Providing Healthcare To Neglected Population - Jebel Marra

Sudan

Fighting has displaced tens of thousands of people in Sudan, where we respond by providing medical care for malnutrition, diarrhoeal diseases and malaria.

At a project in Sortoni, we provide treatment via outpatient and inpatient consultations. The project also provides nutritional services and vaccinations. At Dar Zaghawa, four of our health centres offer medical care, with a particular focus on mothers and children.

We also treat visceral leishmaniasis (also known as kala azar) in Al-Gedaref State, eastern Sudan. This parasitic disease, which is transmitted by sandflies, has a 95 per cent mortality rate if it is not treated.

Our teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Sudan.

Our activities in 2020 in Sudan

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2020.

MSF in Sudan in 2020 In Sudan, MSF assisted with the COVID-19 response and provided emergency assistance to people affected and displaced by violence, including those who fled Tigray, Ethiopia.
Sudan Activities 2020

From April, MSF started supporting the national response to the pandemic in the capital, Khartoum, by running training to improve infection prevention and control measures, ward and triage circuits, and water and sanitation provision inside health facilities. This training, run in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, was provided to healthcare professionals in leadership roles at 90 hospitals in Khartoum state, as well as staff, so they could replicate the training sessions in hospitals in other states.

In August, we opened a COVID-19 treatment centre in Omdurman teaching hospital, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, for patients with moderate to severe symptoms of the virus. During the year, we also conducted health promotion and awareness-raising sessions on COVID-19 in local communities and healthcare centres across the country.

Following violence and subsequent displacement, we provided emergency response assistance to people, via mobile clinics in Geneina in West Darfur and Sortony in North Darfur, and by donating humanitarian aid in Port Sudan, Red Sea State and Gereida, South Darfur.

In September, the Blue Nile burst its banks, causing devastating floods that affected more than three million people across 17 of Sudan’s 18 states. MSF provided emergency response, including in River Nile state, where we distributed relief items such as hygiene kits and constructed latrines. During an outbreak of a viral haemorrhagic fever caused by mosquitoes in Northern State, we provided treatment and water and sanitation activities.

In November, when conflict broke out in Tigray, Ethiopia, thousands of people fled across the border into Sudan. We sent teams to assist refugees in Al-Gedaref and Kassala states, providing screening for malnutrition, general healthcare consultations, and water and sanitation in two camps, and at the main border crossing points.

Throughout the year, we continued our regular medical activities in Khartoum, and in North, East, and Central Darfur states, as well as White Nile, Al-Gedaref and South Kordofan states. These activities included nutritional support for children, maternity care, and treatment for diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis).

 

in 2020
 
Supporting Sudan against coronavirus COVID-19
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF provides support to hospitals and sites in response to COVID-19 in Sudan

Project Update 20 Apr 2020
 
Life inside the Protection of Civilians sites in South Sudan
Tuberculosis

Between war and fragile health systems, tackling TB in Sudan and South Sudan

Voices from the Field 24 Mar 2020
 
Al Kashafa Hospital 2020
Sudan

Four things you need to know about South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

Project Update 3 Feb 2020
 
Malaria outbreak in North Darfur, Sudan
Sudan

Four questions on the malaria outbreak in western Sudan

Interview 4 Nov 2019
 
Sudan: Providing healthcare to South Sudanese refugees in Kario camp
Sudan

Hardships follow South Sudan’s refugees into Sudan’s East Darfur

Project Update 23 Jul 2018
 
Traditional Birth Attendants cooperate with MSF
Sudan

Dreams of returning home remain distant for displaced in Darfur camp

Voices from the Field 18 May 2018
 
Journal article

Conflict and tuberculosis in Sudan

16 May 2018
Journal article
 
Crisis in Aburoch, South Sudan
South Sudan

Fighting and deplorable conditions in Aburoc force 20,000 people to flee

Project Update 11 May 2017
 
MSF-supported hospital in northern Syria destroyed in attack
Attacks on medical care

Hospital bombings: Building evidence with images

Project Update 15 Feb 2017