Dr. Ahmad Al-Safi, MB, BS (Khartoum), DA (England), FFARCS (England), FRCA (England), Certificate of Acupuncture (China)
Born in El Dueim, Sudan, and educated in Bakht El Rida and Medani, and graduated in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum in 1971.
Trained in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care in Edinburgh, and acquired the Diploma in Anesthetics in England in 1976, Fellowship of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1977, and Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1992.
He was certified as Acupuncturist in Nanking, China in 1982.
Worked as Consultant Anesthesiologist in Sudan, Canada and Saudi Arabia.
Founded the Traditional Medicine Research Institute in the Medical Research Council of the National Council for Research in Sudan in 1980, and the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research in Traditional Medicine in Khartoum in 1984. He was director for both till 1988.
He was a member of the World Health Organization Experts Panel for traditional medicine in the Eastern Mediterranean Region for the last twenty years.
Editor-in-Chief, Sudan Medical Journal, the official organ of the Sudan Medical Association (1982-1986); Editor, Sudan Research Bulletin, Institute of African and Asian Studies, University of Khartoum; Advisory Editor, Social Science and Medicine, Aberdeen (1990-96).
He is interested in the study of the sociology, anthropology and history of the Sudanese health culture. He dedicated the last three decades for studies in this field, and wrote extensively on health issues in both Arabic and English.
This site is a contribution from the Author to the collective efforts of all scholars to study and document traditional Sudanese medicine.
At present he is:
Senior Medical Advisor, Al Khafji Joint Operations (Aramco for Gulf Oil Operations, and Kuwait for Gulf Oil Operations), and
Chairman, Healthcare Quality Improvement Program for the Khafji Joint Operations.
Ahmad Al Safi
December 16, 2002