Kalamendo Health Centres in North Darfur...At a Glance

Thursday 8 April 2021



When it comes to health and nutrition, Save the Children supports 121 Primary Health Care Facilities across Sudan. In Kalamendo locality in North Darfur alone, we support 14 facilities funded by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid, where we provide health and nutrition services to children and mothers. 

In February, we visited these facilities; from mother-to-mother groups, to walk-in checkups, from trainings, to communities socializing in these spaces - we met children, mothers, and community health workers who receive and provide necessary services every day. These photos will tell you more than we can say!

This is a mother-to-mother group awareness session led by trained community health worker, in Um Raway’s health facility.  on nutrition for newborns and children Under 5, where women from the community are trained on best practices and habits in health and nutrition, and in turn, share with other women. 

Mona*, 30, leads a mother-to-mother group in Um Kadoya West, with women in her community; the session is on the importance and benefits of breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of the child’s life. 

Rania*, 25, and her daughter, Mihad*, 8 months, in Um Kadoya West Health Facility waiting to see the medical assistant in ECHO-funded facilitiy. Rania, who is not from Um Kadoya West, but is visiting, was directed by her family to seek treatment there when her daughter fell ill with diarrhea.

Mastoura Ahmed, 55, trained by Save the Children and ECHO midwife in Um Kadoya West Health Facility. All midwives in ECHO-funded facilities receive refresher trainings, kits, and technical support by Save the Children.

Nadia*, 20, and daughter, Hajar*, 7 months, in Argud Marareet Health Facilitiy’s pharmacy waiting to receive medications.

Najat*, 33, and daughter, Jamila*, 26 months, receiving MUAC and a general checkup at Um Raway Health Facility. Najat is also there to attend mother-to-mother group awareness session.

Hamida*, 35, and Omar*, 3 months, share mother-son moments, at Gusa Gamat Health Facility.

Hanaa*, 30, and Reem*, 7 months, at Gusa Gamat Health Facility after a checkup. Reem, whose sickness did not stop her from appearing on camera, was receiving treatment for a bacterial eye infection that is common among children Under 5.

Rowaida*, 35, happy and well during her third trimester and regularly following up with Um Raway’s Health Facility midwife.

Women from Gusa Gamat bring their children to the health facility to see doctors, but also, these facilities act as a space for women in the community to meet and socialize.

Mohammed*, 2 and a half, in the clinic for a medical checkup after coming down with a seasonal cold, with his parents Manar*, 25, who works as midwife at the Gusa Gamat Health Facility, and his father,  Ahmed*, 27. 

Awatef*, 35, is nine months pregnant with her ninth child – she recently stopped working (farming) because her due date is approaching and she is unable to continue her work. She is at Kalamendo Hospital for her routine checkup with the midwife. Pictured behind her is the “birth plan” when it comes time for labor and delivery.