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SUDANESE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

People, purpose, passion a pathway to success

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

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Mission

Vision: Our vision is to advance medical knowledge and 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 promoting and supporting the health and well-being 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

Nahla Gadalla

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 scarce 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 increases in 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?

Hunger Relief in Sudan

Since April 15th, 2023, the war in Sudan displaced more than 7 million people from Khartoum (6 million within Sudan and 1 million crossed the borders to neighboring countries), and more than half of them are children. This created the worst displacement crisis worldwide. On December 15th, 2023 the war extended to Wad-Medani, Gezira State, which resulted in the displacement of 500,000 to Kassala, Sinnar, and White Nile State.
Since the war started, the Sudanese American Medical Association has been on the ground responding to the urgent needs of the internally displaced people in Sudan, including sheltering, food assistance, and primary healthcare services. To date, we have been able to support over 12,000 IDPs in the White Nile and Sinnar States. The annual budget of the project in 2024 reach $100,000

Population(s) Served
Internally displaced people

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

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

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

Emergency responders

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

SAMA received a $20,000 grant from The University of New Mexico - Global Echo Audacious fund to establish Project Echo hubs and learning sites in Sudan.

Total number of grants awarded

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

Women and girls, Children and youth, Adults

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

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.

Number of pounds of medical surplus supplies shipped to communities in need

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

People with diseases and illnesses, Pregnant people, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of training programs created

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

Emergency responders

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Three Project ECHO programs were created: Frontline, Dialysis and Oral Maxillofacial training.

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
2- Advancing the skills of midwives in rural areas in Gezira State to reduce maternal mortality in the long term.
3- Build the capacity of rural hospitals in various states where SAMA conducts programs.
4- Expand Project ECHO activities in Sudan

- Launching Project ECHO in Sudan
- Leveraging connections with US organizations to serve Sudan
-training of midwives in rural areas at the national level through internationally certified training by jhpiego
- training health workers across Sudan

- 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
- training healthcare providers through virtual learning

- 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 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

  • 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

Board of directors
as of 01/30/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nahla Gadalla

Sudanese American Medical Association Inc

Term: 2024 -

Salaheldin Abusin

Nahla Gadalla

Ammar Abbas

Mohammed Elseed

Osama Abdulrahim

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 1/21/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/21/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.