Dr Elsheikh Badr is a consultant public health physician with expertise in health system and human resource development. He gained his basic medical degree and postgraduate public health diploma and fellowship in community medicine from Sudan; his masters degree in health policy, planning and management from the University of Leeds in addition to the fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in the UK. Dr Badr currently serves as the Secretary General for the Sudan Medical Specialization Board, the prime postgraduate medical education body in Sudan. Prior to this, he served for over 15 years in the Federal Ministry of Health in senior positions including director of the Department of Human Resources for Health Development, founding director of the National Human Resources for Health Observatory, and President of the Academy of Health Sciences. Academic and professionals contributions of Dr Badr are varied including teaching and supervising at both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, serving as founding Editor of the Sudanese Journal of Public Health, and publishing and presenting at over 25 international conferences and meetings. Dr Badr served as WHO health workforce consultant several times and worked with WHO EMRO on the regional health workforce strategy and other aspects. He has been part of a number of global initiatives/taskforces with WHO, Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA), and other entities. Notable contributions include serving as member of the Global Health Worker Migration Policy Council since 2007, member of the global taskforce on monitoring implementation of Kampala Declaration, and Co-chair of the global thematic working group on health workforce issues in fragile/conflict affected states. He was recently appointed to membership of the WHO global expert advisory group (EAG) on reviewing the relevance and effectiveness of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel.
Khartoum, Northern, Sudan