Two leading Doctors from Sudan and the UK honoured by the Faculty of Public Health UK

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Beleil and Dr. Sara Lavinia for being honoured during the 50th anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) Awards Ceremony held on 7 June 2022 at the Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park, London, UK.

Dr. Sara Beleil awarded FPH Fellowship through Distinction which is the level of membership only offered to those who are recognised as having distinguished themselves through their significant contribution to the science, literature or practice of public health. Dr Sara Beleil graduated from the Faculty of Medicine University of Khartoum in Sudan, consultant psychiatrist and Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has made outstanding contributions to the Faculty’s Mental Health Agenda in the UK and globally.

Dr. Sara Lavinia awarded the FPH Sian Griffiths Global Public Health Award. This award is offered to public health professionals who distinguished themselves through their unique contribution of public health in global public health. Dr. Sara Lavinia graduated from Juba University in Sudan, Fellow of the Royal College of Public Health and is Senior County Representative for Carter Center, Sudan. She received the award for her unique contribution to the reform of the health system in the White Nile Sate in Sudan and her continuous contribution to improving health equity among vulnerable populations in rural communities.


Professor Allam Ahmed, President of WASD commented:

“I would like to congratulate both Dr. Sara Beleil and Dr. Sara Lavinia for receiving such a high recognition of the fantastic work both have done in the practice and improvement of public health sector both in Sudan, UK and across the world. Both Dr. Beleil and Dr. Lavinia are hugely respected across the world for their significant influence and transformation of various health systems for the betterment and well-being of individuals and communities. Both are also highly respected among their colleagues and teams. I would like to record my appreciation for the outstanding and excellent – and continuing – contribution to WASD’s various community programmes and activities during the Covid-19 global pandemic lockdown and other activities.”