Sudan Health Consultancy (SHC)
SHC was formed in 2006 from the core group who established the Sudanese Public Health Network in the UK (SPHNUK). A voluntary group, we endeavour to assist colleagues and organisations in the Sudan to share knowledge, skills and ideas between UK and Sudan.
We currently have ten members working in public health in the UK and Ireland. Membership of the Sudan Health Consultancy is restricted to the core group who lead the Sudanese Public Health Network in the UK. Collectively, we have experience of working in the NHS and universities in England, Scotland and Ireland. Recent additions to this group have been sought for particular expertise and a willingness to commit time and energy to fulfilling the group’s mission. We are in the process of registering the group for charitable status, and to this end, we will have a Trustee Board of Sudanese, UK, and International experts in various fields related to public health (PH).
Our Mission & Vision
Sudan and the health of all fellow Sudanese is always in our heart. Our mission is to encourage and foster peer support, development and sharing of PH knowledge and skills within and between professionals in Sudan, the UK and internationally. The group's vision is to contribute to building in Sudan a nation of healthy individuals, families and communities, served by a health system that is equitable, accessible, affordable, efficient and consumer friendly in which the society participates actively.
Our main aim is to improve public health practice in Sudan, through the development of advanced PH skills and learning from international experience. We believe that a sound public health approach is the shortest, best, most cost-effective evidence based way to a rapid improvement of health in Sudan.
Capacity and Capability
Our style of collaboration with our partners depends on the kind of assistance required. As a group based outside Sudan, our members have other full-time commitments and work out of hours on the group activities. We are not entirely free in terms of time and freedom to travel to Sudan. We normally take the opportunity of social visits to Sudan to meet directly with partners in Sudan, and run training sessions or workshops. There is wider opportunity to review documents and generally advise and assist via electronic communication.