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MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network. Interested in joining the expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Prof. Ahmed Fahal

Director University of KhartoumMycetoma Research Centre


Location: Khartoum, Sudan


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, Sudan. He is general surgeon with special interest and track record in endocrine, breast and tropical surgery. He is a high volume researcher in mycetoma, he has published and presented extensively in this area. Has is involved in collaborative research work in mycetoma with many national and international institutes. He is the founding Director of the Mycetoma Research Centre, University of Khartoum and Mycetoma Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Sudan. He has served as the Director of Educational Development Centre for Medical & Health Professionals, University of Khartoum. He was the Founding Director of the Self Evaluation and Quality Enhancement Administration, University of Khartoum and the University of Khartoum Academic Secretary. He sits on various curricula, research ethics, accreditations and administrative committees at national and regional levels. In medical education, he in actively involved in teaching and organizing workshops, training courses and conferences for medical and health professionals in the Sudan and the region. He has special interest in E-Learning, medical informatics and teaching and learning innovation. He is a WHO consultant in Medical Education. He published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and edited a book on mycetoma and many textbooks’ chapters, booklets and clinical guidelines in a number of themes in surgery, mycetoma and medical education. He is a board member and reviewer for many national and regional scientific journals. He is a member of many national, regional and international academic and scientific associations and societies. Prof. Fahal has strong commitment to research, training and education. He is actively involved in the teaching and research supervision of undergraduates and postgraduates. He is an external examiner in surgery for many national and regional medical schools. 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 in Medicine in 2000. He was also awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London for his distinctive achievements in medical education, teaching and scientific research.