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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: I recently saw a report of 40 people who needed dialysis dying in one state in Sudan, and this situation is not unique to Sudan.
Mar 1, 2024, 18:29

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: I recently saw a report of 40 people who needed dialysis dying in one state in Sudan, and this situation is not unique to Sudan.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, shared on X/Twitter:

“Cancer, diabetes, heart or lung disease can affect any one of us or our loved ones.

Conflict, flooding, earthquakes, famine, displacement, and other emergencies multiply the risks associated with these diseases.

I recently saw a report of 40 people who needed dialysis dying in one state in Sudan. Sudan has over 9000 people in need of dialysis, over 200 of them are children.

This situation is not unique to Sudan. We have seen the same needs in many places affected by conflict or disasters, including Yemen, Türkiye, Syria, Ukraine, and Gaza.

We need to do better at integrating noncommunicable disease care in emergency response, to protect more lives from these avoidable tragedies and improve health security.”

Source: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus/X