An outbreak of Cholera/Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) has impacted large areas of Sudan leading to significant mortality and morbidity, the situation remains worrisome. SAMA has teamed up with with local grassroot organizations and launched a Humanitarian Emergency Response Effort.
The medical teams targeted sites along the Blue Nile:
- Aldinder Hospital and Albardana Village Health Center Sennar State:
- The mission personnel consisted of four physicians and a volunteer who worked with local community volunteers.
- Created 5 isolation centers in Aldinder area.
- An education and awareness session was conducted at the health center for 35 volunteers on how to manage and prevent AWD.
- Education sessions for local health personnel on the isolation protocols
- Over 3,000 brochures containing information about AWD were distributed in Aldinder locality.
- Tamboul, Gezira State
- The team treated about 108 cases upon arrival, 98 from 2 villages, 30 discharged the next day.
- An isolation center was set up.
- An education and awareness session was conducted at the health center for 95 volunteers on how to manage and prevent AWD.
- Over 2,000 brochures containing information about AWD were distributed in Tamboul and surrounding villages.
- All local schools (elementary and high, public and private) were sprayed with antiseptics.
- All communities that were not covered by government authorities were sprayed with antiseptics.
- Over 7,500 chlorine tablets were distributed for domestic use.
Laboratory consumables, soap, meals and other disposable supplies were provided by local donors in Sudan.