Sudan - Country Commercial Guide
Health Care and Health Technologies

This is a best prospect industry sector for this country.  Includes a market overview and trade data.


Last published date: 2021-02-12

The CLTG has prioritized upgrading the national health care delivery system, including building, staffing, and operating clinics throughout the country.  The current system has lacked adequate resources for years and requires substantial new investment.   

Sudan’s health care system faces daunting challenges as seven to eight million people are facing critical problems related to mental and physical wellbeing.  Essential medicines are accessible in only 43 percent of health facilities, while only 33 percent of health facilities can provide all the main primary care components. 

Human capacity is lacking.  Despite training capacity, including 35 medical schools, Sudan has a shortage of health workers, with only 4.1 physicians and 8.3 nurses and midwives per 10,000 population in 2015.  Those numbers are declining as the workforce has been depleted by a severe brain drain, with low staff retention and high emigration of health care workers, driven by political instability, low wages, and poor quality training opportunities.