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SRC Program Level C : Sudan - Brazil

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EC Institute: Soba University Hospital Renal Division

EC Liaison officer: Elwaleed Elhassan

SC Institute: Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana

SC Liaison Officer: Roberto Picoits-Filho


Name of SRC Pair: Sudan - Brazil

SRC Level: C


Learning Objectives: 

Soba University Hospital is the largest open-access academic center in Sudan comprising a free standing hemodialysis unit and two renal units; an adult and pediatric. It is a 500 bed tertiary hospital in Southern Khartoum that serves a large population plus the referrals from other states. Similar to other Sudanese public health institutions, it is suffering from a severe brain drain given the tight economic constraints.
The current needs are:
1. Optimizing HD and PD staff training given the high experienced staff turnover rate.
2. Accepting Sudanese Trainees through ISN and ISPD fellowship programs.
3. Assisting to invigorate adult transplant, and initiate kidney transplantation for children who are less than 15 kg of body weight. A visit from an expert pediatric surgeon would be highly appreciated.
4. Advanced nurse training especially in the fields of continuous renal replacement therapy, renal transplantation, plasmapheresis, PICU and urodynamic studies.
5. Technical assistance to develop renal immune-florescence and EM services. This is not presently available in any public sector hospital in Sudan.
6. Establishing genetic testing given the high noted prevalence of inherited genetic diseases and consanguineous marriage in our community.
7. Setting up electronic medical records to optimize our database, and establish a renal registry.



In the short term:
1. Begin regular video conferences with the Supporting Center staff, to present and review cases. That would generate a lot of discussion and would improve the staff training.
2. Establish formal nurse training program partly in Sudan and the other part in Brazil. Partially support trainee travel expenses in the allowed range
3. Buy a training manikins for hemodialysis catheter insertion.
4. Invite a visiting expert from the supporting center to guide the transplant service rejuvenation.
5. Send trainee physicians and nurses to the Supporting Center through the ISN and ISPD fellowship grants



Additional Info

  • Year: 2017
  • Status: In progress
  • Partners: ISN only
  • SRC Level: C
  • Region: Africa
  • Country: Sudan
  • Topics: CKD
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