Elfatih M. M. Mohamed, MBBS, MD, FPH-UK


Director General
Planning and International Health
Directorate
Federal Ministry of Health
Nile St., Khartoum, Sudan

Biography

Educational Background

• (Jan-March 2009), Global Health Leadership Program. 3 months training course in management and leadership at University of Washington, Seatle, USA.
• (Sep –Oct 1997), WHO/ EMRO regional course on planning malaria control programmes hosted by University of Tehran, Bandar Abass, Iran.
• (Dec 1998), MD Community Medicine, University of Khartoum
• (Dec 1995), First part, Clinical M.D Community Medicine, University of Khartoum
• (Feb 1991), MBBS Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum

Professional Experiences

• (July 2015 —-), Director General, Planning and International Health Directorate, federal Ministry of Health, Sudan
• (May 2010–June 2015), Minister of Health, Gezira State, Sudan
• (Feb 2010–April 2010), WHO office, Sudan – Malaria control programme
• (April 2009), Assistant Undersecretary of Health for PHC and Preventive Medicine, Federal MOH.
• (April 2009), Community Medicine Council Rapporteur, Sudan Medical Specialization Board, Khartoum, Sudan
• (Jan 2008), Director, Communicable Diseases Control and Deputy of the Director General of the Preventive Medicine and PHC Directorate, Federal MOH
• (Jan 2007), Director General National Malaria and Vector-borne Diseases Control Programme, Federal Ministry of Health, Sudan
• (April 2005), Director General National Malaria and Leishmaniasis Control Programme and Focal person for integrating communicable disease control programs
• (April 2001), RBM National Coordinator and Deputy Director for National Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Control Programme.
• (July 2000), Part-timer in Nillin University, Faculty of Medicine, teaching community medicine particularly communicable disease epidemiology
• (Oct 2000), Joint the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, International University of Africa as a staff member
• (June 98–June 2000), Joint Khartoum State Ministry of Health (KSMOH) as a Consultant for Preventive Medicine Directorate with special duties.
• (Jun 98–June 2000), Director Preventive Medicine (communicable diseases control) , KSMOH
• (March–Aug 97), Acting Director General, MOH Khartoum State
• (March–Aug 97), Executive Director of Health Insurance Programme, Khartoum State
• (Dec 95–Feb 1997), Executive Director of Health Insurance Programme, Sinnar State.
• (March–Sep 95), Deputy Director of primary health care Directorate, Khartoum State
• (Feb. 94–March 95), Directorate General of Rural Hospital Directorate and Assistant Director General of KSMOH. for planning and development.
• (Dec 92–Feb 1994), Deputy Director of Higher National Health Salvation Committee, Federal MOH and Executive Director of user fees programme.
• (Sep 91–Dec 1992), House officer, Khartoum North Teaching hospital

Research Interest

Scientific Activities

• (November 2011), Member of the “Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the WHO” which is an international committee with 12 members.

