Sudan Health Sector Fact Sheet [EN/AR]

from Government of Sudan, World Health Organization
Published on 14 Mar 2013

5.75 million people in Sudan are in need of basic health services.

The number of health personnel in Darfur is five times lower than the WHO benchmark.


• Inadequate and insufficient access to primary health care and referral services for 5.75 million IDPs, returnees, refugees and people from affected host communities in Darfur, South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei and east Sudan.

• High morbidity and mortality from communicable and vaccine-preventable diseases, particularly in conflict-affected regions.

• A low health workforce density, particularly in rural areas, with 1.2 health professionals per 1,000 people in Sudan and 0.4 and 0.6 per 1,000 people in Darfur and the border areas, as compared to the WHO benchmark of 2.3 per 1,000 population.