Sudan


Dengue fever outbreak in Red Sea State, Sudan

18 June 2014 - An outbreak of dengue fever has been reported in Red Sea State, Sudan. As of 17 June 2014, a total of 738 cases with six deaths have been reported.

On 16 and 17 June, 57 new suspected dengue fever cases were reported - 36 cases from Port Sudan locality and 21 cases from Tokar locality.

Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, the State Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have been implementing control measures to reduce the risk of sustained transmission, as well as to minimize the impact on the affected population. Several activities have been taking place over the last weeks including strengthening of the surveillance system, vector control activities, improving case management and diagnosis through various training activities.

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Highlighting the fight against vector-borne diseases in Sudan

Participants at World Health Day 2014 event in KhartoumMaking vector control a high priority on Sudan's health agendaKhartoum, 11 May 2014 – Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted the fight against vector-borne diseases emphasizing the serious threats to communities during a gathering of the country’s diplomatic corps, government officials, health partners and representatives from media agencies/organizations.

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Events

Polio vaccination in Sudan

With the recent polio outbreaks in neighbouring countries, Sudan guards itself to maintain the country’s polio-free status. Around 6.9 million children in Sudan will be targeted during the three-day national...

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Working together to eliminate schistosomiasis

The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the Federal Ministry of Health, Government of Gezira State, and Merck launched a campaign to fight schistosomiasis in Sudan on 27 August 2013. WHO...

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In focus

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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Health sector's flood response

Heavy rains and floods in Sudan have affected lives and properties of some 65 957 families or 320 000 people. Damages to properties were reported from 48 localities in...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 32 671
Total health expenditure (% of GDP) 6.0
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 216.0
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 1.7
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 59.8

Source: Country statistical profiles (2013)

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