Temporary mobile clinic provides health assistance to over 4,500 vulnerable IDPs and returnees in West Darfur
In response to urgent health needs in West Darfur's Muli village and other nearby villages, IOM, in co-ordination with the State Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have been running a temporary mobile clinic delivering lifesaving health interventions reaching 4,855 vulnerable IDPs and returnees. (2330 females, 2525 males of which 1356 were under 5 years old)
Working closely with the State Ministry of Health, IOM conducted a refresher 12 day training course for 40 midwives from IOM’s EL Sereif Clinic and other health facilities all over South Darfur. Additionally, organized by IOM in coordination with SMOH, 40 medical doctors and assistants from health facilities across South Darfur were trained for four days on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
This training included orientation on updated treatment protocols in STIs and management of HIV (including counselling).
With generous funding from the United Nations Interim Security Forces for Abyei- Quick Impact Projects 2015-16; IOM Sudan supported the construction of 3 grinding mills reaching 8,000 community members in Diffra, Makines and Al Asker, North of Abyei. As well as the construction of a vegetable farm and fencing in Diffra, North of Abyei; improving the lives of approximately 100 households (all headed by women); and the construction of 6 new hand pumps in North and South Abyei giving access to safe drinking water to almost 4, 500 community members.
IOM Sudan hosts the first Steering Committee meeting for the EU funded Cross Border Peace and Cooperation (CBPC) Project
The first CBPC Project Steering Committee meeting was held in IOM Sudan’s Khartoum Offices to discuss project implementation progress and challenges. The SC comprises of individuals representing the European Union Delegation (EUD) to the Republic of Sudan, IOM Sudan, the Federal Ministry of Finance; State Ministries of Finance-South and East Darfur; as well as members of established Community Improvement Committees at the locality level.
For the past 3 weeks, IOM in close coordination with the State Ministry of Health and generous funding from the Government of Canada, has been training locality female caregivers and community health workers on Infant and Young Feeding practices in order to continue improving the nutritional status of children under 5 years and reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by malnutrition in West Darfur.