Support to SRCS Khartoum Branch to slow down the fast spreading COVID-19 pandemic and to support the Branch with capacity strengthening. The project will directly deliver assistance to approximately 98,000 persons and indirectly to over 790,000 individuals. In the initial phase, beneficiaries will majorly be from the communities in Omdurman city, Umbada localities, Albougaa administrative unit. SRCS volunteers, health facilities clients and staff are among the beneficiaries. The most affected locality by COVID-19 in Sudan is Khartoum (city) with 8168 confirmed cases. The state has 239 Primary Health Care centers (PHCs) and only 54% of them are functional. The reasons for non-functioning PHCS is not yet known. Khartoum isolation centers have bed capacity of 646 while ICU bed capacity is 18. This scenario shows the low capacity of the health system in Khartoum (city) to respond to an increasing ratio of COVID-19 cases. Beneficiaries are mainly from the communities in Omdurman city, Umbada localities and Albougaa administrative unit.
The proposed intervention will support 9 health centres in Khartoum with trainings for staff and volunteers, provision of safe water, PPE’s, hygiene promotion in the community and surveillance. In addition to the COVID-19 response, the proposed intervention also supports the Khartoum branch of SRCS in capacity strengthening, financial sustainability and volunteers management to ensure long-term sustainable support.
98,000 persons and indirectly to over 790,000 individuals in Khartoum.