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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.

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Dr. Aisha Elfaki Mohamed

Associate Professor and Director The Wildlife Research CenterWildlife Diseases, Breeding and Production


Location: Khartoum, Sudan


Dr Aisha Elfaki Mohamed received her Bacalore from Zagazig University, Egypt (1984) in Veterinary surgery. She worked as a Veterinary Officer before joining Wad Elmagboul Poultry Project, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Khartoum as Production Manager in 1988. Meanwhile, she attained her MSc in Animal Production at the Faculty of Animal Production, Khartoum University, Sudan and her PhD in Ratite Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Khartoum, Sudan. She joined the Wildlife Research Center as Assistant Researcher in 1998 and became a researcher in 1999. She held the position of Assistant Professor from 2001-2006 and became Associate Professor in 2006. She was appointed Head of the Department of Wildlife Diseases, Breeding and Production, at the Wildlife Research Center, Sudan from 2003-2009. Her current position is Associate Professor and Director of the Wildlife Research Center. Her research covers wild animal health and production, wild bird diversity and red-necked ostrich Struthio camelus camelus nutrition, diseases, behaviour, meat yield and quality. In addition, ostrich captive diseases and affection and genetic diversity in the Sudanese ostrich. She has authored numerous publications including the promotion of poultry nutrition, wildlife diseases and ostrich breeding and management. She is a member of Sudan Veterinary Union (1987), Sudan Veterinary Council (2000), Sudan Wildlife Society (2001), Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) (2003), World Poultry Science Association (WPSA) (2005), Ratite Working Group (2005), Secretariat General of Consultancy Board, Ministry of the Cabinet, Sudan (2008) and the Research Coordination Council Livestock Research, Sudan Academy of Science.

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