Proper use of personal protective equipment is an important feature of training23 March 2015, Khartoum – Sudan’s Federal Minister of Health Mr. Bahar Idris Abu Garda inaugurated the first subregional training workshop for the national rapid response teams on Ebola virus disease (EVD) to help strengthening preparedness and response capacity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
The Federal Minister of Health, who heads the Higher Committee for Ebola Preparedness and Response in Sudan, expressed his commitment to strengthening health sector preparedness for EVD and other health threats through regular training of the national rapid response teams including organizing periodic drills and simulation exercises to test the readiness of national health systems to manage such emerging threats.
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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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