Professor Asma Elsony


Director / Head of scientific activities

Epidemiological Laboratory Epi-Lab Khartoum Sudan /International Public Health Expert, Sudan

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. She was the former president of the International Union Against TB and Lung Diseases the “Union” from 2001-2007. Moved with the Union to other lung health issues and public health,the evaluation of The Union started under her Presidency with a final report from HLSP on 2006, she further strengthened the Interregional council.

The Board approved decentralization to regions in 2003 and the first office was inaugurated in early 2004 first office was inaugurated in early 2004, the India Media Centre with further decentralization to different regions and countries. With her board they set the Union Strategic goals and fostered the restructuring of the Union which was a collective effort initiated by the elect President then.

Professor El Sony served as academic supervisor for a large number of Master and PhD students from Africa, Japan, Norway, East Tumor, Saud Arabia, Canada and the United Kingdom and has also been successful in garnering sufficient external funding to support our sections and Departments research agenda and graduate students. The research projects  she currently leads and co lead at Epi-Lab, LSTM, LHL, MRC, and Global Fund, have clear pathways to impact on the prevention and management of respiratory and non-communicable diseases.