Humanitarian Health Action

Health Resources Availability Mapping System in Sudan

January - March 2013 --This report provides a summary and analysis for the available health resources in Darfur which consists of five states and 63 localities; considering key part of the parameters covered by the system

Predicting gaps in health service availability (HeRAMS) in Darfur, Sudan

The Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS) was piloted in Darfur, Sudan in 2008. The system aims to provide complete and systematic mapping of health resources and services available in crisis-affected areas. The information is continually updated. The HeRAMS approach provided key information on the availability of health services at a critical time for decision-making in Darfur and allowed for timely predictions of the evolving situation and needs.

Health situation in Sudan

South Sudanese seeking medical services at a clinic inside Al Salam camp in White Nile State.
WHO/M. Hamid
South Sudanese seeking medical services at a clinic inside Al Salam camp in White Nile State.

10 March 2014 -- Significant displacement of people from villages in the Um Gunya area of South Darfur state began in late February 2014, following heavy fighting between government and rebel forces. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been working closely with non-government organizations to ensure provision of health services with the continued flow of new arrivals in camps. During influx of people in camps, poor hygiene and sanitation are major concern.

Sudan news