Bushra Ibnauf Sulieman, MD, MS
SAMA Sudan Office Director, Khartoum, Sudan
In 2008, with 4 other Sudanese American physicians, Dr. Ibnauf founded SAMA as a non-profit organization in the United States.
In 2012, while still working as a Gastroenterologist in Wichita, KS, Dr. Ibnauf launched SAMA’s first live event fundraiser in AGM 2012. That night, SAMA raised more than $30,000. This effort empowered SAMA to launch its’ Sudan programs.
In 2014, Dr. Ibnauf returned to live and work in Sudan permanently and was appointed as SAMA Sudan Office Director, in a volunteer capacity.
Over the last 5 years, under Dr. Sulieman’s leadership, the SAMA office grew from one full-time employee to 4 full-time employees, several contractors, and tens of volunteers. In the same period, SAMA Sudan’s office physically grew from a small room rented from Sadagaat Charity Association to a 3200 square foot office & Medical Supplies Storage Space.
Dr. Sulieman’s known for his affable personality and superior communication skills that have been instrumental to SAMA’s continued success.