EHA Sudan weekly highlights, week 51 (19 - 25 Dec 2009)

Situation Report
Originally published



- The overall security situation in Darfur, Eastern region, South Kordofan and Blue Nile States remained relatively calm though unpredictable.

- WHO South Darfur supported SMOH to conduct four training workshops to improve the knowledge and skills of health care providers and community health volunteers. Two training workshops were conducted in Shariea, one on "Case Definitions of Notifiable Diseases" and the other on "Management of Tuberculosis" targeting 30 participants each training session. The participants were doctor, nurses, midwives, and medical assistants.

- One training course was held in Gredha for six days on "IMCI- Key Family Practices for Volunteers", having 21 participants.

- One training for two days was conducted at Nyala Teaching Hospital by FMOH and WHO on Influenza A (H1N1)- case detection and management" The participants were 50 and included medical doctors working in NTH and with NGOs in Nyala.

- FMOH with support of WHO conducted a workshop on H1N1 Influenza in Kadugli. The workshop targeted 40 participants from different localities. The workshops covered diagnosis, reporting and case management of Influenza A (H1N1).

- In West Darfur, 8 various trainings on malaria management, case definition, ARI, active case finding and Influenza A (H1N1) for MD, MA and LAB Technicians were conducted in Zalengi, Morni, Geneina and Garsila localities supported by WHO and facilitated by SMoH/FMoH and agencies.

Area of concern :

- Some areas of WD are still difficult to access due to restriction of movement of international staff for program implementation.

- According to UNDSS latest report, 30 areas have been declared as no go areas in East Sudan 3 States due to insecurity and mines problem in most of bordering areas with Ethiopia and Eretria