Information for Patients
The Sudanese healthcare system is divided by private and public sector. Public sector is funded by the government, while private is operated by public health workers within certain time slots. Healthcare quality varies per region in Sudan with the best concentrated in Omdurman and Khartoum. In general, the Sudan health system is porous and underserved, with greater need for standardization and investment in infrastructure. This is due to economic sanctions imposed on the country and on-gong conflict in Darfur and along with Southern Sudanese border. Private care is generally better in Khartoum but is of average quality throughout the country. Sudan does not have universal healthcare and while for the expat hospital costs are considered to be low, for the average Sudanese, they can be burdensome.
Information for Health Care Professionals
All approval and consultations are required to be done via the Sudanese Embassy or representation within your jurisdiction. Please consult both the local Sudanese embassy/consulate as well as the representative of a key Sudanese medical society in order to understand the requirements needed to practice medicine in Sudan.
English the language of instruction for medical education in Sudan.
Information for Travelers
The health system in is of low to average quality depending where one is within the country, with better service found in the capital Khartoum and her sister city, Omdurman. Medical tourism does not occur in Sudan.
Yellow fever vaccination and subsequent travel certificate is required prior to entering Sudan. Hepatitis A and B as well as Rubella vaccinations are recommended prior to arrival in Sudan. Visitors should get medical insurance prior to arrival in Sudan but should be warned that due to economic sanctions imposed on the country, standard medical insurance may not cover Sudan. It is recommended to get a more robust insurance plan.
Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: http://www.fmoh.gov.sd/En/