Sudan

Trained midwife Rabha Abdalraheem Ahmed, 56 years old, visiting Maryam Mohammed, 24 years old, and her sixth newborn boy Abdalhaleem, 23 days old. Marin village, Rahad locality, Gedaref State. Sudan 2015
Trained midwife Rabha Abdalraheem Ahmed, 56 years old, visiting Raheeba Mohammed, 25 years old, and her forth newborn girl Madeena, 25 days old. Marin village, Rahad locality, Gedaref State. Sudan 2015
Maryam Mohammed, 24 years old, with her sixth newborn boy Abdalhaleem, 23 days old, delivered at home with the assistance of trained midwife Rabha Abdalraheem Ahmed. Marin village, Rahad locality, Gedaref Sate. Sudan 2015
Trained midwife Rabha Abdalraheem Ahmed, 56 years old, visiting Sandlya Ibrahim, 25 years old, and her fifth newborn girl Marwa, 14 days old. Marin village, Rahad locality, Gedaref State. Sudan 2015
Trained midwife Awadia Hassan Altaher, 28 years old. Dalasa Alarky, Gedaref State. Sudan 2015
Trained midwife Aisha Salih Dawod Omer, 41 years old, visiting Alafia Abdullah in her tukul. Alafia is 30 and she is going to deliver her third child at home as many Sudanese women do. During the visit, she is dyeing her feet with henna. Um Khanger Almadrasa village, Gedaref State. Sudan 2015
Trained midwife Aisha Salih Dawod Omer, 41 years old, visiting Manahel Abdalrahman, 20 years old, going to deliver her second child at home. On the background her sister Manhel, 25 years old, who delivered 35 days ago. According to tradition, Sudanese women rest for 40 days after delivering. Um Khanger Almadrsa, Gedaref State, Sudan 2015
Trained midwife Aisha Salih Dawod Omer, 41 years old, at her home with her grandson. Um Khanger Almadrsa, Gedaref State, Sudan 2015
Refresher training in measure treatment for pregnancy, delivery and baby breath run by Director of Midwives Training School, Dahia Mohamed. Port Sudan, Red Sea State. Sudan 2015
New water access point at the rehabilitated maternity ward. Trained midwives promoting hands hygiene to a girl. Hamashkoreeb, Kassala State. Sudan 2015
WFP and Italian Cooperation 'food for education' project. A school for women in an extremely orthodox area. First grade at Hamashkoreeb, Kassala State. Sudan 2015
Health worker Mohammad Taha Onour, 60 years old, measuring the blood pressure of Shaiga Abu Fatima, 65 years old. Tahaday Oasis health unit, Kassala State. Sudan 2015
Health worker Mohammad Taha Onour, 60 years old, and his patients at Tahaday Oasis health unit. Kassala State, Sudan 2015
Community health worker Anas Rabih Babiker, 26 years old, measuring the pressure of Abasmusa, 25 years old, at Gargosha, Rahad. Gedaref State, Sudan 2015
Nasir Omer visited by community health worker Anas Rabih Babiker. Gargosha village, Rahad locality, Gedaref State, Sudan 2015
Bahria Alsadig, 37 years old, during her malaria test done by community health worker Saifeldin Abdalrahman Abdalkareem. Eventually the test was negative. Marin village, Rahad locality, Gedaref State. Sudan 2015
Medical assistant Ahmed Hassan Ahmed, 51 years old, visiting Osman Hamed, 4 years old. Osman cut his eye with a thorn of a tree, and is fortunately not seriously injured. Ardalhager health centre, Girba locality, Kassala State. Sudan 2015
Amany Dowd, cleaner of the health center, taking drugs for her daughter Dalia Aboadem, 1 year old, sick with flue, by medical assistant Ahmed Hassan Ahmed. Drugs are provided by Italian Cooperation. Ardalhager health centre, Girba locality, Kassala State. Sudan 2015
Medical assistant Ahmed Hassan Ahmed, 51 years old, visiting Gmal Mohamed, 35 years old, suffering of chest inflammation. Ardalhager health centre, Girba locality, Kassala State. Sudan 2015
Medical assistant Ahmed Hassan Ahmed, 51 years old, visiting Ibrahim Gomaa, 4 years old, sick with anaemia. Ardalhager health centre, Girba locality, Kassala State. Sudan 2015
Medical assistant Ahmed Hassan Ahmed, 51 years old, visitingl Mohamed Idris, 20 years old, suffering of pain in the back. Ardalhager health centre, Girba locality, Kassala State. Sudan 2015
Medical assistant Ali Mohamed Nour, 45 years old, visiting Tahir Ohag, 65 years old. Arkaweek Health Centre, Sinkat Locality. Red Sea State, Sudan 2015
Medical assistant Ali Mohamed Nour, 45 years old, visiting Mahmoud Abu Mohammed, 47 years old. Arkaweek Health Centre, Sinkat Locality. Red Sea State, Sudan 2015
Lab technician Abdulgader Abdullah, 34 years old, taking a blood sample from Adam Musa, 45 years old. The lab equipment and furniture were provided by PQHS. Telkook hospital, Kassala State. Sudan 2015

Portfolio for the 2014 annual report of the program “Promoting Qualitative Health Services” (PQHS) funded by the European Union and implemented by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.  The program is aiming to improve the access of health care and to integrate the management of health system in the States of Kassala, Gedaref and Red Sea in Eastern Sudan. Among its many synergic activities – cooperation with local ministries and authorities, rehabilitation and construction of civil works, provision of medical equipment, drugs and technical assistance, support of health education through grants and trainings - this selection is focused on the work of trained midwives and health assistants who can assist at home or in small health centres beneficiaries living in the remotest areas.