Professor Suad Mohamed Sulaiman


Suad Sulieman is a prominent Sudanese parasitologist renowned for her extensive contributions to her specialized field. Actively engaged in addressing various health concerns, she serves as a distinguished member of the Sudanese National Academy of Sciences (SNAS), where she holds the pivotal role of treasurer. Suad’s academic journey began at the Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum, Sudan, where she graduated. Despite her non-medical background, she secured employment at the Federal Ministry of Health, focusing on assessing the transmission and control of parasitic diseases for prevention. Through on-the-job postgraduate studies, she established epidemiological research on endemic neglected diseases, training numerous graduates in related fields. Suad stands as a trailblazing female researcher, contributing to several disease control committees, including those within the Federal Ministry of Health and research ethics committees. She also serves as a referee for the World Health Organization (WHO) in the EMRO region and Geneva and is actively involved in organizations such as the Sudanese Environment Conservation Society and the Sudan Health Heritage Foundation.

In her academic career, Suad has held various prestigious positions, including Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at Nile College, Research Teacher and Chief at the Tropical Medication Exploration Organization, and Research Director at the Sudan Medical Heritage Foundation. She has imparted her expertise in research ethics, community medicine, and clinical parasitology to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Additionally, Suad has demonstrated her commitment to environmental causes as Vice President of the Sudanese Climate Protection Society and as a member of the National Bio safety advisory committee and the Higher Group for Climate.

Furthermore, Suad’s influence extends to national and international platforms, as evidenced by her roles on the National steering committee of the Nile basin discourse and the Sudan forum, as well as her involvement as Counsel on Health Research for the UNESCO Chair for Women in Science and Innovation, Sudan. Currently, she serves on the executive committee of the Sudanese National Academy of Sciences and the Board of Trustees of the Haggar Charity Foundation in Khartoum. As a Health & Environment freelance advisor, she continues to contribute to initiatives aimed at safeguarding public health and preserving the environment. Suad’s memberships in organizations like the Sudanese Environment Conservation Society, Sudan Heritage Foundation, Sudan STEM Initiative, and her fellowship with the International Science Council (ISC) underscore her commitment to advancing scientific research and promoting sustainable development.


Selected publications:

  1. The impacts of climate change on displaced populations: A call for action
  2. The Placenta and Plasmodium Infections: A Case Study from Blue Nile State, Sudan
  3. Placental malaria and its effect on pregnancy outcomes in Sudanese women from Blue Nile State.
  4. The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health, Country Case Study.
  5. Malaria hikes may have link to climate shifts, responses – experts. Fri, 19 Aug 2011 11:30 GMT Source: alertnet // Soumya Karlamangla.  Climate change shifts Africa’s malaria map. Suad M. Sulaiman. Jotoafrika:   adapting to climate change in Africa. Issue 5 December 2010
  6. Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Dengue Transmission along a Red Sea Coastline: A Longitudinal Entomological and Serological Survey in Port Sudan City.
  7. Counterfeit praziquantel SM Sulaiman, M Traoré, D Engels, P Hagan, D Cioli – The Lancet, 2001
  8. Climate change and health in Sudan H Ali, S Ahmed Zakieldeen, S Sulaiman – Capacity Strengthening in the least developed, 2008
  9. How is climate change shifting Africa’s malaria map? S Sulaiman –, 2007
  10. Schistosomosis, fasciolosis and some soil-transmitted helminthosis among school children in North West Yemen Y Raja’a, S Sulaiman, M ElBakri, J Mubarak… – Parasitology International, 1998
  11. More Women in Science and Technology: A Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries: Sudan as a Case Study SM Sulaiman – Journal of Medical and Surgical Research, 2016
  12. The impact of impregnated Sudanese Thobs on human/vector
    contact of Anopheles arabiensis in endemic area of malaria-Sudan. RA El Awad, SA El Karib, OZ Baraka, AHD Nugud et al. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2008
  13. Insecticide impregnated (Sudanese Thobs) as a control method for malaria transmission, Rahad area, Sudan. SA El Karib, RA El Tayeb, SM Sulaiman. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2000