COMMUNICABLE DISEASE TOOLKIT FOR SUDAN
The purpose of the Communicable Disease Toolkit for
Sudan is to provide health professionals in United Nations agencies, nongovernmental organizations, donor agencies and local authorities working in
Sudan with up-to-date guidelines and standards for controlling communicable diseases.
consists of the following documents:
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Disease Profile for Sudan aims to provide up-to-date information on
the major communicable disease threats faced by the population. The list
of endemic and epidemic diseases has been selected on the basis of the
burden of morbidity and mortality and includes acute lower respiratory
tract infections, African trypanosomiasis, cholera, bacillary dysentery,
HIV/AIDS, lassa fever, malaria, measles, tuberculosis and yellow fever. The
document outlines the burden of communicable diseases in Sudan for which data are available, provides data on recent
outbreaks in the country, and presents disease-specific guidelines on the
prevention and control of these diseases.
Surveillance Forms and Case
Definitions have been developed to provide early warning of epidemics
but will also monitor acute lower respiratory tract infections,
tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, injuries/trauma and
malnutrition, and guidelines for their use are included in Surveillance
System Guidelines and Alert Thresholds.
The Guidelines for Outbreak Control,
Case Management of Epidemic-Prone
Diseases, Guidelines for Collection
of Specimens for Laboratory Testing, and Outbreak
Investigation Kit are aimed at facilitating outbreak preparedness and response.
The control of communicable diseases represents a major
challenge to those providing health care services in Sudan and neighbouring countries. It is hoped that the Communicable Disease
Toolkit for Sudan will facilitate the coordination of communicable
disease control activities between all agencies working in this region.
communicable disease issues in complex emergencies please contact email@example.com,
the Communicable Diseases in Complex Emergencies Programme,
Communicable Disease Cluster, HQ/Geneva.