Our History

Established in 2005, The Epidemiological Laboratory (Epi-Lab) is an independent, non-government, not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the well-being of all Sudanese people with special attention to lung health.

Sudan is important to the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) globally. Our work must rest on a deep understanding of the geography and history of our country with its rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, life styles, and a distinctive location as an African nation strongly influenced by Arabic language and culture. We emphasize that chronic infections and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are public health priorities constituting the highest burden to the society and being the leading cause of death and disability worldwide.

The foundation of Epi-Lab was based on the rich database developed by the former director of the Sudan National Tuberculosis Program as part of her doctoral thesis and the experience gained in implementing the program of DOTS-all-over in Sudan in 2002.

The Epi-Lab has developed into a strong institution that serves the health and rights of people as a centre of excellence in public health research and policy guidance by maximizing impact through cross fertilization between the academia, public health services and the Community.

The expertise developed in the EpiLab to not only reconnect research capacity and field experience but to push the boundaries beyond disease-specific programmes has important and generalizable implications. It has managed to tear down the barriers created by these structures and has welcomed all comers to collaborate. By harnessing academic skills to public health programs, EpiLab has promoted cross fertilization, integration and sharing of resources.


Epi-Lab foundation was based on the rich database developed by the former director of the Sudan National Tuberculosis Program as part of her doctoral thesis.