Sudan has a population of around 35 million people. Approximately 57 percent of the population lives in rural areas. The average life expectancy at birth is 56.5 years on average.
Sudan’s maternal death rate is relatively high. According to the latest UN report, one out of 31 women will die during delivery. Fistulas are a serious problem in Sudan; but the country is home to one of the few hospitals that specialises in treating and curing fistulas: the Khartoum Teaching Hospital’s Fistula Centre.
WAHA INTERNATIONAL IN SUDAN
In May 2010, WAHA International provided punctual support in the country by carrying out a fistula repair surgery session during four days in Mapuordit - South Sudan with our collaborator Dr Tom Raassen.
WAHA International is also developing a partnership with the Khartoum Teaching Hospital's Fistula Center in Sudan. The center is named after Dr Abbo who opened a small fistula unit in Khartoum in 1972 which was then upgraded into the center in the late '80s.
Picture: Khartoum Teaching Hospital's Fistula Center