Publications

1. Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) AL Dose Impact Study Group. The effect of dose on the antimalarial efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine: a systematic review and pooled analysis of individual patient data. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015; 15(6): 692-702. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(15)70024-1
2. Elmannan AA, Elmardi KA, Idris YA, Spector JM, Ali NA, Malik EM. Anti-malarial prescribing practices in Sudan eight years after introduction of artemisinin-based combination therapies and implications for development of drug resistance. BMC Pharmacol Toxicol. 2015; 16: 3. doi: 10.1186/s40360-015-0002-4
3. Mannan AA, Elmardi KA, Idris YA, Spector JM, Ali NA, Malik EM. Do frontline health care providers know enough about artemisinin-based combination therapy to rationally treat malaria? A cross-sectional survey in Gezira State, Sudan. Malar J. 2015; 14(1): 131. doi: 10.1186/s12936-015-0652-0
4. Jalal A Bilal, Gasim I Gasim, Mohamed T Abdien, Khalid A Elmardi, Elfatih M Malik, Ishag Adam. Poor adherence to the malaria management protocol among health workers attending under-five year old febrile children at Omdurman hospital, Sudan. Malaria Journal. 2015; 14: 34. doi:10.1186/s12936-015-0575-9
5. Khalid G Mohamed, Steinar Hunskaar, Samira Hamid Abdelrahman, Elfatih M Malik. Scaling up family medicine training in Gezira, Sudan – a 2-year in-service master programme using modern information and communication technology: a survey study. Human Resources for Health. 2014; 12(1): 3. doi: 10.1186/1478-4491-12-3
6. معاوية عبد الله عبد القادر، الفاتح محمد مالك وعبد الرحيم محمد بابكر. العوامل المؤثرة على توزيع الخدمات الصحية بولاية الجزيرة. مجلة الصحة والتنمية. المجلد الثانى – العدد الأول. مارس 2014
7. Al El sony, CY Chiang, E Malik et al. Standard case management of Asthma in Sudan: A pilot project. Public Health action, 2013.
8. خالد جعفر دنقلا، عبد الناصر أحمد ابوزيد، عثمان حامد، عماد الجاك والفاتح محمد مالك. برنامج ولاية الجزيرة لطب الأسرة: قصة نجاح. مجلة الصحة والتنمية. المجلد الأول – العدد الرابع. أغسطس 2013
9. الفاتح محمد مالك. العلاج الوقائى وأثره فى مكافحة البلهارسيا: مراجعة علمية. مجلة الصحة والتنمية. المجلد الأول – العدد الثانى. نوفمبر 2012
10. الفاتح محمد مالك. النظام الصحى المحلى: مراجعة علمية. مجلة الصحة والتنمية. المجلد الأول – العدد الأول. سبتمبر 2012
11. عبد الحافظ حسن عبدالله، الفاتح محمد مالك، على عمر بابكر، معتصم الطيب، اسحق ادم. التوزيع الجغرافى ومعدل انتشار البلهارسيا بولاية الجزيرة. مجلة الصحة والتنمية. المجلد الأول – العدد الأول. سبتمبر 2012
12. Elsharif ME, Malik EM, Imam ME, Omran MO, Elsharif EG. Malaria incidence among kidney-transplanted recipients in an endemic malaria area, Sudan. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2012; 23(5): 1099-103. doi: 10.4103/1319-2442.100970
13. Hassan SE, Haggaz AE, Mohammed-Elhassan EB, Malik EM, Adam I. Fluorescence microscope (Cyscope(R)) for malaria diagnosis in pregnant women in Medani Hospital, Sudan. Diagn Pathol. 2011; 6(1): 88.
14. Elmardi KA, Noor AM, Githinji S, Abdelgadir TM, Malik EM, Snow RW. Self-reported fever, treatment actions and malaria infection prevalence in the northern states of Sudan. Malar J. 2011; 10: 128.
15. Kai Wang, Sarah Gimbel, Elfatih Malik, Sara Hassen & Amy Hagopian (2011): The experience of Chinese physicians in the national health diplomacy programme deployed to Sudan. Global Public Health. 2011. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2011.594450
16. AM Ahmed, AA Afifi, EM Malik, I Adam. Intestinal protozoa and intestinal helminthic infections among school children in Central Sudan. Ascian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 2010.
17. Menegon M, Talha AA, Severini C, Elbushra SM, Mohamedani AA, Malik EM, Mohamed TA, Wernsdorfer WH, Majori G, Nour BY. Frequency distribution of antimalarial drug resistance alleles among Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Gezira State, central Sudan, and Gedarif State, eastern Sudan. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010; 83(2): 250-257.
18. Adam I, Salah MT, Eltahir HG, Elhassan AH, Elmardi KA, Malik EM. Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine versus artemether-lumefantrine, in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in central Sudan. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2010; 104(4): 319-326.
19. Hassan Sel-D, Okoued SI, Mudathir MA, Malik EM. Testing the sensitivity and specificity of the fluorescence microscope (Cyscope) for malaria diagnosis. Malar J. 2010; 9: 88.
20. Elamin SB, Awad AI, Eltayeb IB, Elmardi KA, Hassan AH, Mohamed AO, Malik EM, Mohamad TA. Descriptive study on the efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Sudan. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2010; 66(3): 231-237.
21. El Sayed BB, Malcolm CA, Babiker A, Malik EM, El Tayeb MA, Saeed NS, Nugud AH, Knols BG. Ethical, legal and social aspects of the approach in Sudan. Malar J. 2009; 8 Suppl 2: S3.
22. Mustafa HS, Malik EM, Tuok HT, Mohamed AA, Julla AI and Bassili A. Malaria preventive measures, health care seeking behaviour and malaria burden in different epidemiological settings in Sudan. TMIH 2009; 14(12): 1488-1495.
23. Mannan AA, Malik EM, Ali KM. Antimalarial prescribing and dispensing practices in health centres of Khartoum state, 2003-04. East Mediterr Health J. 2009; 15(1): 122-128.
24. Elmardi KA, Malik EM, Abdelgadir T, Ali SH, Elsyed AH, Mudather MA, Elhassan AH, Adam I. Feasibility and acceptability of home-based management of malaria strategy adapted to Sudan’s conditions using artemisinin-based combination therapy and rapid diagnostic test. Malar J. 2009; 8: 39.
25. Adam I, Elmardi KA, Malik EM. Predictors of antimalarial treatment failure in an area of unstable malaria transmission in eastern Sudan. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009; 103(1): 21-24.
