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.



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