Sudan Medical Travel Information

Medical Facilities and Health Information Persons with conditions which may require medical treatment are strongly discouraged from traveling to Sudan. Medical facilities in Khartoum fall short of U.S. standards; outside the capital, few facilities exist and hospitals and clinics are poorly equipped. Emergency medical treatment is provided without cost for the first 24 hours, but after that, payment will be required. For all other non-emergent medical treatment, payment in cash must be made in advance. Ambulance services are not available outside Khartoum. Medicines are available only intermittently; you should bring sufficient supplies of needed medicines in clearly marked containers.

Malaria is prevalent in all areas of Sudan. The strain is resistant to chloroquine and can be fatal. In 2012, there was a large outbreak of Yellow Fever in Darfur, which resulted in 171 deaths. Consult a health practitioner before traveling, obtain suitable anti-malarial drugs, ensure that all your vaccines are up to date, and use protective measures, such as insect repellent, protective clothing, and mosquito nets. If you become ill with a fever or a flu-like illness while in Sudan, or within a year after departure, you should promptly seek medical care and inform your physician of your travel history and the kind of anti-malarial drugs used.
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 50.2%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 44.5%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 66%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 1.1%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population .7
People Living with HIV/AIDS 260,000
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population .28
Diseases - note highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 76.4%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 43.9%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 13.4%
Major Infectious Diseases - degree of risk very high
Animal Contact Disease (s) rabies
Food or Waterborne Disease (s) bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
Respiratory disease (s) meningococcal meningitis
Vectorborne Disease (s) malaria, dengue fever, and Rift Valley fever
Water contact disease (s) schistosomiasis

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