5.1. On 1988 Epidemic
The detection of the epidemic was rapid but the response rather
slow. The lack of resources, for example the lack of vehicles for the
vaccination campaign, is partially responsible. More than anything else, it is
the lack of preparation to respond that hampered the control of the epidemic.
For example, forms for daily and weekly reports were developed only after the
first month of the epidemic. Neither the amplitude of the outbreak nor the needs
had been evaluated accurately. Requests for international assistance came late.
There was no standardized treatment protocol. Despite the important number of
NGOs in Khartoum, there was not any MOH-NGO