Our Vision is to be a medical regulatory body that will ensure professional practice among doctors and healthcare institutions in the interest of patient safety.

Public Statement


There have been rather bizarre claims bordering on character assassination in the social media about the health status of the President of the Republic of South Sudan in the last few days. It is sad indeed to see our noble profession being dragged into the muddy arena of politics with complete disregard to our Hippocratic Oath.

Incidentally, I have never met nor seen the Dr. Mawien who claims to be the personal physician of the President of the Republic in spite of having been closely associated with the Presidential Medical Unit (PMU) as a consultant since it was established. In fact I have known and worked with all the doctors and heads of the unit over the years. I do not recall a Dr. Mawien unless there is a parallel PMU that I am not aware of.

In my capacity as the Chairman of the South Sudan General Medical Council, I strongly denounce this grossly unprofessional and unethical behaviour if he is indeed a medical doctor who practises or practised in South Sudan. To the best of my knowledge, his name is not on the register of the South Sudan General Medical Council. We strongly advise him to go and play politics with the politicians and leave our noble profession out of it.

Prof. Joh Adwok MBBS, MMED(Sure.), FRCS(Edin.), FACS, PhD. Chairman, South Sudan General Medical Council Consultant Surgeon

I am delighted to announce that the South Sudan General Medical Council (SSGMC) finally has a website that will be the hub of all its activities and communication with the profession, public and patients. The tentative launch date has been set around the first week of October, 2015. Acquisition of modern information and communication technology remained a priority in our short term strategic plans and we have focused consistently in our ten months of existence to achieve this goal. We are truly grateful to our partners from IFC–HIA Initiative, a subsidiary of the World Bank, who sponsored the whole project and patiently nudged us in the right direction to arrive at this important milestone. We are now certainly in a better position to set standards for medical, dental and pharmaceutical practice in South Sudan. Doctors and healthcare institutions will from now onwards be able to access and download application forms as well as communicate with the council through the website. (more…)

Events Calendar

Date 2nd. February, 2018 Venue Panorama Hotel, Juba. Time 12 PM to 4 PM
First Quarter South Sudan General Medical Council meeting
The Board of the South Sudan General Medical Council (SSGMC), wishes to announce that it has formally applied and been accepted to join the ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL COUNCILS OF AFRICA (AMCOA) at the 19th annual Conference which was held at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa from the 31st August to 4th September 2015. AMCOA comprises of the following 16 countries-Botswana,Ghana,Kenya,Lesotho,Malawi,Mauritius,Nambia,Rwanda,Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe regulatory boards of which the South General Medical Council becomes the 17th Member. The Association of Medical Councils of Africa (AMCOA) is an Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities in Africa. The primary purpose of the association is to support medical regulatory authorities in Africa in the protection of the public interest by promoting high standards of medical education, registration and regulation, and facilitating the ongoing exchange of information among medical regulatory authorities. The association further exists to provide guidance to healthcare professional registered by member states with a view to ensure the provision of quality healthcare by the way of guidelines on various aspect of healthcare delivery such as setting standards for education and training, ethics guidelines , encouraging Continuous Professional Development (CPD) among others. Theme of the 19th Annual conference was on “Licensure for Medical and Dental Practice” with sub themes of,
  • Fitness to practice.
  • Certificate of status as best practice.
  • Mutual recognition and reciprocal licensing.
  • Continuous Professional Development.
  • Licensure of foreign trained medical and dental practitioners.

Chairman’s Speech—SSGMC LAUNCH 4th Nov. 2015
Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Hon, Dr. Martin Elia Lomoro Central Equatoria Governor, represented by Felix Lado, State Minister of Health. Ms. Nicole Klingen – Practice Manager, Health Nutrition and Population, World Bank Group Prof. Khama Rogo – Lead Health Specialist /Head, Health in Africa Initiative, World Bank Group Dr. Bernard Olayo, Policy Officer/Program Lead, Health in Africa Initiative, South Sudan Representative of the Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Riak Gai All protocol observed Dear Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the members and staff of the SSGMC, I welcome and thank you all for making time to attend this belated but important ceremony. It is no secret that things have not been going well for us in the health care and other sectors especially in recent years, often due to factors beyond our control. Suffering in all its forms has never kept us down as we are a tenacious and resilient people who adapt to whatever conditions we find ourselves in including some of the worst health indicators in the world. We have proven our tenacity and resilience again and again in our long history of strife as we suffered silently and managed to smile, sing and even dance in the midstt of all the misery. Rain clouds might gather in our skies and the sun disappears from view but, if we look carefully, there is always that silver lining in the clouds— a sure sign that day light will follow when the storm passes. We are a young nation and our tribulations will certainly come to an end one day as the storm will certainly pass. We are here today to officially launch the SSGMC website and formalise its activities. We all hope its formation will help ease our suffering by ensuring that we are treated by competent and safe medical practitioners in safe health care institutions. (more…)

We are very grateful to all our members and partners for the successful closure of the year 2016. Please download our 2016 Report from the Link below. For more inquiries please send us to info.ssgmc@gmail.com SSGMC: South Sudan General Medical Council - 2016 - Final Report (491 downloads)