Rupert Neudeck described the Nuba mountains as a mysterious place, our managing director Bernd Göken himself worked for several years in our hospital and the […] Read more
Key health facts
Life expectancy at time of birth: 65 years for females, 61 years for males
Infant’s mortality per 1000 birth: 49
Doctors per 1000 inhabitants: 0.3
Cap Anamur first was engaged in Sudan from 1985 to 1992. Since 1997 up till now we are on site with our project.
Situation in the country
Since decades Sudan is stage for hostile activities between the official government and rebel groups. The separation of South-Sudan from the north in 2011 intensified the fights mainly in the border-region of South-Kordofan, which was due to questionable election results not aligned with the south, but remained under control of Khartoum. Mainly the civilians suffer from the fights between the rebels and government troops and people have to flee from their home villages and seek shelter in the caves of the Nuba-mountains. Lack of food, poor water supply and bad health care make life in the mountains a fight for survival. But an escape to adjacent South-Sudan doesn’t promise improvement, as here the people get more and more involved in a civil war after the foundation of the state.
Medical care for people who flee from war and violence to the Nuba-mountains
By the end of the 1990s we established a huge hospital in the middle of the Nuba-mountains, which we operate up till now and which we developed with buildings and medical facilities. We offer our patients a broad spectrum of consultation and treatment as well as the possibility to be treated stationary when severely ill and when needed we offer surgery and follow up care. Our team of doctors and nurses not only works with the patients, but permanently educates local staff in various medical disciplines. We were able to extend our care system in a circle of about 100 kilometers by 6 outposts. All together we reach about 200,000 people a year. We fill the medicines stock every six month with a large shipment. Furthermore we run vaccination campaigns and thus immunize more than 42,000 children against polio, measles, tuberculosis, diphtheria, whooping cough, hepatitis and tetanus.
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