influence and […]

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