7,200 COVID-19 diagnostic tests were delivered in mid-June to Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health by UNDP and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
A joint Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization (SSMO)/ UNDP ‘Solar Lab’ launched today in Khartoum, providing testing and certification services for solar energy technology.
The Global Fund-UNDP partnership provides essential medicines & supplies for Sudan’s most vulnerable.Facing COVID-19, collaboration & quick action ensures thousands remain protected.
Agriculture offers significant opportunities in Sudan but often relies on diesel-powered water pumps. Introducing solar technology has increased land use & productivity by nearly 50%.
40% of Sudan’s new parliamentary seats are allocated to women, but challenges remain in filling them.
A recent UN report highlights the impacts of COVID-19 on Sudan’s frail economy and society. Though the pandemic adds to the transition’s challenges, it provides an opportunity to shape a robust development pathway for Sudan.
Concerted action with a focus on equity could still limit impacts of this unprecedented crisis: closing the digital divide, would reduce in more than two thirds the number of children currently not learning because of school closures.

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30%

Women in parliament

36.1%

Poverty rate

2,415.0

GDP per capita - in current prices (USD) 2016

0.502

Human Dev. Index (UNDP, 2017)

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