Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 10

Assessment of Implementation of Concept of Social Accountability in Medical Schools Programs in Khartoum State

Hala Kamal Ali Mohamed1-3*, Mohammed Elmujtba Adam Essa4* and Zein Albdin Abdalrahim Karrar5

1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, African International University (AIU), Khartoum, Sudan
2Department of Clinical Immunology, Sudan Medical Specialization Board (SMSB), Khartoum, Sudan
3Faculty of Medicine, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan
4Department of Clinical Medicine, Medical and Cancer Research Institute, Nyala, Sudan
5Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

*Corresponding Author: Hala Kamal Ali Mohamed, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, African International University (AIU), Khartoum, Sudan and Mohammed Elmujtba Adam Essa, Department of Clinical Medicine, Medical and Cancer Research Institute, Nyala, Sudan.

Received: August 21, 2021; Published: September 27, 2021


Background: Social accountability of medical schools is a concept that encourages schools to produce not just highly competent professionals, but professionals who are equipped to respond to the changing challenges of healthcare through re-orientation of their education, research and service commitments, and be capable of demonstrating positive effect upon the communities they serve. The aim of this study is to assess the implementation of the concept of social accountability in medical schools.

Methods: It is a cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study, that was conducted in eighteen medical schools) in Khartoum State out of thirty-four medical schools.

The data was collected by the world health organization (WHO) grid in the assessment of social accountability and a questionnaire. Data were analyzed using parameters of the contribution of medical schools table done by the authors, then the data spread in excel sheet to be analyzed by SPSS program.

Results: The schools are classified into five governmental schools (27%), eleven private schools 61.1%, and two special schools (11.1%) which are schools that belong to governmental ministries but their education and medical services are restricted to their employees and their families and other individuals are served in private sections. Social accountability is divided into three domains: education, research, and health services domain.

Conclusion: There are great differences in social accountability between all medical schools especially in the research domain and health services provision domain.

Keywords: Social Accountability; Healthcare; Education; Governmental Schools


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Citation: Hala Kamal Ali Mohamed., et al. “Assessment of Implementation of Concept of Social Accountability in Medical Schools Programs in Khartoum State”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 3.10 (2021): 48-56.


Copyright: © 2021 Mohammed Elmujtba Adam Essa., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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