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Prof. Suad Sualaiman

Sudan Medical Heritage Foundation
Head, Research Desk Committee
Khartoum, SUDAN
Suad M. Sulaiman is an environmental health expert with over 70 published scientific papers to her credit.

She is currently a member of the executive committee, Sudanese National Academy of Sciences, and member of the Technical Advisory & Ethical Research Committee, Federal Ministry of Health and is Research Director, Sudan Medical Heritage Foundation. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Haggar Charity Foundation, Khartoum, and member of the Health Committee.

Throughout her career, Prof. Suad has sat on several WHO advisory committees. She was Director of Medical Parasitology Research Project, Khartoum Laboratory. She was a team member in major health projects in Sudan including the Blue Nile Health Project, Sudan, the Michigan State University / National Institute of Health Medical Parasitology Research Project, Sudan, the Institute for Tropical Hygiene, University of Heidelberg, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory (DBL), Copenhagen, Denmark, and Member of the London - Khartoum Bilharzia Control Project in the Gezira, Sudan. She led a research team to control malaria and¥ bilharzia in the El Rahad area, North Kordofan.

Prof. Suad was Vice-President of Sudanese Environment Conservation Society for four years, and member of
Board of National Bio-safety Advisory Committee, Higher Council for Environment, Ministry of Environment.
She sat on the National Steering Committee of the Nile Basin Discourse, Sudan Forum, and was Adviser on
Health Research, UNESCO Chair for Women in Science & Technology, Sudan, and was Chair of the
Transboundary Micro-grants program of the Nile Basin Initiative in the Sudan. She was a member of the
National Onchocerciasis Task Force, and member of the Khartoum Academy of Technology, and member of
most endemic disease research groups and control committees at the Federal Ministry of Health including
(malaria, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis, trypanosomiasis, tuberculosis, and mycetoma, etc.)

Scientifically, she is professor of parasitology with special training skills in scientific research methodology, ethics in research, editing of scientific material, community development, health, and environment, water-borne diseases risks & prevention, health & sanitation for community development, project management, human parasitology surveys, the biological transmission of tropical diseases applied field research on water-borne diseases (mainly schistosomiasis, & malaria), developing and implementing cohort research plans, mentoring and training of research students and health personnel, laboratory management, and post-graduate teaching.

Academically, she has held the posts of assistant dean for academic affairs Nile College, academic research
professor & adviser on health issues & co-ordination, Ministry of Science & Technology, Research Professor &
Director, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, National Centre for Research, Khartoum, Bilharzia Research
Unit, National Health Laboratories, and is currently a freelance Health & Environment Adviser.

Having supervised over 50 post-graduate degrees, Suad is a referee to several scientific journals in Sudan and abroad; on the editorial board of local medical and science journals and a member of Sudan Editors group.

She taught ethics in research, research methodology, community medicine, and medical parasitology to
under-graduate and post-graduate university students. She had a grant from TDR for the training of researchers on Implementation Research Toolkit and is currently running the course at Maharat, Sudan Medical Heritage Foundation.
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