Sudan

In January 2005, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed between North and Southern Sudan, bringing an end to the 21 years of civil war. It is estimated that as many as two million people had lost their lives and more than 4.5 million had either been internally displaced or had sought refuge in neighboring countries. On 9th of July of the year 2011, the 10 southern states became an independent country, which is now known as the Republic of South Sudan.

Activities in Sudan

Action against Infectious Diseases

AAR Japan staff (center) and students learning mycetoma with picture-stories.

AAR Japan staff (center) and students learning mycetoma with picture-stories.

Since 2013, AAR Japan has been collaborating with the Mycetoma Research Center in order to combat mycetoma.

Mycetoma is a slow-growing infectious disease caused by specific kinds of bacteria or fungi found in soil. Such organisms can enter the body through any kind of wound, but most typically through those on the arms, feet, or legs. As the infection progresses, it can extend to muscles and bones. AAR Japan supported clinics in White Nile State and Sennar State with medical equipment and materials needed to treat those patients contracted with mycetoma. Furthermore, AAR has been providing support to the Mycetoma Research Centre and Soba Univeristy Hospital, for them to send volunteer surgeons to perform surgeries and to provide care to those patients. AAR is also active in prevention of aggravation of mycetoma among locals, carrying out number of IEC sessions on what is mycetoma properly.

Activity Reports from Sudan

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