Sudan

 

Population: 41,087,825 (July 2009 est)  
GDP per capita (PPP): $2,200 (2008 est)
Total expenditure on health per capita: $61 (Intl $, 2006) 

Sudan is a large country in Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea.

Implementing Partner in-Country: The Educational Development and Research Centre of the University of Gezira (Dr. Mohamed Abdalla and colleagues)
International Supporters: Astrid Lindgrens Children’s Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Life for a Child Support

Commenced 2008

Wad Medani is a city on the banks of the Blue Nile in Al Jazirah State. The area is fertile and heavily populated. The Educational Development and Research Centre of the University of Gezira in Wad Medani have developed a service which provides comprehensive management and education for children with diabetes and their families. Some support for insulin comes from the Government and other partners.

We are helping with blood glucose monitoring, syringes and lancets - initially for 50 children, with others being helped as the support extends through the service.