WHO supports Darfur health facilities rehabilitation: 3 million pe…

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“10 out of 30 health facilities that will be rehabilitated have already been handed over to local authorities.”

In Sudan’s five eastern states of Darfur, access to health facilities like clinics and hospitals is not something people take for granted. In a region roughly the size of Spain, over 9 million people share just 612 primary health care facilities. On average, one facility must serve over 15,000 people. Especially in rural areas, Darfuris often have to travel long distances to reach the facilities.

However, since the end of 2016 a new project has begun to improve this access. By rehabilitating 30 health facilities in Darfur by June 2018, this endeavor will improve the availability of health care for more than 3 million people – or about a third of the entire population of Darfur. WHO, UNICEF, UN HABITAT, and UNFPA have all joined hands with Sudan’s Ministry of Health and the Darfur State Ministries of Health, and count on the generous support of the Qatar Development Fund to do so, through the UN Darfur Fund (UNDF) Foundational and Short Term Activities (FaST).

In addition to rehabilitating 30 health facilities, the project will improve the range and…

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