26. I Adam, A Salih, AH Khamis, EM Malik. Perceptions of the causes of malaria and of its complications, treatment and prevention among midwives and pregnant women of Eastern Sudan. Journal of Public Health. 2008.
27. Saad El-Din H Hassan, Elfatih M Malik, Somia I Okoued and Elsadig M Eltayeb. Retention and efficacy of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets distributed in eastern Sudan: A two-step community-based study. Malaria Journal. 2008; 7: 85
28. Elkhalifa SM, Mustafa IO, Wais M, Malik EM. Malaria control in an urban area: a success story from Khartoum. East Mediterr Health J. 2008; 14(1).
29. Ibrahium AM, Kheir MM, Osman ME, Khalil IF, Alifrangis M, Elmardi KA, Malik EM, Adam I. Efficacies of artesunate plus either sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine or amodiaquine, for the treatment of uncomplicated, Plasmodium falciparum malaria in eastern Sudan. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2007; 101(1): 15-21.
30. Abdalla SI, Malik EM and Ali KM. The burden of malaria in Sudan: incidence, mortality and disability-adjusted-life-years. Malaria Journal. 2007; 6: 97.
31. Malik EM, ALI EM, Mohamed TA, Elmurdi KA, Elfaki AA, Saeed OK, Atta A. Efforts to Control Malaria in Sudan – case study of the National Malaria Control Programme, 2001-2005. Giornale Italiano Di Medicina Tropicale. 2006; 11(3-4).
32. Malik EM, Mohamed TA, Elmardi KA, Mowien RM, Elhassan AH, Elamin SB, Mannan AA, Ahmed ES. From chloroquine to artemisinin-based combination therapy: The Sudanese experience. Malar J. 2006; 5: 65.
33. Malik EM, Hanafi K, Ali SH, Ahmed ES, Mohamed KA. Treatment-seeking behaviour for malaria in children under five years of age: Implication for home management in rural areas with high seasonal transmission in Sudan. Malar J. 2006; 5: 60.
34. Maik EM, Eltayeb EM, Elmusaad YE, Elfadil T, Manoncout S, Shears P. Epidemc meningitis in Khartoum State, Sudan: An epidemilogical study of the 1999 epidemic. SJPH. 2006; 1(1): 13-20.
35. Mohamed AO, Eltaib EH, Ahmed OA, Elamin SB, Malik EM. The efficacies of artesunate-sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of uncomplicated, Plasmodium falciparum malaria, in an area of low transmission in central Sudan. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2006; 100(1): 5-10.
36. Elamin SB, Sidig GE, Elmardi KA, Mohamed TA, Ahmed ES,Mohamed AO and Malik EM: The Efficacy of Artemether/Lumefantrine for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria in Children in an Area of High Transmission in Southern Sudan. SJPH. 2006, July; vol 1(3): 197-202.
37. Malik EM, Eltahir HG, Ahmed ES. Clinical and laboratory aspects of malaria among children with fever in a low transmission area of Sudan. East Mediterr Health J. 2005; 11(4): 753-761.
38. Malik EM, Nour SM, Hamid IK, Elmardi KA, Mohamed TA, Ahmed ES: From home to hospital: Beliefs and practices related to severe malaria in Sudan. Journal of Family & Community Medicine. 2005; 12: 85-90.
39. Elamin SB, Malik EM, Abdelgadir T, Khamiss AH, Mohammed MM, Ahmed ES, Adam I. Artesunate plus sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Sudan. Malar J. 2005; 4: 41.
40. Onwujekwe O, Malik el-F, Mustafa SH, Mnzavaa A. Do malaria preventive interventions reach the poor? Socioeconomic inequities in expenditure on and use of mosquito control tools in Sudan. Health Policy Plan. 2006; 21(1): 10-16.
41. Onwujekwe O, Malik el-FM, Mustafa SH, Mnzava A. Socio-economic inequity in demand for insecticide-treated nets, in-door residual house spraying, larviciding and fogging in Sudan. Malar J. 2005; 4(1): 62.
42. Salah MT, Mohammed MM, Himeidan YE, Malik EM, Elbashir MI, Adam I. A randomized comparison of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine and combination of sulphadoxine pyrimethamine with chloroquine in the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Eastern Sudan. Saudi Med J. 2005; 26(1): 147-148.
43. Adam I, A-Elbasit IE, Idris SM, Malik EM and Elbashir MI. A comparison of the efficacy of artesunate plus sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine with that of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine alone, in the treatment of uncomplicated, Plasmodium falciparum malaria in eastern Sudan. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2005; 99(5): 449-455.
44. Malik EM, Saeed OK: Malaria in Sudan: past, present and the future. Gazera Journal of Health Sciences. 2004; 1: 47-53.
45. Malik EM, Ahmed ES, Elkhalifa SM, Hussein MA and Sulieman AMN. Stratification of Khartoum Urban Area by the risk of malaria transmission. East Mediterr Health J. 2003; 9(4): 559-569.

Meeting publications (Participated as a member of MPAC)

1. WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee and Secretariat. Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the WHO: conclusions and recommendations of September 2013 meeting. Malaria Journal. 2013; 12: 456. doi:10.1186/1475-2875-12-456 {Meeting report}
2. WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee and Secretariat. Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the WHO: conclusions and recommendations of March 2013 meeting. Malaria Journal. 2013; 12: 213 (20 June 2013) {Meeting report}
3. WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee and Secretariat. Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the WHO: conclusions and recommendations of September 2012 meeting. Malar J. 2012; 11: 424. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-11-424. {Meeting report}
4. WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee and Secretariat. Inaugural meeting of the malaria policy advisory committee to the WHO: conclusions and recommendations. Malaria Journal. 2012; 11: 137 (30 April 2012) {Meeting report}