Family Medicine in Kassala State


Kassala State
Cooperation years:
January 2020 – October 2020
Host country's participants:
State Ministry of Health – Kassala State
Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
Implementing agency:

Project Aim

To contribute to the development of the PHC system in Kassala State, through the dissemination of an approach to health based on the "Family Medicine" model.
To contribute to the improvement of the theoretical and practical skills of health workers (medical assistants and nurses) of the "Family Health Centres", as well as of the students of the Academy of Health Sciences in the field of family and community medicine.


Background of the Project

The project aims to improve the quality of family and community medicine services in the city of Kassala, to strengthen the knowledge of the students of the "Medical Assistant" and "Nursing" courses of the Academy of Medical Sciences on family medicine and to raise the level of awareness and information of the local community. The project donor is AICS (Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development).

Objectives achieved

Theoretical and practical training of students on the AHS "Medical Assistant" and "Nursing" courses improved; professionalism of health workers in Kassala strengthened.A pilot trainership was activated and concluded, with 36 students of medicine and 21 nursing students trained. The centres were equipped with consumables and equipment. Students were followed by a coordinator and a tutor, who were also trained. 45 medical assistants and one representative of the ministry of health were trained on family medicine and community medicine, 45 nurses and 30 health workers were also trained on family medicine, 60 doctors were trained on the rational use of drugs and antibiotics. A research was carried out on "Co-infection between malaria and arboviruses (dengue, chikungunya) in eastern Sudan, Kassala State. A training was carried out witth the Public Health Institute of Khartoum on the financial mangement of an health centre, 6  professional of health management were trained.
Maintenance and renovation works for the center "Barno" were carried out . The Ministry of Health of the Kassala State was also supported with the equipment of the offices and consumables for health workers asssisting COVID-19 patients.



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