Health Emergencies and Humanitarian Action (HEHA) Campaign – MedSIN Sudan

Name of the activity: Health Emergencies and Humanitarian Action (HEHA) Campaign

Country/NMO: MedSIN Sudan

Program: Emergency, Disaster Risk & Humanitarian Action

Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator

Type of the activity: First-time Activity

Category: Campaign

Focus area: Disaster resilience (including prevention, preparedness and response), Access to care in disaster/emergency contexts

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions)

Problem statement:

After the start of the political transition in Sudan, humanitarian needs continued to grow across the country, despite progress made in the implementation of the objectives of the 39-month transition period and the peace process. The situation is driven by an economic crisis, exacerbated by COVID-19 and health system collapse, internal displacement that is yet to find durable solutions, unprecedented flooding in 2020, and more than 1.1 million refugees and asylum seekers hosted by Sudan.

Target groups:

  • Medical students


  • General population
  • Medical students


By the end of the campaign, 50 MedSIN-Sudan members will,

G1: To address the concepts of health emergencies and preparedness

-Learn about the structure of health systems

-Be introduced the concept of health emergencies 

-Understand the effects of health emergencies on health systems

-Be introduced the concept of health systems resilience 

G2: To address the concept of humanitarian action.

-Know the definition of humanitarian action.

-Identify the aims of humanitarian action.

-Understand the principles of humanitarian action.

G3: To address the concepts of disasters and emergencies.

-Be educated about the definitions of an emergency and a disaster.

-Identify the types of disasters.

-Understand the effects of disasters and emergencies on health delivery. 

-Be introduced to the disaster response and risk reduction.

G4: To address the legal protection of healthcare delivery.

-Be introduced to the International Humanitarian law.

-Be introduced to the International Human Rights Law.

Indicators of Success:

  1. Received at least 2000 total impressions across all social media platforms regarding the above mentioned objectives
  2. At least 60% of all campaign posts are shared across all relevant MedSIN-Sudan platforms
  3. At least 2 activity proposals related to HE & HA are produced by the end of the activity competition
  4. Received at least 35 responses at the post campaign survey.
  5. At least 85% of responders will report full understanding of at least 50% of discussed topics.


The campaign was a joint stint between SCORP and SCOPH through our MedSIN-Sudan social media platforms from the period of September 8th to September 12th, organized by members of a SWG, under the supervision of SCORP and SCOPH National Teams, targeting MedSIN-Sudan members. It consisted of educational posts (posters, videos, infographics…etc), and a panel discussion discussing the effect of Covid-19 and health emergencies on health accessibility. 

To make the activity more engaging, an activity competition was conducted (hackathon format), where we received submissions from members regarding activities about health emergencies and humanitarian action, culminating in the announcement of a winner.

The workshop was organized through:

– Developing the proposal from the perspective of both SCORP and SCOPH

– Creating an operational plan for the campaign

– Opening a call for SWG members

– Developing the content of the campaign

– Opening the call for the hackathon

– Conducting the campaign

Plans for evaluation:

“The evaluation of the campaign was an outcome and an objective based one, utilizing the following techniques to evaluate the content of the campaign:

– Daily monitoring of impressions (likes, views, shares, replies, etc..) across social media platforms

– Assessing the level of information received by members through assessment forms

– Follow up meeting with the SWG members to assess and evaluate the content being delivered and their own satisfaction with the SWG work 

– Daily follow up with activity competition participants to ensure the quality of the activities they were formulating

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