As the war raged on in Sudan, the country’s infrastructure, healthcare facilities, and educational institutions suffered extensive destruction, with medical schools emerging as a stark symbol of the conflict’s impact. This paper examines the targeted attacks on these schools, crucial for training future healthcare professionals and sustaining the nation’s health system. A descriptive cross-sectional study of 58 medical schools in Khartoum, Darfur, and Kordofan between April 15 and July 15, 2023, revealed that over half were attacked, particularly private schools. These attacks resulted in significant physical and psychological damage, disrupting education and exacerbating the country’s healthcare challenges. Despite these adversities, many schools adapted through online learning and collaborations, demonstrating resilience. The study underscores the urgent need for the Ministry of Higher Education to provide support and ensure the continuity of medical education in conflict zones, highlighting the broader implications for Sudan’s future.



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