Peter Hogness raises funds in Brooklyn for SAMA Humanitarian Relief in Sudan
On January 7th, 2024, Mr. Peter Hogness, a former editor of the Union newspaper at City University of New York, organized a fundraising event in his home in Brooklyn, NYC.
He invited his friends to support SAMA’s humanitarian efforts in Sudan. Dr. Mohamed Almahal, Director of Humanitarian Relief, gave a Zoom presentation about SAMA and its humanitarian interventions, with an emphasis on supporting internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Wad Medani, Gezira State to Sinnar and Kassala States.
Dr. Elwaleed Elhassan named Fellow of the International Society of Nephrology (FISN)
It gives us great pleasure to share the good news that our Dr. Elwaleed Elhassan was recognized by the International Society of Nephrology for his outstanding professional contributions in the field of Nephrology and was bestowed the title of FISN, Fellow of the International Society of Nephrology.
Dr. Elwaleed Elhassan has led SAMA’s educational programs in nephrology since 2014, when he organized the Basic Kidney Transplantation & Pathology Workshop. This was followed by several ISN activities in Sudan that culminated in enrolling Soba University Hospital and Dr. Salma Renal Center in the ISN’s renal sister program with the Catholic University of Parana, Brazil.
In 2022, after establishing SAMA’s Project ECHO hub in Khartoum, Dr. Elwaleed Elhassan directed Dialysis ECHO which connected dialysis doctors and nurses in Sudan with global subject matter experts in Nephrology.
A lifelong friend of our beloved Dr. Bushra Ibnauf, Dr. Elwaleed continues to be active in SAMA chairing the Bushra Ibnauf Lifetime Award Selection committee.
Dr. Mohammed Gaffer Elhassan named Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians – London
Dr. Mohammed Gaffer Elhassan was one of the first physicians to support SAMA’s professional development shortly after the organization’s inception in 2011. He continued to support its program over the years, organizing a POCUS workshop in SAMA’s Sudan office in Khartoum in July 2022.
Most recently he organized a fundraising event in Northern California to support SAMA’s Humanitarian Relief work in Sudan.
Dr. Khalid Osman
Dr. Khalid Osman matches into Residency in Internal Medicine in New York, USA
Dr. Khalid Osman graduated from Alneelain University in 2017. He was the first of two interns to enroll in the SAMA internship program from SAMA’s office in Khartoum, Sudan.
He was the coordinator for SAMA’s first Project ECHO program, Frontline ECHO, which connected learners in Sudan with global subject matter experts in Cardiology. SAMA’s internship program trains recent medical graduates in project management, online learning session moderation, and content creation in addition to a host of IT skills. Click here to learn more about SAMA’s internship program.