Samaritan’s Purse Joins Fight Against COVID-19 in Sudan

SUDAN — Samaritan’s Purse continues to serve communities struggling during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Their latest coronavirus response is in the northeast African nation of Sudan. Samaritan’s Purse has a substantial history there and in South Sudan, they arre strengthening local churches and providing physical relief to impoverished villages that have suffered from years of civil war and political unrest.

Sudan is reporting more than 11,000 cases of COVID-19 and at least 700 deaths, a significant total for a country with limited medical infrastructure and resources.

In partnership with the country’s Ministry of Health, Samaritan’s Purse is running a training center for frontline medical workers in order to bolster the national capacity to care for coronavirus patients. Their team of experienced medical professionals—many of whom have deployed with Samaritan’s Purse during other infectious disease responses—are set up in the parking lot of a hospital in Khartoum, the country’s capital.

Jessica Lutz Samaritan’s Purse

My name is Jessica Lutz. I’m here with Samaritan’s Purse in Khartoum, Sudan. Samaritan’s Purse is here partnering with Ministry of Health in fighting COVID-19.

We’re using our experience that we’ve gained over the last 12 months in Italy and New York and using that knowledge to share with the local medical staff here. We are doing two main projects right now. One is a training program to train medical staff in proper infection prevention and control and to train in some of the things that we’ve learned more of advanced case management of patients with COVID.

The second project that we’re doing is we are partnering with the Ministry of Health to assess their facilities possibly installing donning and doffing stations, installing handwashing stations, things like that. You can support us by just praying for us, praying for wisdom for our work here, praying that we do an excellent job in all we do.


About Samaritan’s Purse International

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

CONTACT: Melissa Nystrom, news@samaritan.org


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