Improving the general health status in low-income settings
The development of the Epi-Lab is an example of maximizing opportunities and developing a creative approach to addressing challenges and obstacles in a resource-limited environment.
The idea was formulated as part of the doctoral thesis of the then-director of the Sudan National Tuberculosis Programme (Asma I. Elsony) 1996-2004. The center was established on two cornerstones:
Professor Asma Elsony
Professor El Sony has led and contributed work, published Public Health Action (PHA), the Lancet, he International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD), Elsevier Journals, PubMed Central (PMC), the WHO Bulletin among other-reviewed journals in the discipline plus chapters in 3 books, with a 4th in press.
Professor El Sony has published nearly 50 articles and delivered dozens of papers and lectures internationally, a number, of which are keynote addresses.
She has a paper writing strategy that will deliver a series of publications from the 700,000 portfolio, of Global Fund, MRC, LHL/NORAD, WHO, funded projects. Professor El Sony has initiated and been attached to collaborating research groups in various countries Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Malawi Ethiopia, South Africa, Benin, India, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Sudan.
She currently heads the Regional Committee for MDR TB [rGLC/EMRO], worked in STAG TB Geneva and TDR both STAG and SAC.