Sudanese Association of Pediatrics (SAP)
23rd Scientific Conference
(Blood Diseases in Children)
Elobied –North Kurdufan
14th-17th November 2018
The conference was successful & was dealing with blood diseases which is problem in kurdufan.
Dr. Amin Elagib, Head dept of Sudan Education and Development Institute, Consultant Pediatrician, University of Medical Sciences & Technology, Presented a paper in the conference (Health and bio-social Aspects of children At Quran Schools (Khalwa), East Nile locality, Khartoum).
There was also a workshop on sickle cell disease mainly to the registrars and Pediatricians in North Kurdofan. The workshop discussed diagnosis and Management of sickle cell disease and the collaboration between different bodies cornering sickle cell disease in the Country.
UMST, in collaboration with Ibn Sina Hospital, is carrying a campaign to vaccinate all children at Ed Babiker Khelwa who are negative for Hepatitis B virus with the vaccines. The number of pupils at Ed Babiker Khelwa is around 1200 pupils, and their age ranges from 6 years to 23 years; they are mainly from Darfur states.
A questionnaire was designed for the pupils showing the history of previous infection and jaundice in siblings or parents.
Blood samples are collected (Sera) and examined for (HBSAG) – if the result is positive, the children will be referred to Ibn Sina Hospital for management with follow up.
Those who are seronegative will be vaccinated by HBV vaccine.