QFFD supports Public Health Training Initiative in Sudan

  12 Dec 2018 – 2:31

DOHA:  Qatar Fund for Development is participating in the Sudan Public Health Training Initiative, which is supported by Qatar Fund for Development overseen by The Carter Center in collaboration the Federal Ministry of Public Health in Sudan and Health Sciences Academy. The participation will take place from December 10-13, 2018.

This support includes improving and strengthening the teaching environment, providing training needs and training tools, providing books and scientific references, and providing modern teaching aids. The initiative also supports the modernization of the curricula of the health sciences academies and the vocational training centers. It also builds the capacity of trainers and the development of faculty members in health sciences by training them in modern learning and learning systems, education based on the development of skills and scientific research.

Commenting on this initiative and event said Khalifa Al Kuwari, Director General of QFFD said: “This partnership between Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and The Carter Center provides overall support for the health sector and advancement of peace in Sudan. Many sectors have come together to achieve a common goal of improved maternal and child health in Sudan.”

He added:”This initiative in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 3, which focuses on “ensuring that all people enjoy a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing at all ages. This aligns with the Qatar Fund for Development strategy, especially in its projects and activities on the sectors of education, health and economic empowerment.”

“This partnership has made an impact to improve maternal and child health in Sudan through building skills of health professionals and science educators and providing critical new medical equipment and supplies,” said Amb. (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, CEO of The Carter Center.

“The commitment and support from the Qatar Fund for Development enables Sudan’s dedicated health professionals to provide quality for women and children in rural communities.” Peters added

Today, training aids are distributed to the target population in the eight states, which include skills labs, books and scientific references, computers. This is the third batch of required work aids. The number of 18 skills labs for community midwifery, medical assistant, and laboratory attendants was distributed in February 2018, as was the distribution of midwifery skills and distribution of training materials from computers, stamps, photocopiers, projectors and audio systems in 2016 -2017.

In addition, 5,100 books and scientific references were distributed to feed libraries of health science academies in the target states in February this year. It will gradually be followed by the distribution of an estimated number of books and scientific references in excess of U.S. $1 million

This event coincides with the graduation of 114 midwives from North Darfur, who have been trained and graduated from the (Omdurman Training Center for midwives). This confirms that the benefit provided through this initiative extends to all the states of Sudan directly and indirectly.

This initiative aims to improve the training process as a whole to contribute to the production of qualified and trained health personnel so that they can provide high quality and professional health services to contribute to improving and improving maternal and child health services in particular and improving the health situation in the country in general. In October 2017 Qatar Fund for Development signed a cooperation agreement with The Carter Center, a nongovernmental organization which aims to advance peace and health around the world. The agreement aimed at strengthening the health education system for medical staff in Sudan.

This initiative in line with the third Goal of the sustainable development Goals, which focuses on “ensuring that all people enjoy a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing at all ages.” Qatar Fund for Development strategy’s in line with sustainable development goals. Especially in its projects and activities on the sectors of education, health and economic empowerment. The initiative is part of the Qatar Foundation’s interest in empowering people through public health promotion, as well as building local and international partnerships to achieve sustainable impact.