SUDANESE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION INC

People, purpose, passion a pathway to success

aka SAMA   |   Fairfax, VA   |  http://sama-sd.org/

Mission

Vision:
Our vision is to advance medical knowledge, develop and maintain the highest professional and ethical standards of medical practice and health care through scientific, educational and charitable initiatives.
Mission:
SAMA is committed to promote and support the health and wellbeing of our community by delivering superb, sustainable and measurable medical services, education, training and capacity building.
Values:
Collaborative Performance with Excellence, Integrity and Professionalism. We promise to deliver all of our commitment to our people, members and donors, with the highest standards of transparency, ethics and compliance.

Ruling year info

2012

President

Dr. Ahmed Abdel-rahman

Vice President

Dr. Ghada Ibrahim

Main address

13211 Moss Ranch Ln

Fairfax, VA 22033 USA

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EIN

26-2541780

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Health services in Sudan in the public sector are scares and fragmented. The high inflation rate is making health care beyond the reach of an increased proportion of the general population. While medicine and supplies are priced with the increase of foreign currency, the individual income remains unchanged. This has led to great disparity in the services delivered in various parts of the country.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Critical Care Training at Soba University Hospital, Sudan

SAMA has partnered with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) to deliver the Fundamentals in Critical Care Support (FCCS) at Soba University Hospital (SUH), Khartoum, Sudan.
SAMA sponsored the travel of visiting faculty from SCCM to go to Sudan to deliver the course in 3 missions over 3 years (2013, 2014, 2015); it also sponsored the license fees, and the books necessary to hold these course. It also sponsored the travel of the Lead clinician in Critical Care in SUH to attend the trainers course in the United States in 2013.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since 2014 SAMA has organized an annual surgical team from Cincinnati Children's Hospital & Medical Center (CCHMC) to conduct advanced craniofacial, plastic and hand surgeries in children with severe congenital and acquired deformities.

SAMA also sponsored an Anesthesiologist in KDTH to attend an advanced course in Pediatric Flexible Bronchosopy in Spain. This was important to empower KDTH to perform more advanced craniofacial surgeries. SAMA sponsored two surgeons to attend a 4 weeks of training at CCHMC and providing advanced surgical equipment to hospitals in Sudan.
Several surgeons have been trained

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

SAMA has partnered with the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) to deliver high quality training in Nephrology in Sudan.
SAMA sponsored Visiting faculty from the US to deliver the first basic kidney pathology and transplantation workshop in Sudan in partnership with the Sudanese Nephrology Society (SNS) & Soba University Hospital (SUH). Since 2014 courses endorsed by the ISN and fellowships and workshop to Sudanese nephrologist have been ongoing.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program targets Americans of Sudanese Descent. SAMA physicians gave a cancer awareness event to the Sudanese Community in Northern Virginia in March 2013. SAMA sponsored a health fair to the Sudanese Community in Chicago in May 2013. SAMA also sponsored a health to the Sudanese community in Northern Virginia in April 2014.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Maternal death in Sudan is 311 per 100,000 live births. Maternal death from bleeding after birth in Sudan contributed to 28% of the reported maternal mortality cases in 2013.
Lack of midwifery training, delays in medical intervention, and insufficient health resources are the main factors that lead to maternal mortality due to bleeding after birth in Sudan (4).
The international Sustainable Developmental Goals call to reduce maternal mortality to 70 per 100,000 live births by the year 2030 (3).
To meet the SDG goals the Sudanese American Medical Association has partnered with the University of Gezira and jhpiego to provide midwifery training for prevention and management of postpartum hemorrhage also known as "Bleeding After Birth” (BAB).
Aims
This ‘HMS-BAB” program aims to achieve the SDG3.1 target of MMR below 70 per 100,000 live births in the Gezira State by the year 2030 by:
 Establishing and maintaining an HMS-BAB midwifery-training program in the prevention and treatment of bleeding after birth.
II. Providing continuous medical education to midwives, gynecologists and obstetricians in management of ATSL.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Infants and toddlers

Screening school age children to determine the prevalence of RHD in Sudan.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Mycetoma is a neglected tropical disease affecting people who live in very poor settings.
SAMA provides the program support of surgical instruments, consumables and supplies as well sponsors graduate students from NYU to establish a sentinel surveillance system in the villages.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A program dedicated to training of cardiologists in Sudan.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Financial Audit Report 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of community-based organizations providing primary prevention services in chronic disease programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys

Related Program

Nephrology Training in Sudan

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Training junior nephrologists on advanced skills

Number of trainees successfully carrying out desired practices at least once to appropriate problems

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adolescents, Adults

Related Program

Midwifery training in Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

SAMA trained 1,115 community midwives on Jhpiego HMS-Bleeding after Birth module. Additionally 108 obstetricians/gynecologists were certified as HMS master trainers to deliver the training in 6 states

Number of new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Women and girls

Related Program

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

SAMA received a $5,000 grant from Miralgo Foundation to fund the screening of children for Rheumatic Heart Disease.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Midwifery training in Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

SAMA granted University of Gezira a $10,000 cash grant to train village midwives on managing bleeding after birth.

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adolescents, Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Grants from Zakat Foundation of America to establish critical care services at Wad Medani Obs/Gyn hospital.

Number of health education trainings conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Infants and toddlers, Adults

Related Program

Midwifery training in Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

SAMA introduced the jhpiego HMS-Preeclampsia & Eclampsia, 461 midwives were trained. 89 master trainers were certified to deliver the training in six states.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1- Improve the quality of health care in Sudan by building the clinical capacity of Soba University Hospital and Khartoum Dental Teaching Hospital through education and training in a sustainable and high quality manner.
2- Advancing the skills of midwives in rural areas in Gezira State to reduce maternal mortality on the long term.
3- Build the capacity of rural hospitals in various states where SAMA conducts programs.

- organizing and sponsoring courses, providing scholarships to attend international courses, sharing of world-class skills and expertise.
- international training to physicians at Soba University Hospital and Khartoum Dental Teaching Hospital in craniofacial and plastic surgery and difficult airway anesthesia training.
-training of midwives in rural areas at the national level through internationally certified training by jhpiego
-Provide rural hospitals with surgical durable instruments
- Establishing critical care services at the main referral hospital in Gezira State
- rheumatic heart disease screening for children
-echo-cardiology services for adults

- High level of expertise in the medical and health field
- Hiring qualified staff and paying competitive wages
- Highly motivated and reliable donor base
- Robust legal framework with professional legal counsel to tackle US sanctions on Sudan
- Active senior members to providing support, and mentorship

- In compliance with US laws, and having to operate within the legal framework: SAMA has obtained a license from the US Treasury (OFAC) to extend its activities to include humanitarian work delivering equipment, consumables and supplies to Sudan.
- Engagement of US institutions and organizations as partners in the work that SAMA does in Sudan.
- SAMA has employed a full time Executive Director to mange the organization in the US
- Hiring of local staff to run programs in Sudan
- Recruiting more mentors to work with young providers to help better integration in the US system, and promote research and scholarly activities.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SUDANESE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION INC

Board of directors
as of 3/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Mohammed Elseed

Sudanese American Medical Association Inc

Term: 2020 - 2021


Board co-chair

Dr. Alawia Suliman

Sudanese American Medical Association Inc

Term: 2020 - 2021

Salaheldin Abusin

Abdalla Zarroug

Ezzeldin Saleh

Mohammed Elseed

Ahmed Abdel-rahman

Afaf Osman

Alawia Suliman

Sali Mahgoub

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/01/2021

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Leadership

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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability