Sudan


Sudan receives 2 million doses of measles vaccines in response to the outbreak

Dr Naeema El Gasseer, WHO Representative in Sudan, and representatives of UNICEF and the Ministry of Health receive shipment of vaccines to address the measles outbreakThe shipment of vaccines arrived in response to WHO's proposal for US$ 3.9 million for response activities from the Measles and Rubella InitiativeKhartoum, 8 April 2015 - A first batch of much needed measles vaccines arrived Sudan this week, in response to the measles outbreak that has occurred in 23 states over the past months.

2 million measles vaccine doses were received in Khartoum international airport last Monday by the Federal Ministry of Health/WHO/UNICEF, out of 9.6 million doses ordered to support a mass immunization campaign, due to be conducted in the affected areas.

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WHO celebrates World Health Day on food safety in Sudan

Dr Abdi Jama, FAO representative in Sudan, Dr Naeema Al-Gasseer Head of WHO Representative in Sudan, Dr Salah Mubarak, Representative of Federal Minister of Health, Dr Fekriya Ahamed, Sudan News AgencyWatch the video on World Health Day in SudanKhartoum, 7April 2015 – Today, the World Health Organization country office in Sudan, in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Agriculture and Food Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrated World Health Day 2015 on food safety.

Hosted by Sudan News Agency, the celebration was attended by representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture and Animal Resources, as well as a large number of media representatives.

In her remarks, Dr Naeema Al-Gasseer, WHO Representative in Sudan, stressed the importance of a collective and multidisciplinary approach in handling food safety issues as the right path to ensure safe food.

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    WHO celebrates World Health Day on food safety in Sudan

Events

9 April 2015 - WHO Sudan hosted today a health cluster and humanitarian community meeting gathering all the stakeholders, partners, donors and nongovernmental organizations to discuss updates on the measles...

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9 April 2014 - In response to high maternal mortality in Sudan and to scale up the actions to reduce maternal mortality, a workshop was organized as a collaborative effort...

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In focus

Measles outbreak situation reports 2015

Sudan measles situation report, week 12, 22 March, 2015 [pdf 291kb] Sudan measles situation report, week 11, 15 March 2015 [pdf 332kb] Sudan measles situation report, week 10, 8 March 2015 [pdf...

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WHO hands over 68 vehicles to Sudan

To help facilitate implementation of immunization activities as well as provision of primary health care services across Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) handed-over to the Federal Ministry of Health...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 36 163
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 10.6
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 360
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 1.0
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 63

Source: Country statistical profiles 2014

See Sudan country profile