QFFD, QRCS signed an agreement to back Sudan’s health sector

QFFD, QRCS signed an agreement to back Sudan’s health sector

By QLNews

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) have signed an agreement to boost the health emergency preparedness system in Sudan.

At Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health (MOH), the agreement was signed by H.E. Abdul-Rahman bin Ali Al-Kubaisi, Ambassador of Qatar to Sudan, for QFFD, and Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi, Secretary-General of QRCS. The signing ceremony was attended by Dr. Osama Abdul-Rahim, Sudan’s Health Minister-Designate.

The agreement is aimed at supporting the Sudanese Federal Ministry of Health and State Health Offices in White Nile and Sennar, by upgrading the health emergency system to be able to work more effectively.

Several activities will be implemented including:

- Building the capacity of staff and volunteers

- Increasing the number of isolation centers

- Improving health-related performance

- Establishing a public health lab for the two states

Sudan is the midst of a catastrophe with one of the worst flooding the country has seen in recent history. The country’s officials have declared a three-month state of emergency, amid growing numbers of casualties and inability of hospitals to cope, especially in Sennar and White Nile, two of the worst-hit states.

This intervention would help to reduce the spread of water-borne diseases, such as acute water diarrhea and cholera, resulting from the monsoon rains and subsequent flooding. The central medical lab of Sennar will be supported, to ensure a more efficient and timely diagnosis of epidemic diseases.

It will also step up awareness and response to potential health emergencies, which would translate into better health services for over 2 million Sudanese people.

Here are some Qatar-led donation campaigns for Sudan that you can consider supporting.

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