Samaritan’s Purse Joins Fight Against COVID-19 in Sudan

Samaritan’s Purse continues to serve communities struggling during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Their latest coronavirus response is in the northeast African nation of Sudan. Samaritan’s Purse has a substantial history there and in South Sudan, they arre strengthening local churches and providing physical relief to impoverished villages that have suffered from years of civil war and political unrest.

Sudan is reporting more than 11,000 cases of COVID-19 and at least 700 deaths, a significant total for a country with limited medical infrastructure and resources.

In partnership with the country’s Ministry of Health, Samaritan’s Purse is running a training center for frontline medical workers in order to bolster the national capacity to care for coronavirus patients. Their team of experienced medical professionals—many of whom have deployed with Samaritan’s Purse during other infectious disease responses—are set up in the parking lot of a hospital in Khartoum, the country’s capital.