The Federal Ministry of Health
The National Mycetoma
Control Programme
 
Report on the EpidemiologicalStudy on Mycetoma at El Andalous Village,The White Nile State
 
Recently, Mycetoma Research Center (MRC), University of Khartoum records revealed a high incidence of Mycetoma in The White Nile State, especially at Um Kar region.  In Um Kar area, the MRC records and a previous visit to the state,showed high incidence of Mycetoma in El Andalous (Awiwa) village, 50 Kilometersfrom EL Dewam Town.
Therefore, The National MycetomaControl Programme, The Federal Ministry of Health decided to conduct an epidemiological study to determine the burden of Mycetoma, The Knowledge, Attitude & Practices of the community and patients with Mycetoma towards the disease, to identify the risk factors for Mycetoma so as to plan control methods and to study the impact of the disease on the quality of life for the Mycetoma patients as seen at the EL Andalous village, The White Nile State.