Humanitarian Health Action

Ministry of Health coordinates efforts with WHO to respond to measles outbreak in Sudan

4 August 2015 | Khartoum – The Federal Ministry of Health, in coordination with WHO, has mobilized financial and human resources to respond to the measles outbreak in Sudan. The outbreak started in late December 2014 and affected 11 localities of Kassala and Gedaref States by January 2015. In April, the outbreak was reported in an additional 28 localities in Kassala, Sennar, the Red Sea, and West, East and North Darfur states. A 10-day vaccination campaign from 22 April to 1 May 2015, was funded by the Measles and Rubella Immunization Initiative and targeted 1.7 million children between 6 months to 15 years. The recorded administrative coverage was 101% and an independent survey coverage of 97.4%.

Health in Sudan: WHO deplores attacks on health workers and health facilities in Afghanistan, Sudan and Yemen

29 January 2015 - The World Health Organization deplores the recent attacks on health staff and health facilities in Afghanistan, Sudan and Yemen, and expresses deep concern about the serious implications of these attacks on patients, medical personnel and health infrastructure.

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.

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