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. Nuha Mirghani

Vice President

Sali Mahgoub

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?

Helping Babies Breathe

Following the success of the national expansion of the Helping Mothers Survive modules in Sudan, the Federal Ministry of Health -Child Health Program invited SAMA to include the Helping Babies Breathe/Essential Newborn Care (HBB/ENC) module in the in-service training of community midwives.

Achievements in 2021

● Trained 23 master trainers on HBB/ENC
● Trained 144 community midwives in rural Sennar state.

Population(s) Served
Pregnant people
Women and girls

The program procures consumable medical supplies from donor organizations and sends these to Sudan. The supplies are received by the SAMA Sudan office and distributed to beneficiary health institutes throughout Sudan to serve patients in need

Container #5 was procured in partnership with the Sudanese Doctors Union of Ireland and the Sudanese Peace and Music Festival. Container 5 arrived at the SAMA Sudan office on the 4th of September 2021. During the month of September, SAMA was able to distribute medical supplies to 13 hospitals in and outside of Khartoum State.
In 2021, $625, 418 worth of medical supplies were shipped to Sudan

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Pregnant people

The Health Services Program supports partner health institutions with equipment and technical support in healthcare delivery and improving patient care.
Central Oxygen Supply in the Turkish Teaching Hospital TTH
(TTH) was established by a grant from the Government of Turkey, and subsequently owned and operated by the Khartoum Ministry of Health. It serves 1.8million patients in southwest Khartoum and has busy Maternity and Pediatric services. In 2020, SAMA installed a Central Oxygen Supply that reliably delivered oxygen to 50 beds at a cost of $18,000. The unit was monitored by SAMA staff from September 2020 to October 2021 and was continuously working without interruption.
In 2021, the central oxygen supply system worked 363/365 days of service & 621 lives were saved.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Pregnant people
Economically disadvantaged people

In 2021, SAMA partnered with Ahfad University for Women (AUW) to deliver two awareness sessions to Ahfad Secondary Schools students and female workers at AUW. The awareness sessions focused on menstrual health and hygienic practices. During these sessions, SAMA distributed more than 350 dignity kits.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

In 2021, 5 Automated Cardioverter Defibrillator AICDs and 5 pacemakers were implanted
AICD is implanted under the skin, usually under the left or right shoulder. They are used to treat dangerous heart rhythms by delivering an electric shock. Without these devices , patients who need them are at risk of dying suddenly.
a pacemaker is implanted under the skin, usually under the left or right shoulder. They are used to treat heart rhythm disorders to regain normal heart rhythm. Without these devices , patients who need them are at risk of losing consciousness suddenly and potentially dying.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Chronically ill people
Men and boys
Women and girls

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

Related Program

Helping Babies Breathe

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

Related Program

Health Services Program

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

Related Program

Helping Babies Breathe

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

Helping Babies Breathe

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

Related Program

Medical Supplies

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 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 4/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Nuha Mirghani

Sudanese American Medical Association Inc

Term: 2022 - 2021


Board co-chair

Dr. Sali Mahgoub

Sudanese American Medical Association Inc

Term: 2021 - 2022

Salaheldin Abusin

Ezzeldin Saleh

Mohammed Elseed

Sali Mahgoub

Nuha Mirghani

Nahla Gadalla

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 03/28/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/07/2022

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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.