UMST Public and Tropical Health Programmes celebrated the triumphant completion of the final Clinical Examinations for two batches of one of its much unbeaten programmes, namely M.Sc. in Family Medicine.
Despite the unrest that was spanning the country but the commitment of UMST towards its student remains unmovable and with all the unquestionable promise that UMST gives to each and every student that they get a quality education plus skill unmatched in any other higher education institution our batch 6 and 7 in the M.Sc. Family Medicine worked hard took their exams timely as planned for them in the original calendar.
The main External Examiners, Dr. Badria Elfaki El-Tahir, A Family Physician who came all the from the National Guards Hospital, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, plus a group Family Physicians from Sudan , Dr Nuha Taha Dr Taiseer Mohamed Elhassan and Dr Elshafea Abdallah Idriss have all commented on the very high caliber of the students and were really commended the university for its consistent and unfailing standards of its postgraduate studies.
On the evening of Saturday the 20th of July, the University celebrated the graduation of Batch 21 of the Faculty of Medicine. The glorious occasion was attended by the graduates, their families, colleagues, faculty members, external examiners and distinguished guests.
The gathering was addressed by the University President Professor Hassan Mohamed Ahmed and Dr Siham Sulieman the Director of Academic Affairs. The joyful event was also attended by Dr Hafiz Homeida the University Vice President and Dr Suzan Homeida member of the Board of Trustees and. Professor Mamon Homeida, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University, was conspicuous by his absence. His absence left a glaring gap that will hopefully soon be rectified.
Dr Siham Sulieman, the Director of Academic Affairs and Dr Mohamed Kordman, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine acknowledged the high level of achievement secured by the graduates. The speakers reflected the widely shared sentiment that Batch 21 was, collectively and individually, characterized by academic excellence, resilience and commitment. Their success was all made more emphatic by the fact that it was obtained under severe conditions and taxing circumstances. However, despite all difficulties they succeeded in doing themselves and their families proud As the University bids them goodbye, wishes them the success they really and truly deserve. They will undoubtedly be hugely missed.
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.
A symposium on “How the national pharmaceutical industry will contribute to the Provision of Medicines” was organized by the Forum of “Rehab Al-Fikr” on Saturday the 10th of November at the Global Conference Center (GCC).
The symposium was addressed by HE Dr Suad Yousef Al Karib, State Minister of the Federal Ministry of Health, Professor Mamoun Homeida, Minister of Health of the State of Khartoum, Dr Ahmad Al-Badawi, Chairman of the Chamber of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Dr Salah Kambal, Head of Pharmaceutical Drugs Importers, Dr Salah Ibrahim, President of the General Union of Pharmacists and others.
The symposium thoroughly reviewed issues related to the contribution of the national pharmaceutical industry to the provision of medicines. The speakers also discussed the problem of medicine, in terms of import and manufacturing, and raised issues and proposed solutions to the problems related to provisions of medicines. The symposium was highly enriched by open debate and by intelligent comments.
It is worth mentioning that a Forum of Rehab Al-Fikr was established to organize a number of symposia, meetings and seminars, etc within the framework of defined objectives and goals aimed at highlighting the national outreach of the University, its involvement and interaction with the various strata of the Sudanese society, and to direct and suide the positive engagement of UMST students community. The University aspires, through the “Rehab Al-Fikr” Forum, to manifest its commitment to a well informed Responsibility strategies, policies and practices. The ultimate goal of the Forum is to establish sound measures to further extend the university outreach through intellectual, cultural and scientific activities offered through the Forum of Rehab Al-Fikr.
Since its inception the Forum has managed to organize a number of events that were heavily attended and succeeded in addressing current issues that are of huge relevance to the Sudanese public.
A Visual Part of the event
Date: Monday 15/10/2018
Time: (10:00am -12:30:00 pm)
Venue: lecture theatre (Room 3) SEDI, the Orange Building- 6th floor
Prof Hassan Balla was invited to attend than important workshop. Prof Ahmed Gasim , director of post- graduate Studies gave an outlines of family medicine, followed by discussion, then Prof Asim Daffalla reviewed the curriculum of community medicine. There was intensive discussion , the workshop was attended by Prof Mamoun & consultants of family& community medicine finally Prof Hassan Balla, Prof of family& community medicine gave his remarks and the report was sent to the secretary of academic affairs.
The Public and Tropical Health Programmes at the University of Medical Sciences and Technology celebrated another success, to add to ongoing advancements in science, medicine and education.
