Prof. Suad M. Sulaiman

Professional experience: Suad M. Sulaiman is professor of parasitology with special training skills in scientific research methodology, ethics in research, proposal writing, editing of scientific material, community development, health and environment, water-borne diseases risks & prevention, health & sanitation for community development, project management, human parasitology surveys, 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. She taught ethics in research, research methodology, community medicine, and medical parasitology to under-graduate and post-graduate university students.

Academic career: She 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.

Prof. Suad sat on several WHO advisory committees. She was Director of Medical Parasitology Research Project, Khartoum Laboratory. She was 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, Federal Republic of Germany, the Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory (DBL), Copenhagen, Denmark, and Member of the London ‑ Khartoum Bilharzia Control Project in the Gezira, Sudan.

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 programme of the Nile Basin Initiative in the Sudan.

She is currently member of 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 is appointed on the Board of Trustees of the Haggar Foundation, and member of the Health Committee.