On August 28, Sudan's Federal Ministry of Health launched its National Acceleration Plan for Maternal and Child Health, in partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund. With a lifetime risk of maternal death of 1 in 32, Sudan is the first country of the 10 high-burden nations in sub-Saharan Africa to to takes steps toward reducing maternal and child mortality.
Dr. Ala Alwan, WHO's Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean office - and country network collaborator for DCPN, has provided his support to Sudan as they begin to implement effective health interventions to reduce maternal and under-5 child mortality. A primary goal of the acceleration plan is to achieve two of the UN's Millennium Development Goals.
Read more about the launch of Sudan's acceleration plan here.