© Hayato Oguchi
MSF has been woring in Sudan since 1978. MSF activities include responding to several medical emergencies including the biggest Kala Azar outbreak and treating victims of violence in Darfur as well as providing reproductive healthcare. Kala Azar (visceral leishmaniasis) is endemic in Sudan. MSF treated 2,600 people for the disease in Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei states in 2010. In the North of the country MSF opened a Kala Azar treatment centre in Al Gedaref state and treated 1,100 patients.
In the city of Port Sudan, in north-eastern Sudan, MSF provided reproductive healthcare in the Tagadum hospital. Staff provided a range of services including antenatal and postnatal care, delivery services, family planning, treatment for sexually transmitted infections and counselling. Staff conducted over 14,000 antenatal consultations, helped deliver 2,000 babies in 2010.