Sudan


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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Ministry of Health and WHO intensify support to cholera preparedness in Sudan

Cholera risk assessment mission to internally displaced people camps in White Nile State. Photo credit: WHO/Lorenzo PezzoliCholera risk assessment mission to internally displaced people camps in White Nile State. Photo credit: WHO/Lorenzo PezzoliKhartoum, 17 August 2015 -- The Federal and State Ministries of Health, with the support of WHO, conducted an assessment mission last week to enhance country support in the face of a potential cholera outbreak and determine the level of preparedness in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps hosting over 198 000 people from South Sudan.

Ministry officials and WHO experts focused during their mission on the camps in White Nile State where approximately 90 000 IDPs are being accommodated. The joint team carried out a comprehensive cholera risk assessment to facilitate the introduction of oral cholera vaccine in the camps.

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Events

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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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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In focus

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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5 August 2014 – As of 30 July 2015, no cases of cholera or outbreaks of diarrhoeal diseases are reported in Sudan. An alert of 10 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea...

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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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