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.
Health situation in Sudan
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.