Public Health Leaders Workshop (Under the theme of: Vaccine Equity and Access to Medicine) – MedSIN Sudan

Name of the activity: Public Health Leaders Workshop (Under the theme of: Vaccine Equity and Access to Medicine)

Country/NMO: MedSIN Sudan

Program: Communicable Diseases

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

Type of the activity: First-time Activity

Category: Capacity Building

Focus area: Work to increase rate of Vaccination

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: 

Problem statement:

Sudan is a country that almost exclusively depends on imported goods in terms of medication, with factors such as the economic crisis, political instability, and lack of solid policies and regulations making the situation of accessing essential drugs and vaccines worse. That issue was only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Target groups:

  • Medical students


  • General population
  • Medical students


By the end of the workshop, 15 participants will

G1: Participants​ will ​learn​ ​Leadership​ ​skills

1.Gain​ ​insight​ ​on​ ​their​ ​specific​ ​leadership​ ​style

2.Learn the different phases of Team Development

3.Give​ ​feedback​ ​according​ ​to​ ​the​ ​BIO​ ​model

G2: ​Participants​ will ​improve​ ​their​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​vaccine equity and access to medicine as a public health issue

1.Be able to define the principle of equity in health 

2.Become​ ​familiar​ ​with​ ​at​ ​least​ ​5​ ​social​ ​determinants​ ​of​ ​health

3.Comprehend the issues that face access to vaccines 

4.Understand the issues regarding access to medicine in general

Goal 3: Participants​ will ​improve​ ​their​ ​Activity​ ​Management​ ​skills

1.Learn problem identification tools

2.Learn different situation analysis techniques

3.Learn how to write a proposal

  1. Learn​ ​the​ ​difference​ ​between​ ​Vision,​ ​Mission,​ ​Goals​ ​and​ ​Objectives

5.Create at least 3 SMART objectives

6.Learn how to write a report

Indicators of Success:

90% of participants identify their own leadership style 

90% of participants deliver at least one feedback to a fellow participant

80% of participants draft a concept note for an activity  on vaccine equity related issues

90% of participants get a passing score on the final post assessment

80% of participants draft a proposal for a vaccine equity related initiative 

80% of participants create a report template for their activities/ initiatives


The Public health leaders workshop is a MedSIN-Sudan SCOPH official workshop. Following in the footsteps of the international PHLT, throughout a three day period, MedSIN-Sudan SCOPH members developed skills of leadership, activity management and public health to enable them to take action on the issue of access to medicine and vaccines within their local contexts.

The workshop utilized internationally recognized training techniques to deliver quality content that not only focuses on knowledge and skills, but also opportunities for actual implementation and practice. 

The workshop was organized by the MedSIN-Sudan SCOPH National Team through:

– Developing the proposal 

– Creating a logistical plan and budget 

– Opening a call for trainers and participants 

– Seeking external financial support

– Developing the materials of the workshop 

– Conducting the workshop

Plans for evaluation:

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

  1. Pre and post assessment form 
  2. Final submitted assignment of participants
  3. Individual follow up and coaching sessions with participants 
  4. Daily group reflections

External collaborations:

El Nilein Bank – Government Agency – Monetary and Financial Support in the form of a grant


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