Sudan’s basic service provision, already weak and underdeveloped, has been dangerously degraded by the economic crisis which began in 2019 following the ousting of al-Bashir. Frequent inflationary shocks have ruined the purchasing power of millions of Sudanese families, affecting their ability to purchase sufficient goods for their livelihood while essential goods remain chronically scarce and undersupplied (fuel, bread, drugs). The already weak and underdeveloped healthcare system in Eastern Sudan struggles to function under the stress of the steady influx of migrants and asylum seekers plus the large presence of displaced populations. Health institutions have limited human and financial resources, something which impacts on the quality, coverage, access and delivery of essential health services. The project aligned with the objective of the EU-funded Programme implemented by the Italian Development Cooperation, “Strengthening resilience for refugees, IDPs and host communities in Eastern Sudan”, which is to strengthen the local health systems in Eastern Sudan through the improvement of health system governance and accountability, and greater access, quality and coverage of primary health care, reproductive and maternal care and nutrition services for refugees, IDPs and host communities.
Funded by the European Union and implemented by AISPO and AICS.