2016 - SUDAN – Port Sudan – Support to the development of human resources in the health sector in the Red Sea State

This project is coordinated by prof. Salvatore Rubino (Department of Biomedical Sciences) on behalf of the University of Sassari.


Strengthening of the “Academy of Health Science”  through teaching skills: technical and laboratory assistants, midwives, medical assistants and nurses

  • technical assistance through long missions of a health expert / health coordinator
  • technical assistance through short missions of experts in various disciplines and for activities related to education and for those related to the organization and functionality of the internship locations departments (development of operating procedures, protocols)
  • support to the organization of courses for “laboratory technicians“, for medical students in the field of microbiology, bacteriology, virology, etc ..
  • technical assistance and distance learning from a health expert
  • technical assistance of a Sudanese medical expert high professional profile, for the entire duration of the project
  • financial contribution to the running costs of AHS of Port Sudan
  • provision of specialization scholarships at AHS / universities in Khartoum to AHS teachers
  • provision of a two month scholarship in Italy for 3 people per year

Improve the General Hospital of Port Sudan in some departments such as practical training units for AHS students (Hospital Maternal, Pediatric Hospital and Central Laboratory)

  • technical assistance and training of a construction expert for 3 months / year in the supervision of the civil works
  • priority / urgent rehabilitation of pediatric and maternity wards, and laboratories at General Hospital of Port Sudan
  • supply of equipment and furniture to the health departments at point above
  • economic support for supplies (contribution for drugs, reagents and consumable medical materials, equipment maintenance)
  • introduction of clinical guidelines and protocols in accordance with “international best practices”

Launch of the Hospital University research lines in Port Sudan, in collaboration with scientific institutes and research excellences, both Italian and international.

  • technical assistance from the University of Sassari, with university professors and researchers, on the field and from Italy
  • development of applied scientific research lines (as epidemiological knowledge on communicable diseases, research on antibiotic resistance)
  • registration of 3 teachers / researchers of the Faculty of Medicine / General Hospital specialists to a 18 months master in Khartoum, for professional training and acquisition of skills in the field of research.
  • elaboration of scientific documentation and publications in international journals.

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