ARWA OSMAN

ARWA
OSMAN

LECTURER/ RESEARCHER
MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY & VECTOR CONTROL
BLUE NILE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
Area of expertise: Vector-borne diseases
  • Higher Education Institution/University

Biography

the institute has been established as a model of partnership between academic institutions (University of Gezira), Federal Ministry of Health, Gezira State Ministry of Health and WHO, from 2007 – to date the Institute been upgraded to the Blue Nile National Institute for Communicable Diseases (BNNICD), the Mission is to reduce the impact of communicable diseases by research and training of health and other personnel, the Vision is To be a centre of excellence, for training and research in the control of communicable diseases, for national, regional and international health professionals. the Aims and Objectives are focusing on Education and Training ( postgraduate programms leading to University of Gezira High Diploma, Master and PhD awards, together with a variety of the institute’s own diplomas, certificates and certificates for successful completion of short courses. Education and training programmes address different aspects of Communicable Diseases, such as leadership and management, clinical and laboratory diagnosis, case management, control and prevention, early preparedness and rapid response to epidemics, biostatistics, research methods, ethics and research management. BNNICD’s affiliation to UOG, a worldwide leader in community – oriented education renders its certificates to be accredited by ministry of higher education and ensures delivery of its programmes by highly experienced academics, researchers and professionals. BNNICD has been at the forefront of research into infectious and debilitating diseases in Sudan. Its research continues to contribute to health policy and practice in Sudan and regionally. It has guided the Sudan national policy for malaria case management (2001) and the malaria vector control strategies (2007). It also contributed to formulation of Sudan national strategic plan for control of HIV and AIDS. BNNICD’ research is benefiting from a broad range and depth of expertise integrating laboratory, clinical, population and social sciences. Examples of active research projects: Identification and Distribution of vectors (mosquitoe, sand fly, ticks, snails), Evaluating the efficiency of Long Lasting insecticide treated nets (LLTNs), emerging viral infections: MERS CoV in dromedary camels and camel workers in Eastern Sudan, Integrated control of communicable diseases, Behavioural aspects of STIs/HIV/AIDS transmission among key populations, Utilization of Insecticide treated bed nets, Vector resistance to insecticides, Determinants and distribution of typhoid, brucellosis, soil transmitted helminthes, TB, hepatitidaes and NTDs (leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, mycetoma), household drinking water and sanitation services. BNNICD’s national and regional reputation and the caliber of its research outputs has facilitated active partnerships with many international institutions worldwide. Beside WHO BNNICD has long collaboration with GFATM, UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA. the important role of the medical entomology & vector control department is training and teaching in the medical entomology field , so as a lecturer / researcher joining the network will be of great help to upgrade my knowledge, widen my experience so I could apply that in my research field and student training.

Organisation details

BLUE NILE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES