Epidemiology of war: Cholera continues to kill Sudanese

Health in the country.

According to a medical source who spoke to the website "Sky News Arabia"The rate of cholera infection in the states of Al-Jazira, Gedaref and Sennar is constantly increasing, and many patient isolation centers have been established, while there is a shortage of some medicines and intravenous solutions amid efforts to provide them.

The population pressure on these cities, after the arrival of thousands of people fleeing the war and the deterioration of the environmental situation, is considered one of the reasons for the widespread outbreak of the cholera epidemic in Sudan this year, according to the source.

Cholera, which is spreading simultaneously with the dengue fever epidemic in many Sudanese regions, constitutes a new challenge facing the country’s health system, which in turn is suffering from a terrible deterioration, as more than 70% of hospitals in areas of armed conflict have been discharged.

Official announcement

The Director of Emergency Management at the Ministry of Health in Sinnar State, Dr. God’s talents section of the site "Sky News Arabia" Her state recorded 83 cases of acute watery diarrhea "cholera" And 3 deaths to date.

She adds: "The pharmaceutical situation is reassuring up to this moment, and we are currently taking several measures to contain the epidemic, including active research, environmental sanitation campaigns, health promotion, and closing markets for the purpose of cleaning them.".

Sennar, Gedaref, and Kassala, eastern Sudan, witness the spread of the cholera epidemic at this time every year, but this year it occurred at a higher rate than previous ones.

From Gedaref, Umm Kulthum Al-Taj, an activist in civil society organizations, conveys the tragic reality her state is experiencing with the cholera epidemic that has besieged it for the past two months and is still continuing at the same pace.

And the crown says to the site "Sky News Arabia": "Many isolation centers have been established in the city of Gedaref, and there is a high level of frequency. There are residential neighborhoods that are completely infected and there are families whose members are all infected with cholera.".

She points out that some preventive campaigns are being conducted by the health authorities in Gedaref through hygiene, environmental sanitation, and vaccination operations, but there is a severe shortage of vaccinations. "Vaxin" Which is given in two stages to a person for the purpose of preventing cholera, so a small number of the population has benefited from vaccination.

The rate is increasing
According to a doctor in one of the isolation centers in the city of Gedaref, the rate of cholera infection has continued to increase, but the numbers are not constant, as sometimes the number of patients referred for quarantine reaches 18 people during the day.

The doctor says to the website "Sky News Arabia" Preferring not to mention her name, "Intravenous solutions and various medications for treating the cholera epidemic have been provided, and there are few shortcomings that the Ministry of Health promised to provide.".

The city of Al-Duwaim in the White Nile State, southern Sudan, is suffering from a widespread cholera epidemic, and its youth have launched many social media platforms calling for help after the only hospital in the town was full and patients were piling up.

The media coordinator for the popular movement to combat cholera in the city of Al-Duwaim, Abdullah Wad Al-Sharif, told the website:"Sky News Arabia"The cumulative total number of cases of cholera is 419, compared to 18 deaths according to the official toll, but the actual size of the disease outbreak is more than that due to not all cases reaching the hospital.".

Wad Al-Sharif points out that the health situation in the city has improved compared to the first moment of the outbreak of the epidemic, as medicines, medical supplies, and vaccination drugs arrived, but the disease is still present and we have not passed the danger point.

He adds "The director of Al-Duwaim Hospital decided to close all restaurants and cafeterias adjacent to the hospital as a preventive measure, but there was no response from some shop owners, which threatens a setback and a new wave of cholera."..

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The level of fear among the population is increasing in the affected areas, which are concentrated in the states of Khartoum, Gedaref, Al-Jazira, Kassala, the Red Sea in eastern Sudan, and Sennar and the White Nile in the center of the country, after the frightening spread of cholera and the occurrence of deaths due to it.

Cholera claimed the lives of 160 people and infected 5,200 others in nine Sudanese states during the period from September 26 until now, and the infection rate increased by 70%, according to what the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs announced in a press release on Monday, which also expressed concern about the outcome of the situation. Health in the country.

According to a medical source who spoke to Sky News Arabia, the rate of cholera infection in the states of Al-Jazira, Gedaref and Sennar is constantly increasing, and many patient isolation centers have been established, while there is a shortage of some medicines and intravenous solutions amid efforts to provide them.

The population pressure on these cities, after the arrival of thousands of people fleeing the war and the deterioration of the environmental situation, is considered one of the reasons for the widespread outbreak of the cholera epidemic in Sudan this year, according to the source.

Cholera, which is spreading simultaneously with the dengue fever epidemic in many Sudanese regions, constitutes a new challenge facing the country’s health system, which in turn is suffering from a terrible deterioration, as more than 70% of hospitals in areas of armed conflict have been discharged.

Official announcement

The Director of Emergency Management at the Ministry of Health in Sinnar State, Dr. Mawahib Qismallah told Sky News Arabia that her state has recorded 83 cases of acute watery diarrhea (cholera) and 3 deaths to date.

She adds: “The pharmaceutical situation is reassuring up to this moment, and we are currently taking several measures to contain the epidemic, including active research, environmental sanitation campaigns, health promotion, and closing markets for the purpose of cleaning them.”

Sennar, Gedaref, and Kassala, eastern Sudan, witness the spread of the cholera epidemic at this time every year, but this year it occurred at a higher rate than previous ones.

From Gedaref, Umm Kulthum Al-Taj, an activist in civil society organizations, conveys the tragic reality her state is experiencing with the cholera epidemic that has besieged it for the past two months and is still continuing at the same pace.

Al-Taj told Sky News Arabia: “Many isolation centers have been set up in the city of Gedaref and there is a high level of frequency. There are residential neighborhoods that are completely infected and there are families whose members are all infected with cholera.”

She points out that some preventive campaigns are being carried out by the health authorities in Gedaref through hygiene, environmental sanitation, and vaccination operations, but there is a severe shortage of the “Vaxin” vaccine, which is given in two stages to a person for the purpose of preventing cholera, so a small number of residents have benefited from the vaccination.

The rate is increasing
According to a doctor in one of the isolation centers in the city of Gedaref, the rate of cholera infection has continued to increase, but the numbers are not constant, as sometimes the number of patients referred for quarantine reaches 18 people during the day.

The doctor told Sky News Arabia, preferring not to mention her name, “Intravenous solutions and various medications were provided to treat the cholera epidemic, and there are a few shortcomings that the Ministry of Health promised to provide.”

The city of Al-Duwaim in the White Nile State, southern Sudan, is suffering from a widespread cholera epidemic, and its youth have launched many social media platforms calling for help after the only hospital in the town was full and patients were piling up.

The media coordinator for the popular movement to combat cholera in the city of Al-Duwaim, Abdullah Wad Al-Sharif, told the “Sky News Arabia” website: The total number of cumulative cases of cholera epidemic is 419, compared to 18 deaths according to the official toll, but the actual size of the disease outbreak is more than that due to not everyone reaching… cases to the hospital.

Wad Al-Sharif points out that the health situation in the city has improved compared to the first moment of the outbreak of the epidemic, as medicines, medical supplies, and vaccination drugs arrived, but the disease is still present and we have not passed the danger point.

He added, “The director of Al-Duwaim Hospital decided to close all restaurants and cafeterias adjacent to the hospital as a preventive measure, but there was no response from some shop owners, which threatens a setback and a new wave of cholera.”

2023-12-05 13:20:05

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