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Khartoum, Feb. 3 (SUNA) - The African Network of Medical Excellence (ANME)meeting concluded sessions yesterdayevening and issued Khartoum Declaration in the presence of fourteen ministries of health in African countries and international and regional organizations, led by IGAD, Global Health, the African Union, and the Italian Emergency Organization.
The Acting Federal Minister of Health Dr. Haitham Mohamed Ibrahim, said in a press statement following the closing session held at the Al-Salam Rotana Hotel, that the conferees issued Khartoum Declaration of ANME which contains 10 points, including an emphasis on the continuity of the work of the ANME, which started from Sudan by adding programs and other centers in African countries that have submitted their files to establish hospitals similar to Al-Salam Heart Hospital in Khartoum and the Children's Surgical Hospital in Entebbe .
Dr. Haitham said that the participants stressed the necessity for other countries to participate in financing the network and its hospitals, as the government of Sudan and Uganda did before beside the axis of expansion in making maximum use of the network represented in training health cadres, including consultants and assisting cadres in addition to joint research between these countries and the exchange of information that serve health, especially in delicate and specialized surgeries related to the heart, nervous system and tumors.
He said that the 6th meeting of ANME represents a turning point in its meetings since its establishment in the presence of the member-states countries, the African Union, IGAD and WHO, pointing out to the expectation that this will contribute to the adoption of the network within all these bodies, then it will find a mechanism and sources of funding and special accreditation from the African Union and an official request will be presented for this purpose in addition to the continuity of the ANME’s work and finding sources of funding for it from the member -states as well as forming an executive mechanism for its work from representatives of these countries in addition. .
The second day and final sessions witnessed deliberations among participants focusing on possibility of continuing work of the African Network for Medical Excellence, expanding and financing it, making maximum use of it and improving medical services, especially in the field of heart surgery , maternal and children health, and specialized medical diagnoses.