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WHO presence in Sudan

Two faces of a Sudanese boy and girl

The WHO Representative’s Office in Sudan supports the Government and health authorities at central and local level in strengthening health services, addressing public health issues and supporting and promoting research for health.  
 
Physicians, public health specialists, scientists, social scientists and epidemiologists provide appropriate technical support and collaboration upon the request or acceptance of national authorities. 
 
As the lead health agency, WHO works with many partners to support countries in reaching their national health development goals and to ensure that its efforts are coordinated. Across the Region, these include United Nations agencies, humanitarian and development partners, donors, nongovernmental organizations, WHO collaborating centres and the private sector.

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WHO has been Sudan’s technical partner in all issues related to health and development since 1956, when Sudan became a member of the World Health Assembly.

Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 40 783
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 7.2
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 311
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 1.5
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 65.1

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

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