Sudan

Ongoing Mission

Country Facts

  • Years of civil wars and political tension are increasing the humanitarian needs in Sudan Sudan is facing a complex and protracted humanitarian emergency characterized by conflict-related displacement, flooding, epidemics, malnutrition, food insecurity, and a deteriorating economy
  • Total population: 43.8 million people.
  • About 9.3 million people (23% of the population) are currently in need of humanitarian assistance. Of this 9.3 million: About 5.5 million, including 2.6 million children, are in severe need of assistance About 2 million are internally displaced persons (IDPs), including 1.6 million children; this population has a particular need for protection monitoring
  • By the end of 2019, Sudan was hosting the fourth highest number of refugees and asylum seekers in the world - over 1M people
  • Nearly 65% of refugees in Sudan are children
  • Many of Sudan’s IDPs and refugees have experienced trauma; this increases their risk of mental health issues and puts children at a higher risk of abuse, exploitation and violence
  • There is a widespread shortage of essential drugs at health facilities
  • Number of women of reproductive age (15–49 years): 10 million
  • The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is 1,107 per 100,000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate is 41 per 1,000 live births.
  • Around 1.8 million school-aged children (4-16 years), including 800,000 IDPs, need education in emergencies
  • Throughout Sudan, most people – 58 percent of households – cannot afford a basic daily food basket
  • Over 2.7 million children suffer from acute malnutrition

MedGlobal's Response

  • MedGlobal began work in Sudan in 2020.
  • Our first project aims to provide COVID-19 relief We expect that this project will benefit 3,000+ patients per day and almost 5,000 local health care providers overall This project will support 6 states: Khartoum, Al Gezira, North Kordofan, West Kordofan, Qadarif and Sennar
  • MedGlobal is also working to register and establish year-round, sustainable programs in Sudan
  1. Humanitarian Assistance 2019. UNICEF. 2019. Accessed at: https://www.unicef.org/sudan/reports/humanitarian-assistance-annual-report-2019
  2. Humanitarian Needs Overview Sudan. OCHA. January 2020. Accessed at: https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/sudan-humanitarian-needs-overview-2020-january-2020

SUDAN COVID-19 RELIEF ​

MedGlobal is distributing PPE and other critically-needed medical supplies to 8 hospitals in Sudan partnership with Sudan Association of Paediatrics (SAP).

The rapid progression of COVID-19 infection in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and in surrounding states is exerting a huge burden on the healthcare system. The severe lack of essential medical supplies, including lack of financial, human, and other resources has contributed to increasing rates of morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 infection amongst Sudanese patients in general and health care providers in particular. Additionally, the shortage in medical supplies has led to closure of many hospitals and placed an immense workload on hospitals that remain open. MedGlobal and SAP will provide much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to eight hospitals that provide care to particularly vulnerable individuals.

The eight hospitals that MedGlobal is supporting are located across six Sudaneses states: Khartoum, Al Gezira, North Kordofan, West Kordofan, Qadarif and Sennar. We expect that almost 5,000 health care providers at these hospitals will benefit from the supplies that we distribute. The supplies will help them to protect themselves and their patients from COVID-19 infection. Over 3,000 patients treated by these healthcare providers per day will benefit as well.

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