Welcome to our first issue of the journal for 2009. The journal is currently in the process of applying for accreditation from the Department of Education, South Africa. With this process underway we would like to encourage all academics and clinicians to accept the challenge of publishing in this journal. Following our last edition which was dedicated to the UWC, VLIR project, we our now open to accept publications from all academic and clinical fields. Research has become an integral part of all academics as well as health care practitioners. Finding effective ways of sharing the valuable work that is being done in the clinical setting is essential. A case report is a form of communicating information to other health care practitioners and academics regarding exceptional cases. The editorial team thus wants to encourage the submission of interesting case reports to the journal.
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