Ministry of Health Announces Unified Health Map
Acting Minister of Health, Al-Sadiq Gismallah, defended the mandate of his ministry on the Health of Sudan, stressing that the health situation in the Salvation era has shifted widely in the field of infrastructure, quantity and quality, announcing a unified health map standard for the country, to increase coverage of primary health care services to reach to 65% and binding states and localities authorities to enforce them.
At the conclusion of the annual meeting to discuss bilateral health plan for the years 2012-2013, which took place yesterday, the minister stressed that the devolution of federal hospitals to the states enables his ministry to play its role better than it was in the past.
Expanded meeting included states health managers, discussed four worksheets of the plan, included the policies of the Ministry of Health for planning and projects, the situation of public health and emergency health, policies and projects of therapeutic and health laboratories and a paper on basic health care.
Health Minister pledged to transfer the subspecialty to the states by establishing five specialized centers implemented by the ministry during the next stage, praising the partnership between the Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF, United Nations Population Fund, the global support Fund and donors.
The Minister called for a review of the means by which health programs are managed and the creation of effective initiatives contribute to the improvement of health policies in the country to avoid all the negatives of the past, and use of the best administrative and technical means for the implementation of health programs and projects.
Director General for Planning and Policy at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mohammed Yahya Al-Abbasi, said that the plan put forward by his ministry aims to increase coverage in the localities and states of primary health care services to get to 65%, besides inventory of resources and compel the authorities in the states enforce them, acknowledging that the secession of South Sudan imposed a new reality in the development of the said plan, by the emergence of new indicators in achieving the millennium development goals, explaining that the meeting recommended the importance of joint planning and increase the coverage of primary health care, and the integration of provided health services, and providing midwives by supporting Academy of Health Sciences and the Institute of Public Health.
By Staff Writer, 23/10/2011