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WHO supports Darfur health facilities rehabilitation: 3 million people to receive better access to care

Rehabilitation of El Fasher teaching hospital
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Rehabilitation of El Fasher teaching hospital

25 January 2018 -- In Sudan’s five eastern states of Darfur, access to health facilities like clinics and hospitals is not something people take for granted. In a region roughly the size of Spain, over 9 million people share just 612 primary health care facilities. On average, one facility must serve over 15 000 people. Especially in rural areas, Darfuris often have to travel long distances to reach the facilities.

Sudan's fight against acute watery diarrhoea: Hammad's story

Hammad Yousif Ibrahim (42) from Kosti, White Nile State, was treated for life-threatening AWD at WHO's cholera treatment centre in Kosti.

November 2017 -- Acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) has affected Sudan since August 2016, infecting over 36 000 people and killing over 800. Over the next 5 weeks, read along as we introduce you to the people living with and fighting against this deadly disease.

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