Professor Asma I. Elsony

MD, MSc, PhD

Nationality: Sudanese


Present positions

  • Director, Epidemiology Laboratory for Research and Public Health, Khartoum

Areas of professional activity

  • Tuberculosis/HIV, lung disease, epidemiology and public health

Key publications

  • Enarson DA, Ait-Khaled N, Chiang C-Y, El-Sony AI, Enarson PM, Gninafon M, Kan X-H, Slama K. Lung Health Consequences of Exposure to Smoke from Domestic Use of Solid Fuels: A guide for low-income countries on what it is and what to do about it. Paris, France: International Union Against Tuberculosis & Lung Disease, 2009. ISBN: 978-2-914365-54-3.
  • El-Sony AI, Mustafa SA, Khamis AH, Sobhi S, Enarson DA, Baraka OZ, Bjune G. Symptoms in patients attending services for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Sudan. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease; 7(6):550-555. [PubMed 12797697]
  • El-Sony AI, Mustafa SA, Khamis AH, Enarson DA, Baraka OZ, Bjune G. The effect of decentralisation on tuberculosis services in three states of Sudan. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease. 2003 May;7(5):445-50. [PubMed 12757045]
  • El-Sony AI, Khamis AH, Enarson DA, Baraka O, Mustafa SA, Bjune G. Treatment results of DOTS in 1797 Sudanese tuberculosis patients with or without HIV co-infection. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease. 2002; 6(12): 1-9. [PubMed 12546113]
  • El-Sony AI, Enarson D, Khamis A, Baraka O, Bjune G. Relation of grading of sputum smears with clinical features of tuberculosis patients in routine practice in Sudan. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease. 2002; 6(2): 91-97. [PubMed 11931422]
  • Several book chapters and more than 30 peer reviewed publications and a current reviewer for a number of Journals

Other information

  • Former President of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (UNION) in Paris
  • Technical expert for several global organizations and currently a member of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and a WHO expert for Geneva and the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Other interests

  • Study of history, autobiographies and biographies of outstanding leaders
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