Sudan
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Sudan MedSIN-Sudan
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
Arabic, English
English
(GMT+03:00) Kuwait, Riyadh, Baghdad
South Sudanese pound
SCOPE Active
SCORE Active
Sudan (MedSIN-Sudan) - Ahfad University for Women
Sudan (MedSIN-Sudan) - Al-Zaim Al-Azhari University
Sudan (MedSIN-Sudan) - Omdurman Islamic University
Sudan (MedSIN-Sudan) - University of Khartoum
Sudan (MedSIN-Sudan) - National Ribat University, Khartoum
Sudan (MedSIN-Sudan) - Bahri University

35 SCOPE STUDENTS
12 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
medsin-sudan.org
NEOs
Ahmad Elbella
NOREs
Ahmad Elbella
WELCOME NOTE

TIA - This is Africa

Welcome to the land where the two Niles meet, where the sun never sets, where Africa's very essense reaches out to your soul. 

 

OVERVIEW

SUDAN

Located at the heart of Africa is the beauty that is Sudan, a country with a unique history and an exquisite blend of African and Arab culture. It is the home of the river Nile, the longest river in the world. Sudan was formerly the largest country in the Arab and African world (up until 2011) and is currently third in both.

Gaining its independence in January 1st, 1956, Sudan has flourished to become the mesmerizing country it is today.







HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Vision & Mission of the Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan:

To build a healthy nation, with emphasis on the health needs of the poor, underserved, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, thereby contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the overall social and economic development of the country.

Healthcare System in Sudan

The healthcare system in sudan is one where much improvement is due, with an average life expectancy of a mere 64.1 years, ranking 141st worldwide. A multitude of factors are responsible for that number, including the insufficiency of health care centers in the rural areas as well as the presence of severe diseases which are eradicated elsewhere. Major causes of death in Sudan are diarrheal diseases, malnutrition and tuberculosis (Ranking 3rd, 5th, and 6th respectively). Many tropical diseases are also common in Sudan, which will allow the medical student to witness cases he will rarely see elsewhere in the world.

Hospitals

Hospitals in general are divided into public and private hospitals, and although the hospitals attended by each exchange student will vary from LC to LC, here are examples of two of the prominent hospitals in the country:

  1. Khartoum Teaching Hospital


  2. Soba Teaching Hospital
MEDICAL EDUCATION

We have 27 Medical Schools in Sudan. The period of schooling varies from 5-7 years.

In the first 3 years, the students study the basic medical subjects : Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology and Pharmacology and Pathology.

In the next years, the students study the Clinical subjects (Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology) theoretically and practically in the hospital. 

TRANSPORTATION

MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION


  • Khartoum International Airport (KIA) - This is the airport that all incomings will be arriving at. All internal flights within Sudan are also through KIA. 

  • Buses- With over 50 bus stations within the capital only, the buses in Sudan aren't only available but are considerably cheap and the prices range from 1 to 5 Sudanese pounds which is a bargain price.

  • Taxi- Sudan has an affordable and reasonable taxi services wether those are the public taxis or the private ones (Sudanese version of Uber - Moshwar).

  • Trains- Those connect the capital to the distant parts of the country.

  • Raksha- Is a mini tripod that is offers transportation to mid-ranged destinations.

  • Amjad (Mini-Taxi)- offers the same quality and range as the usual taxi, but is less expensive and more available.
SOCIAL PROGRAM

The beauty of Sudan is in the culture itself. It's in the people and their hospitality, their humor and their light heartedness. If you’re looking for a laugh, well... Sudan’s sure to keep you grinning!

Sudan
STEP

Sudan is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse countries in Africa. The blend of Arab and African influence comes together beautifully to give you so colourful Sudanese culture. A culture rich in history. History that we hope to tell you more about during the trips to the museums.

- The Palace Museum :

Palace

- The National Museum :

National Museum

 

National

During your exchange in Sudan, We will offer your a proper social program which cover all the important places to see in Sudan :)

Check out our LCs page for Further information !



Our social program is one of its kind just in one city like Khartoum you can't even get enough  from going to the marvellous nice, walk everyday by the nile Street  most preferable by early morning or before the sunset..what you just saw above is like a tiny example of what you can see in Khartoum. 


I also don't wanna forget the very beautiful traditional sudanese city Omdurman that still has the smell of the old sudan within it.

If you wanna relax and have some time away from the triangular capital you just need to go little bit to the North , to Meroe/Albajraweya, to see the famous Pyramids of sudan.

MUST SEE
  • Sudanese museums
  • Traditional souk of Omdurman
  • Nubian wrestling
  • Portsudan and red Sea hills
  • Meroe Albajraweya Pyramids
  • Sabalouka Waterfalls
  • Traditional Sudanese wedding
  • "Al Mogran" - the joining of the Blue Nile and White Nile to form the Great Nile River
  • Al-Sunut Forest, overlooking the White Nile

 

CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

SUDAN'S CULTURE

Sudan isn't just a country. It's a collection of cultures and traditions that collided and mixed to create an atmosphere that only exists in this beautiful wonderful country.
This takes us back in time to when the region know as "The Soudan" extended from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. This vast country contained within it thousands of various tribes that composed a vast nation. And over time these tribes interacted with each other and  mixedcreating a unique blend that nowadays combines the flavor of the entire African continent.


Then Sudan started shrinking. And by the time the Arabs came to Africa it was almost the same shape it is today. The Nubian kingdom in Sudan was one of the greatest kingdoms in Africa extending along the coast of the Great Nile and the pyramids you find today in Albajrawya (The Kingdom of Meroe) stand through the ages and passing the test of time as a testimony of its greatness.

The culture in Sudan carries all of these different civilizations and all this history, emphasized when you look inside Khartoum when you see the old presidential palace, built by the Turks, and the new one. Also seen in Omdurman when you look at the house of the Khalifa who ruled Sudan after the first independence which was a point of all the decision makers at that time.
The West carries the scent of Africa within its beautiful mountains and green fields, the east carries the scent of Arabia within its sand and desert. And the capital just sums it up.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • All Credit and Debit Cards (VISA, Mastercard, etc.) do not work in Sudan, all transactions are carried out through cash.
  • Dollars and Euros are preferable currencies as they are easy to exchange and their exchange services are available at all times.
  • Our exchange team will pick you up from the airport and provide you with all the details regarding your clerkship