Sudanese Association of Pediatrics (SAP)
23rd Scientific Conference
(Blood Diseases in Children)
Elobied –North Kurdufan
14th-17th November 2018
The conference was successful & was dealing with blood diseases which is problem in kurdufan.
Dr. Amin Elagib, Head dept of Sudan Education and Development Institute, Consultant Pediatrician, University of Medical Sciences & Technology, Presented a paper in the conference (Health and bio-social Aspects of children At Quran Schools (Khalwa), East Nile locality, Khartoum).
There was also a workshop on sickle cell disease mainly to the registrars and Pediatricians in North Kurdofan. The workshop discussed diagnosis and Management of sickle cell disease and the collaboration between different bodies cornering sickle cell disease in the Country.
On Saturday the 6th the IEEE, Global Non-profit Association organized a whole day event at the Global Conference Center. The event was, which officially sponsored by the Faculty of Computer Science& Information Technology of UMST, boasted a number of expert speakers paramount amongst them Professor Sharif Babikir, President of the IEEE Association in Sudan. The well attended event has addressed issues pertinent to the development of relevant technology and practices. It also touched on the standards and measures required for implementing effective and sustainable services that translate IEEE’s slogan of ‘Leveraging Technology for a better Tomorrow’ into a reality that will contribute towards the welfare of all Sudanese communities.
An international conference envisaged and organized in the spirit of sharing and learning from each other, saw delegates from 110 universities and 30 organisations from around the world convened at the University of Limerick to discuss community empowerment for health. The delegates who came from a range of backgrounds gathered to discuss how to create opportunities for others within their communities, to become more informed by giving them the confidence, skills, resources, and power to shape and influence their own health.
The main outcome of the conference, according to one of the main organizers, Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf, was a Limerick declaration on community empowerment. He proceeded to emphasize that the Conference ‘declares that community empowerment goes beyond the traditional methods of listening, information sharing and consultation’.
The Conference ‘involves a change in power relations and enabling people to have more control, and responsibility, for their own health’, according to Dr Elmusharaf. And its declaration, he maintains, is a ‘call of action on educational institutes and organizations worldwide to lead the change process for community empowerment and social accountability.’
Both Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf and Dr Anca Minescu, the Assistant Dean International at the Faculty of Education and Health Science at the University of Limerick, described the Conference as ‘a resounding success’.
It is worth noting that Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf, who is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the Graduate Entry Medical School at University of Limerick is a notable graduate of UMS.
Ms Sahar Gamal Head of the Department of Hematology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences represented the University of medical sciences and technology at the 3rd International Conference of Society of Pathological Biochemistry and Hematology held on the 10th of April 2018 held at Alexandria University, Egypt.
Ms Gamal has presented an oral presentation at the Conference, and her research paper was published in the Journal of Bio science and Applied Research (JBAAR,(volume 4,2018).