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Helping to ensure vaccine effectiveness in Sudan

Vaccine_effectiveness_training19 February 2016 - A WHO-supported training course on vaccine management was held in Khartoum last week, bringing together cold chain officers, physicians, epidemiologists, and technical focal points from the Ministry of Health’s Expanded Programme on Immunization, WHO, UNICEF and nongovernmental organizations. The purpose of the training was to instruct participants on correct handling techniques for vaccines at each level of the supply chain, in order to preserve vaccine efficacy and minimize wastage.

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4 million children in Sudan targeted with oral polio vaccine

Dr Naeema Al Gasseer, WHO Representative to Sudan, giving a dose of vitamin A to a child during the polio campaign in Sudan from 2 to 4 November 2015Dr Naeema Al Gasseer, WHO Representative to Sudan, giving a dose of vitamin A to a child during the polio campaign in Sudan from 2 to 4 November 20158 November 2015 – More than 4 million children under the age of 5 have been targeted with oral polio vaccine during a 3-day national immunization day campaign in Sudan.

The campaign, which was carried out in 18 states of Sudan, will help to strengthen the community's immunity against poliovirus, said Dr Naeema Al Gasseer, WHO Representative in Sudan. Vitamin A supplements were also provided to children taking the vaccine during the supplementary immunization activity.

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Events

Sudan carries out polio outbreak simulation exercise, 26–27 January 2016

17 February 2016 – The Ministry of Health of Sudan and the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a 2-day polio outbreak simulation exercise for polio, Expanded Programme on Immunization, and...

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World AIDS Day, 1 December 2015

It is estimated that 53 000 people are living with HIV in Sudan but, unfortunately, two thirds of these people do not know that they are carrying the virus in...

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In focus

1 May 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO) in Sudan intends to pre-qualify the suppliers of medical and laboratory equipment/supplies/consumables and medicines. This exercise is a joint UN initiative led...

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15 November 2015 – From 29 August to 8 November 2015, a total of 244 suspected viral haemorrhagic fever cases, including 110 deaths, were reported in South, East, Central, West...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 36 160
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 11.4
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 311
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 16.0
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 63

Source: Country statistical profiles 2015

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