Dr. Fayrouz Abdalla
Fayrouz Abdalla is a medical doctor with experience in the health system, public health and community medicine. Her expertise is in the areas of, human resources development including planning and policy, training and teaching, health management information system, disaster management and health systems research. She has a post-graduate diploma degree in research methods and biostatistics from the University of Medical Sciences and Technology in Sudan, a master’s degree in health management, planning and policy from the University of Leeds in the MD in community medicine from the SMSB. Currently, she is holding a title of an Assistant Professor of community medicine in the School of Health Sciences, Ahfad University for Women in Sudan. She teaches different courses in public health and health management to an undergraduate and post-graduate student and supervises researches. Besides her work at Ahfad, she has joined the SMSB and is appointed as the focal person for the diaspora engagement program at the SMSB. She is providing technical assistance and consultancies to many health institutions in Sudan. She has worked with the Sudan’s National Health Insurance Fund in 2013 as a consultant to conduct training needs assessment. She worked as a manager in different departments of the Human Resources for Health General Directorate in Sudan, where she was involved in training needs assessment and the development of tailor-made courses for different groups using innovative teaching methods. Prior to that, she worked in the Emergency and Humanitarian Action Directorate of the Directorate General of the International Health, where she was actively involved in emergency planning and response activities in many flood-prone states in Sudan and in the development of flood disaster management training materials and staff training in centre and states. As part of her MD degree, she has conducted a major health system research on Sudanese medical diaspora and the options for their contribution to the healthcare delivery system in Sudan.