Report on the Mycetoma Advocacy Training Workshop for Medical Assistants at
Sinner State, Sudan
The Mycetoma Research Centre in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Sinner State,
Sudan had organised an Awareness & Advocacy Training Workshop for medical
assistants at Sinner State on the 21st of January 2016 at Sanga Town, Sinner State. The
training workshop was inaugurated by the HE Sinner State Minister of Health, 270
medical assistants had attended it as well as the senior staff of Sinner Ministry of Health.
The training workshop started with a pre-test, then Professor Fahal from the Mycetoma
Research Centre gave a comprehensive talk on the various aspects of mycetoma, and
that was followed by objective discussion and post-test. The post-test results showed
remarkable improvement of the participants’ knowledge on mycetoma.
The training workshop’s participants
The training workshop is a preparatory step in implementing a new policy to decentralise
the mycetoma services to reach the affected communities, to identify the best tools to
control the disease transmission and to determine the impact of service decentralisation
on patients’ economic and social burden.
Eventually, the Mycetoma Research Centre hopes to provide a complete package for
mycetoma prevention and control. The centre as a WHO Collaborating Centre will
communicate the results of this intervention to other affected countries to adapt it to
ensure proper mycetoma prevention and control.