Khartoum has been the executive capital of Sudan since 1956. Founded by the Egyptians, the city takes its name from an Arabic word meaning ‘elephant’s trunk’, referring to the narrow strip of land where the Blue and White Nile meet. . This huge city is located at an altitude of 390 meters and has a hot and dry climate. Khartoum actually consists of three different cities: Khartoum, Omdurman and Khartoum North. This metropolitan area is the economic center of Sudan. With 3 universities, it is also the main educational center in the country. The city has limited health care resources and few hospitals capable of providing medical care according to international standards. Most hospitals require a deposit before admitting patients. This is an overview of some of the leading hospitals in Khartoum.
FEDAIL hospital is a leading healthcare facility in Sudan and is located in Khartoum at Alhwadith Street, PO Box: 311. Established in 1992, this private hospital has 100 beds, 43 specialist clinics and some of the best doctors in the country. The hospital is housed in a spacious 10-storey building with standby automatic generators, 4 elevators and filtered water facilities. In addition, it has a central sterilization unit, its own laundry and a modern kitchen. The hospital has achieved many successes such as the first hospital in Sudan to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendectomy, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair and video capsule endoscopy. It is also the first center to introduce many advanced endoscopy techniques. The operating wing has five fully equipped theater rooms and various surgical units, such as general surgery, orthopaedics, laparoscopic, vascular and pediatric surgery. The maternity ward has the latest facilities, a modern delivery room and baby intensive care unit. The blood bank department of this hospital uses equipment from Grifols (Spain) and works according to international standards. Phone: +249-183-766661
Soba University Hospital in Khartoum is another large hospital in Sudan. The hospital is affiliated with the Ministry of Health and the oldest medical school in the country. SUH has provided excellent and cost-effective healthcare since 1975. SUH provides high-quality clinical, diagnostic and surgical services in all fundamental disciplines by staffing eminent physicians and surgeons. The Department of Internal Medicine has 101 beds and facilities for peritoneal dialysis. This hospital has an obstetrics and geynaecology department, a pediatrics department and a surgery department – including cosmetic surgery. SUH has modern emergency care, ICUs, a pharmacy, a physiotherapy department and an accredited blood bank unit. In the well-equipped laboratories, all kinds of research are carried out in the field of haematology, parasitology, bacteriology and biochemistry. Phone: 83383591