Prof. Ahmed Hassan Fahal University of Khartoum, Sudan

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Prof. Fahal trained in medicine at the University of Khartoum, Sudan. He then pursued his post-graduate surgical training in Khartoum and London, leading to a consultant surgeon position at Soba University Hospital and a professor of Surgery, University of Khartoum, Sudan. He is a general surgeon with a special interest,... read moreand tracks records, in mycetoma and tropical surgery. He is currently collaborating with more than 16 international research centres and institutes on different research activities to promote science.

Prof. Fahal has a strong commitment to research, training and education. He is actively involved in the teaching and research supervision of undergraduates and post-graduates. He is an external examiner in surgery for many national and regional medical schools and the Royal Colleges of Surgeons. He is actively involved in teaching and organising national and international workshops, training courses, and conferences to collaborate with the WHO for medical and health professionals training. He has a special interest in E-Learning, medical informatics and teaching and learning innovation. He is a temporal WHO Consultant to develop medical education in the region.

Prof. Fahal is the founding Director of the Mycetoma Research Centre (MRC), University of Khartoum, the Founding Director of the Self Evaluation and Quality Enhancement Administration, University of Khartoum, and the University of Khartoum Academic Secretary. He is currently the President of the Scientific Research and Innovation Agency, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Sudan and advisor for the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific research, the Republic of Sudan. He also acts as a referee for seventeen scientific journals and sits on many editorial boards, and is the Deputy Editor of the PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal. He is a member of many national, regional, and international academic and scientific associations and societies. He sits on various curricula, research ethics, accreditations and administrative committees at national and regional levels.

Prof. Fahal received several awards and medals, to mention but few, the State of the Sudan Golden Medal for Excellence and the Promotion of Scientific Innovation, The Donald Mackay Medal, The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London, The Knighthood of Palmes Académiques, The Republic of France, and The Knighthood of Merit, The Republic of Italy. He was also awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London, for his distinctive achievements in scientific research. Recently, he was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, London, for his basic, experimental and implementation research work.