On Saturday the 5th batch of from the MSc in Family Medicine has graduated with flying colors to constitute a significant landmark in the highly needed specialization, not only for UMST, but for the Sudan at large.
Forty one medical doctors graduated to add to the experts in health service and to add volume and value to the personnel working in the field.
Within this specific context, External Examiners of high caliber fully participated in conducting the exams and overseeing the process. Dr Badria Abdelraheem Elfaki and Dr Yousif Elgizoli were invited from Prince Sultan Military Medical City in Ryiad KSA. And they were joined by Professor Ahmed Gasim Elzubair.
All three examiners were highly impressed with the sound knowledge of the doctors, and they commended their excellent clinical skills. They all agreed that the graduated doctors are comparable, and in some areas, exceeded doctors examined by them at different parts of the Arab World, and they confirm that they would confidently recommend them as SAFE DOCTORS.
It is worth noting that the Programmes are run under the capable management and efficient supervision of Dr Hanan Tahir.
On 22 October from 10:00 to 17:00 an open day on HIV/AIDS awareness was held at the University in cooperation with the Deanship of Student Affairs and the Red Crescent Society of Khartoum State
The day was composed of two parts. The first part was mainly an education program; while the second part was composed of an exhibition which was geared towards raising awareness. The second part was concerned with focusing attention on the national AIDS guidelines, including group discussion group, lecture, experience of a PLHIV, self-counseling, self-counseling, voluntary screening, counseling and diagnosis clinic for sexually transmitted diseases, a drama on HIV and songs.
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.
To usher the start of the new academic year 2018-2019, the University welcomed and celebrated its new students in a well conceived and organized event on Saturday the 7th of September.
The joyous celebration was launched under the patronage of the Assistant to the President of the Republic, Mr. Mousa Mohammed Ahmed. The event evolved and revolved under the theme of “Sustainability of Excellence”.
The anticipated annual event has successfully conveyed the importance of togetherness, intimacy and the value of close ties as binding characteristics among members of the university as a closely knitted community.
The gathering was addressed by Mr. Mousa Mohammed Ahmed, patron of the ceremony, who maintained that the university has distinguished itself amongst national and regional academic establishments by securing and maintaining excellence in different academic disciplines and various fields of relevant activities.
He pointed out that the student usually has the two joys: the joy of being accepted at the university, and of graduation. He stressed that he came to share this joy with the students, and he urged them to reserve no effort in achieving the desired success, and he proceeded to remind them that they are real light -bearers and true builders of the country.
Professor Mamoun Hameida, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University, welcomed the new students and outlined the academic excellence of the UMST that was obvious to be seen by everybody. He explained that the students’ desire to join the university has exceeded its capacity to accommodate all those keen on joining its ranks.
He emphasized that the university has always been admired and respected for applying rigor standards in the application of recognized regulations regarding both academic standards and behavior. He maintained that UMST has benefited immensely from observing strictness and continued to gain good reputation and to maintain continuous successes.
In his speech, Prof. Hassan Mohamed Ahmed, President of the University, spoke about the various students’ activities that take place at the university, including cultural, social and sports activities. He stressed the University’s keen interest in resolving all problems encountering its students, and highlighted its commitment and sustained effort to negotiate and overcome all the difficulties facing the students. He called on the students to exert effort and effort to achieve academic excellence through continuous, consistent and persistent pursuance of academic excellence.
He also called for active participation in the students’ activities offered by the university in the scientific, cultural and sports fields.
Also speaking at the ceremony were the President of the University Students Association, and the representative of new student. At the beginning of the ceremony, the University Chorale presented the university anthem. It is also worth mentioning that he event was also adorned by a panoramic visual display reflecting the multiplicity and diversity f the activities conducted within the university.
UMST is Proudthat Dr. Loai Osman from the First Medicine batch (2001) at The University of Medical Sciences & Technology. Dr. Loai Osman is a Pneumatolog, received his specialization training in Ireland and then in Britain. Dr.Loai and his Colleagues achieved pioneering procedure at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) to improve care for patients with suspected lung cancer.
The procedure uses an ultrasound probe – Radial EBUS in conjunction with real time Navigational Equipment – to take a sample of patient’s suspected tumour, which will enable hospital staff to diagnose the cancer.
The Hospital has become the first in the UK to establish a service with its own equipment to carry out navigational bronchoscopies, which is the medical equivalent of creating a sat nav map around a patient’s lung to take a biopsy
We at UMST Congratulate Dr.Loai Osman for the huge success, wish him the best of luck and to all successful Sudanese Doctors in UK.