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14 Nov 2018 description
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Khartoum, 14 November 2018 – Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a three-day subnational immunization days campaign (SNIDs), taking place on 12–14 November 2018, to maintain the country’s polio-free status.

08 Nov 2018 description

SENS was conducted for South Sudanese refugee camps in White Nile State, Sudan to assess the general health and nutrition status of the refugee population, and formulate workable recommendations for appropriate nutritional and public health interventions. Results indicate critical (>15%) global acute malnutrition (GAM) across all camps, with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) above emergency levels (>2%). The findings also point to the wider effects of chronic under-funding for the response, especially for WASH, health and livelihoods assistance.

08 Nov 2018 description

SENS was conducted for South Sudanese refugees in settlements in South Kordofan State, Sudan to assess the general health and nutrition status of the refugee population, and formulate workable recommendations for appropriate nutritional and public health interventions. Results indicate critical (>15%) global acute malnutrition (GAM), with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) above emergency levels (>2%). The findings also point to the wider effects of chronic under-funding for the response, especially for WASH, health and livelihoods assistance.

31 Oct 2018 description
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Khartoum, 28 October 2018 --- The World Health Organization (WHO) in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan organized a 3-day regional workshop in Khartoum to endorse the Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition in the Eastern Mediterranean Region countries.

21 Oct 2018 description

Current major event

EWARN in humanitarian emergencies

As many as seven countries– Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region have established an early warning system for disease outbreaks with a view to early detecting and rapidly investigating any public health event of potential concern. Such a system, in the absence of a routine disease surveillance system, needs continuous monitoring and assessment using a set of performance benchmarks.

Editorial note

15 Oct 2018 description

On 31 May 2018, the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) of the Red Sea State in Sudan reported four suspected cases of chikungunya fever from Swakin locality, in Red Sea State. Among the signs and symptoms were sudden onset of fever, headache, joint pain and swelling, muscle pain and/or inability to walk.

05 Oct 2018 description

Contents

521 Surveillance of leishmaniasis in the WHO European Region, 2016

530 Global leishmaniasis surveillance update, 1998–2016

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521 Surveillance de la leishmaniose dans la Région européenne de l’OMS, 2016

530 Le point sur la situation mondiale de la leishmaniose, 1998-2016

06 Sep 2018 description

Current major event

Global strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE)

On 10 April 2018, WHO and partners launched the Global Strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE). At a meeting in Abuja Nigeria, WHO, UNICEF, Gavi and health officials across the African continent re-affirmed their commitment to eliminate Yellow fever.

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06 Sep 2018 description

6 September 2018, Salalah, Oman – After the signing yesterday of the UHC 2030 International Health Partnership Global Compact for progress towards universal health coverage by countries of the Region, health ministers, policy-makers and experts from WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region and beyond today called on heads of state and governments of the Region to endorse a vision of UHC in their social, economic and health policies and develop national roadmaps to realize that vision.

12 Aug 2018 description

Khartoum, 12 August 2018-- The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Federal Ministries of Health, Industry, and Commerce in Sudan have met to review the findings of March 2018 assessment and develop a cost-benefit analysis on wheat flour fortification in Sudan.

WHO Representative Dr. Naeema Al Gasseer stated that the study result has demonstrated that investing $1 in wheat flour fortification has the potential to return $15 to the economy of Sudan.

12 Aug 2018 description

9 August 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and the Humanitarian Aid Commission conducted a training of trainers workshop in July on the procurement and supply chain management for 30 participants working in areas of conflict and natural disasters in Darfur, Kordofan, and the Blue Nile states.

The shortage of essential and life-saving medicines in these states has led to high out-of-pocket expenditure for health, which is often unaffordable for the vulnerable population.

04 Aug 2018 description
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2 August 2018 – The Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Humanitarian Aid Commission, and WHO – the Cluster Lead Agency for Health in Sudan – met to update Sudan’s medicines purchase and import regulations policy.

The meeting was attended by 107 participants representing the health cluster partners, including donors, stakeholders, and counterparts from local health authorities.

02 Aug 2018 description

Khartoum, Sudan, 2 August 2018 – The Federal Ministry of Health, with support from WHO today concluded a 3-day workshop on accountability assessment of the health system and services for members of the accountability assessment taskforce.

The workshop marked the participation of 50 professional from the Federal and State ministries of health, in addition to representatives of key stakeholders including legislative and judicial authorities.

26 Jul 2018 description
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Khartoum, Sudan, 26 July 2018 --- The World Health Organization (WHO), in support of Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), has prepositioned vital medicines and medical supplies for more than 3 million beneficiaries as part of the national emergency preparedness plan for the upcoming rainy season.

The supplies include Rapid Response Kits (RRK) for a population of about 3 million people, Cholera Treatment Kits sufficient to treat 2000 severe or 8000 moderate cases, Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS), and laboratory testing kits, equipment and furniture.

25 Jul 2018 description

22 July 2018 – Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and WHO, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Organisation for Animal Health and the United Nations Environment Programme, have launched the Sudanese national action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

National and international partners and stakeholders from the fields of human health, animal health, agriculture and environment participated in the launch event in Khartoum.

25 Jul 2018 description

24 July 2018 – The Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan, with support from WHO and in collaboration with emergency care partners and stakeholders, have concluded a consensus meeting to address the gaps identified by the Emergency Care System Assessment (ECSA) conducted in Sudan in 2018.

The 2-day meeting, which was attended by 51 participants including partners, policy-makers and emergency care providers from Federal and state levels, initiated the process of developing a priorities action plan to strengthen the emergency care system in the country.

18 Jul 2018 description

16 July 2018 – WHO and health partners in Sudan have launched a 1-year project to rehabilitate and equip 5 health clinics and support 4 others in East Jebel Marra, South Darfur, in a bid to improve health services for 242 000 displaced people. The clinics are considered a priority in an area which has had limited access to health services for more than 10 years.

The project is led by WHO and national health partners and funded by the Sudan Humanitarian Fund.

17 Jul 2018 description

Khartoum, Sudan, 17 July 2018 - Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a national immunization campaign to maintain the country's polio-free status.

The National Immunization Days (NID) will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a total of 4.2 million children under five years of age.

05 Jul 2018 description

Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

5 July 2018 News Release Geneva

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.

Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries.

25 May 2018 description

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305 Dracunculiasis eradication: global surveillance summary, 2017

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305 Éradication de la dracunculose: bilan de la surveillance mondiale, 2017