Sudan plans to invest in medical tourism

 

Sudan is the largest country in Africa but as yet has no involvement in medical tourism. While cost-comparative medical treatment is the high-profile end of the business, there is a view that alternative health and wellness tourism has a better long-term future.

Sudan’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife intends to cash in on an indigenous knowledge that uses a pool of centuries-old sulphuric water to treat skin diseases, rheumatism and female ailments. The ministry has already prepared an investment plan for rooms, restaurants and sulphuric water baths. The fountains for the baths are at Okasha village, in the Northern State in Wade-Halfa locality.  

This is just one of the expanded moves to tap into indigenous knowledge in the region. In Jordan, the first Arab country to enter medical travel, tourists from all world and other Arab countries visit the health resorts there including sulphuric waterfalls.

Advertisement

ADD A NEWS ITEM

Do you have some news or a press release that you’d like to share with the medical travel industry?

Publish for FREE on IMTJ.

ADD NEWS

Related News

Sabah medical tourism ambition

21 January, 2020

Malaysian state Sabah plans to develop medical tourism.

Malaysia Year of Healthcare Travel 2020

09 January, 2020

Ambitious medical travel target for Malaysia

Investing in a US medical destination

03 January, 2020

Rochester: a global medical travel destination?

UK inbound medical travel training

19 December, 2019

UK travel agents offered training in medical tourism

Egypt medical travel ambition

17 December, 2019

Egypt aims to grow inbound international patients