Omar Elnefeidi Primary Health Care

Background

Elnefeidi Group has built a primary health care clinic (PHC) in Alhaj Yousif in 2015. The PHC is a charitable initiative that serves a large population in Haj Yousif an underserved area of Khartoum State. The clinic provides routine examinations, management of basic diseases, short stay, maternal and child health services and basic dental services.

Facts about the health situation in Sudan

Did you know that:

1- 48.8 infants die in every 1000 live births due to the lack of care.
2- 33% of children under five are suffering underweight.
3- According to the World Health Organization, in 2012 the leading cause of death from infectious diseases were acute lower respiratory infections (37,800), tuberculosis (8,000), diarrhea (20,000) and malaria (5,500) with an increasing trend (http://www.who.int/gho/countries/sdn.pdf).
4- Life threatening infections develop due to the lack of basic supplies like sutures, clean needles, gauze and alcohol swabs.

The Sudanese American Medical Association (SAMA) has partnered with Sadagaat on the operation of this clinic with funding of the staff salaries, consumable supplies and durable equipment. SAMA is a U.S. based non-profit, non-political, educational and humanitarian organization. Its members are medical professionals of Sudanese descent.

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