Three Open Days for Raising Awareness on Crucial Health Issues


The Deanship of Student Affairs with the Sudanese National Organization for Patients organized three open days in collaboration with the National Blood Donation Program and Khartoum Center of Oncology.
The ordained days included:
The 1st day focused on informing the audience of the importance of blood donation. The educating program was accompanied by an exhibition highlighting cancer issues.
The 2nd day included a lecture on blood diseases and various means of protection and prevention, and that was in addition to continuation of blood donation program.
The 3rd day focused on methods of early detection and voluntary breast cancer at the Psychological Counseling Unit at the University which was conducted by specialists from the Sudanese Center for Oncology.

Immunization of HBSAG (-Ve) Children in Eid Babiker (Khelwa)


Hepatitis B virus is the main cause of chronic liver infection. More than 65 million people are infected worldwide; In Sudan the prevalence is about 8%.
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.