Health and Nutrition


Our Goal

We want all children in Sudan to enjoy good health. We are working towards this by:

  • Increasing the number of children who are protected from disease
  • Increasing the number of children who are well nourished
  • Ensuring children and their caregivers have access to essential health services 
What is the problem?

Despite improvements in Sudan in the recent past, children are among the most vulnerable and are constantly at risk of disease outbreaks, such as Cholera, diarrhea, malaria and respiratory infections, such as Pneumonia. These risk factors are made more acute when you account for poor health and nutrition during pregnancy and their first years of life. These factors are exacerbated by low investment in the nascent health infrastructure; a lack of health and hygiene knowledge; inadequate access to sanitation facilities and human displacement.

How is World Vision addressing the issues?

We are working to meet the needs of children by focusing on where life starts, providing counseling and support to pregnant women. We do this primarily by providing outpatient services and responding to disease outbreaks. We are also trying to address the roots of the problem by supporting vaccination efforts and contributing the infrastructure updates and increased health personnel training.

Is what World Vision doing working?

All monitoring and survey data reveal that the status of Internally Displaced People in camps to be much better than that of host communities. Because the situation in Sudan has been so volatile, the priority has been to sustain status quo and prevent epidemics such as cholera from further deteriorating the health status of already vulnerable populations.

What’s the impact?
  • 159,455 people including children under five, accessed basic healthcare services at the more than 30 World Vision run/supported clinics in East Darfur, South Darfur, and Blue Nile states. Services included: Service included free medical consultation, free medicines, laboratory, vaccination, ante-natal and post-natal care including midwifery and referral of complicated cases.
  • Approximately 64,000 people received nutrition care, including children under five who were admitted with malnutrition cases. 
  • World Vision worked with at least 115 trained community health workers, who were critical in household and community level monitoring and referral of cases to the health facilities. 


Related Resources
  • See the difference our health and nutritional programmes are making in Sudan in this factsheet
  • Watch this video to see how volunteers are helping fight malnutrition for children in Sudan.
  • See how one clinic is improving the lives of thousands of internally displaced people in South Darfur state.