How health workers are combatting COVID-19 in The Blue Nile Region, Sudan

UNICEF supports the training of health workers to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Hadeel Agab Ashi
Seham Nasir Yassin, Lab specialist at Al-Damazine Hospital
15 November 2021

As part of the nationwide efforts led by the Government of Sudan to combat COVID19, UNICEF supported the capacity building and the provision of trainings for medical staff from across Sudan. During the workshops, the participants discussed and exchanged ideas on the prevention measures, awareness raising among health workers, best handwashing practices and how to use PPE’s.

In Damazine, Blue Nile, we met Seham Nasir Yassin, Lab specialist at Al-Damazine Hospital. Seham is very dedicated and passionate about her work. She joined the UNICEF-supported workshop held in Khartoum earlier last month to refresh her knowledge about infection and prevention control as she works in one of the highly sensitive departments in the hospital. Seham played an important role in raising awareness among her colleagues and therefore preventing the spread of COVID in the area.

“Now I know how to deal with COVID-19 cases in a better way. Once I enter the lab, the first thing I do is ensure everything is well sanitized, I wash my hands, wear the gloves and my PPE, when necessary, and sterilize the equipment after taking the samples,” 


With the generous contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), UNICEF will continue to support the Government of Sudan to end the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Sudan.