Sudan Public Health Institute

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National Ministry of Health
P.O. Box 9099
Khartoum, Sahafa, Sudan

Tel. +249 (0) 183-403-211

Abdalla Sid Ahmed – Director


Institute Profile


The Public Health Institute acts as a ‘think PHI buildingtank’ for the health sector by analyzing policies, searching for evidence and advocating for health system reform. It has a workforce of both full time and part time staff, as well as external collaborators, together forming a group of leading experts in the field. PHI was established in May of 2009 by ministerial decree under the Directorate of Human Resources for Health, Federal Ministry of Health, which supervises the running of the institute through a director appointed by the Undersecretary for Health. It is mandated for training and research, and to contribute to the development of public health in the country.

What We Do

1. T R A I N I N G

PHI offers postgraduate degrees in several public health and related fields, both diploma and masters, as part of the overall capacity building vision of the ministry of health. It aims to arm health professionals in the country with the skills and knowledge to improve and strengthen the health system

P O S T G R A D U A T E  S T U D I E S I N P H I

  • MSc of Public Health
  • MSc of Disaster Management
  • MSc of Woman and Child Health
  • MSc of Family Medicine
  • MSc of Health Management, Policy & Planning
  • MSc of Hospital Management
  • PG Dip. of Leadership
  • PG Dip. of Hospital Management
  • PG Dip. of Human Resources for Health

2 . R E S E A R C H

PHI aims to lead reform through conducting and supervising high quality research in priority areas formulated in collaboration with both national and international bodies. It also provides a platform for discussion of public health issues and their solutions based on the latest evidence and consensus from experts in the field, through the Public Health Forum.


  • Mapping existing knowledge & identifying priority research questions of the health system
  • The socio-economic burden of cancer on patients and their families attending
  • Radiation and Isotope Centre Khartoum (RICK): A cross-sectional study
  • Barriers to uptake of child health intervention in Sudan: a qualitative study
  • Human HRH Retention, Migration and Gender Research Project
  • • Health system and health services research in Sudan: A systematic review
  • Sudan National Pulmonary TB Survey
  • Estimation of prevalence and risk factors and assessment of guidelines for action against non- communicable diseases
  • HRH and facility census: Data validation, facility classification and data linkage
  • Evaluation of the pharmaceutical supply system in the Sudan NHIF
  • Employing mobile technology for employment of the informal sector in the NHIF: feasibility and acceptability

3 . C O N S U L T A N C Y

PHI assists decision makers by providing evidence-based technical advice for developing policy options and outlining designs for reform interventions. This translates into a broad range of areas in which the institute offers its expertise and professional services to different stakeholders and bodies in different sectors.


  • Strategic Plan for HRH, Cancer Registry and Epidemiology Dept
  • Capacity Building for National NGOs working in Malaria Control
  • Capacity Building Program for Health Managers in States
  • Malaria Program Performance Review
  • Health Impact Assessment of Oil Refinery Company
  • Development of Sudan Global Health Strategy


Further Information

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