First meeting of Qatari-Egyptian initiative to support health sector in Sudan

Khartoum – Sudan Event

On Tuesday, at the Social Security Tower in Port Sudan, Red Sea State, the meeting of the Qatari-Egyptian initiative to support the health sector in Sudan was held. Dr. Haitham Mohammed Ibrahim, Federal Minister of Health, welcomed Qatari-Egyptian delegation that arrived in the country for the purpose of studying the actual need and making the necessary arrangements to achieve the maximum benefit from this initiative.

The meeting came in the presence of His Excellency the Qatari Ambassador Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Sada and His Excellency the Egyptian Ambassador Hani Salama, along with the Director-General of the Health Sector, the Minister in charge of the Red Sea State, Dr. Ibrahim Malik Al-Nasser, Dr. Al-Fateh Rabie, Director of the National Quarantine, and the Acting Director of the General Administration of International Health, Dr. Alaa Al-Tayeb Muddathir.

The Minister indicated that the visit aims to assess the health situation and determine the possibilities of support and appropriate interventions to help the health sector respond to the medical and health needs in Sudan, pointing out the participation of the Qatar Red Crescent in the meeting as a primary partner, as it has been working for ten years and has a major role in providing health services in the country.

The minister revealed that the meeting is for the purpose of setting a clear vision for implementing the Egyptian-Qatari initiative to support the health sector in order to achieve the goal of the initiative, which comes under the guidance of the presidents of the states of Qatar and Egypt.

The Minister noted that the delegation made field visits to assess the situation, in coordination with the Federal Ministry of Health and Red Sea Health, to a number of hospitals in the city of Port Sudan, in addition to meeting with the Humanitarian Aid Commission and humanitarian work partners, stressing the agreement to implement strategic projects, indicating that the health situation in Sudan varies between the states.

The Minister explained that most of the hospitals provide second-level services. General and emergency services are provided, and there are specialized hospitals in some states. He stressed that the initiative should be combined to meet the current need, sustain projects, and train medical personnel in rare specialities through the initiative, calling for the provision of pharmaceutical supplies, devices and medical equipment, hoping that the initiative will take place at the level of the three nations.

In their speeches, the two ambassadors also appreciated the role of health care in coordinating closely with them and with partners in all health interventions, hoping that this initiative will result in an effective partnership in achieving major medical work and sustainable projects that meet the needs of the Sudanese people.

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