The Sudanese Ministry of Health has acknowledged its failure in investigating acute flaccid paralysis, and vaccinating children in conflict and remote areas.
Dr El Sadig Mahjoub, National Coordinator for the investigation of acute flaccid paralysis, told reporters in Khartoum on Thursday that the “immunisation vehicles have not been renewed for ten years”.
He also complained about “challenges” in reaching the camps for the displaced and refugee camps in the country, traditional mining areas, and nomad settlements.
Nutritional specialist at the ministry, Dr Eman Saleh, reported that the rate of night blindness is 4.4 percent in Sudan. Especially the people in White Nile state suffer from a shortage of vitamin A, causing night blindness.