Humanitarian Health Action

Sudan press releases


  • 13 October 2011

    How availability of transport and communication has improved disease surveillance

    13 October 2011 ¦ Northern Bahr el Ghazal state--David Deng, is a State Surveillance Officer for Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBEG) a position he has held since 2010. As Surveillance Officer his major role is to investigate and confirm rumors of any disease outbreaks before anyone else gets the information. After which he informs other technical people in the state, composed mainly of the epidemiologists and other medical officers. This team then confirms or dispelles the rumors. David says that if the team confirms the alert, the community is quickly informed and response actions start immediately.

  • 10 June 2011

    World Health Organization joins other partners to support Nodding Disease investigations in Southern Sudan

    The World Health Organization in collaboration with GoSS-MoH, CDC Atlanta and UNICEF has supported an investigation of the Nodding Syndrome (NS) in Witto and Maridi counties in Western Equatoria Statem Southern Sudan in order to describe NS and to confirm its risk factors

  • 24 August 2011

    WHO supports victims of tribal violence

    24 August 2011-South Sudan. The World Health Organization in collaboration with UNMIS and UNOCHA has supported the evacuation of over 31 patients to Juba Teaching hospital and Juba Military barracks hopital.The causalities are a result of an intertribal conflict in Jonglei state and an armed encounter between the Sudan People's LiberationArmy (SPLA) and a rebel group in the Upper Nile state in South Sudan which left hundreds dead, hundreds of others seriously wounded and thousands displaced.


Statement of the Humanitarian Coordinator concerning the Darfur Joint Assessment

24 MARCH 2009 | KHARTOUM -- Efforts to meet the bulk of immediate needs of civilians in Darfur affected by the recent NGO expulsions are currently being undertaken through a concerted stop-gap drive by the Government of Sudan (GoS), UN agencies, and the NGOs, Ameerah Haq, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, said in Khartoum today.

Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Situation in Darfur

The Government of Sudan’s order suspending 16 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will have devastating implications for the citizens of Darfur. The UN Agencies operating in Sudan [UNICEF, UNHCR, UNJLC, WFP, WHO] and OCHA, are deeply concerned by this situation. If the life-saving assistance these agencies were providing is not restored shortly, it will have immediate, lasting and profound impacts on the well-being of millions of Sudanese citizens. It is not possible, in any reasonable time frame, to replace the capacity and expertise these agencies have provided over an extended period of time.


United Nations Radio

3 JULY 2008-- WHO moves to restore health services in Abyei

WHO, partners to visit Sudanese town for restoring health services

13 JUNE 2008 | GENEVA/AGOK -- WHO with other key UN agencies will tomorrow make the first high-level international visit to Abyei since last weekend's peace accord in the central west Sudanese town. The mission is to plan for the reconstruction of health facilities and other vital infrastructure in the town, as well as for the return of thousands of people displaced by more than five weeks of insecurity.


Strengthening Collaboration with Sudan’s Health Sector


The United Nations begins medical assistance to the Victims of Malakal fighting

The United Nations has begun delivering medical assistance to more than 300 civilians who were wounded by heavy fighting in Malakal, Upper Nile State, following the cessation of violence there this morning.

The UN Steps Up Assistance in the Aftermath of the Violent Events in Malakal

The security situation in Malakal has been largely restored to normalcy, following joint intervention by senior level representatives from the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLM) and the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).

Health Deteriorating in Sudan - funds needed to save lives

30 March 2006- WHO warns of deteriorating health situation in Sudan - US$ 24 million is urgently needed to continue lifesaving work during 2006.


People of Darfur face high levels of disease and death

15 JULY 2004 | KHARTOUM/CAIRO/GENEVA -- Increased funds, people and supplies are critical now in the Darfur region of Sudan to prevent a major health catastrophe. Cholera, dysentery, and malaria threaten the survival of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people. However, risks to people’s health can be reduced through effective health interventions within an intensified relief programme.

Immunization begins for millions of children in Darfur

7 JUNE 2004 | NEW YORK/GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF said today that an ambitious plan to vaccinate millions of children against measles in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region began over the weekend.

World Health Organization warns of dire health consequences for millions of people in Darfur, Sudan, and calls for intensified health response

2 JUNE 2004 | GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned of dire health consequences for millions of people in Darfur, Sudan. A significant increase in disease and death is inevitable without a rapid increase in external help. The catastrophe can only be prevented through an urgent scaling up of the current international response.