Obstacles faced by healthcare providers during COVID-19 pandemic in Sudan

Sarah Misbah EL-Sadig, Nouh Saad Mohamed, Eiman Siddig Ahmed, Mohammed Afif Altayeib, Leena Haider Tahir, Ali Mahmoud Mohammed Edris, Yousif Ali, Emmanuel Edwar Siddig*, Ayman Ahmed

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Abstract

The impacts of COVID -19 pandemic have been quite significant on healthcare providers. I was particularly challenging for those in Low and Middle-Income Countries including Sudan. Unfortunately, the pandemic has hit Sudan on extremely difficult time for the country and its people. The country was coming out of long-brutal and devastating dictatorship and transitioning to new democracy with civilian leadership. In addition to the pandemic related issues, trying to rebuild the health system during socioeconomic crisis, healthcare providers in the country were challenged personally and professionally. These challenges include the stress of working in under-resourced settings with limited access to personal-protection equipment and testing kits raised the fear of contracting the virus and spreading it to their families. The professional, social, and personal life of healthcare providers have been dramatically changed by the ongoing pandemic, however, they are heroically accepting this change in a hope that, this will save the life of many more people. Nevertheless, their fights and sacrifices should at least be rewarded by governments and communities altogether strictly enforce the implementation of other preventive measures including vaccination, face masking, and social distancing and get all protected. We should all understand that, unless we are all protected no one is protected, so all must adapt to the new norm of life and collaborate not only on ending this pandemic but to prevent similar ones in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1615-1617
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection in Developing Countries
Volume15
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2021

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