The Research and Knowledge Management pillar member of WHO EMRO’s COVID-19 and other emergencies response review mission to Sudan during a visit to the Central Bureau of Statistics, Khartoum, Sudan, 15 June 2022The Research and Knowledge Management pillar member of WHO EMRO’s COVID-19 and other emergencies response review mission to Sudan during a visit to the Central Bureau of Statistics, Khartoum, Sudan, 15 June 2022Cairo, 22 June 2022 – A 10-strong team of multidisciplinary experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean has just returned from a mission to Sudan, where they reviewed the country’s response to COVID-19 and other health emergencies. Leading the six-day mission were Regional Emergency Director Dr Richard Brennan, and WHO Representative in Sudan Dr Ni’ma Saeed Abid, who worked closely with acting Federal Minister of Health, Dr Haytham Awad, and Khartoum State Ministry of Health Director-General, Dr Mahmoud Al-Gayem, as well as UN partners – particularly UNICEF – and local nongovernmental organizations.

“We all know that there have been a lot of missions to Sudan over the past few years. The most important results of this particular mission are actionable recommendations and a targeted plan,” said Dr Brennan, who presented the team’s preliminary

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