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WHO Member States sign Khartoum Declaration on Sudan and Bordering Countries: Cross-Border Health Security

WHO Member States sign Khartoum Declaration on Sudan and Bordering Countries: Cross-Border Health Security

4 December 2018 – Six countries in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean and African Regions have signed a declaration committing themselves to strengthening preparedness and response to public health threats and events across borders in an effort to further the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) and enhance global health security. The Khartoum Declaration on Sudan and Bordering Countries: Cross-Border Health Security was signed by Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, South Sudan and Sudan on 22 November 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan.

At the signing of the Declaration, His Excellency Dr Mohamed Abu Zaid Mustafa, Sudan’s Federal Minister of Health, stated that viruses and bacteria do not recognize borders, requiring countries to take action to protect the health of their populations.

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Events

2 August 2018 – The Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Humanitarian Aid Commission, and WHO – the Cluster Lead Agency for Health in Sudan – met to update Sudan’s medicines purchase and...

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In focus

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 39 599
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 11.6
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 311
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 15.6
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 64.1

Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

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