Re-opening Sudan: the Balance Between Maintaining Daily Living and Avoiding the Next Peak of COVID-19

Nada Fadul, Mohamed E. Hussein, Abdelaal A. Fadul

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Abstract

Purpose of the Review: To describe the intersectionality of healthcare and economy, and potential solutions to prevent the next peak of COVID-19 in Sudan. Recent Findings: Sudan has recently emerged from a 30-year dictatorship to face the COVID-19 pandemic in the midst of the worst economic crisis. Disease control measures that have been used in developed countries have been difficult to implement in Sudan due to economic, social, and structural challenges. There is a need for integration of data into the disease response plan and for community engagement to help with mitigation efforts. Youth-led community organizations were critical in the success of the Sudanese revolution. Their formal involvement in contact tracing and community awareness campaigns can be beneficial. Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the surface many of the challenges facing the healthcare system in Sudan. Culturally tailored interventions are needed to prevent the next peak of COVID-19 in the country.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-237
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Tropical Medicine Reports
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Pandemic response
  • Sudan healthcare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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