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Name: Epi-Lab
Street 1: Khartoum 3, Block 3- Building 11
Street 2:
City: Khartoum
Province: Khartoum
Post Code: 193
Country: Sudan
Phone: +249 155152445
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Prof
First Name: Asma
Last Name: ElSony
Title: Director Epi-Lab

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Amjed
Last Name: Eltayeb
Title: Research Unit Coordinator
Phone: 00249912319180

General Information

Board Constituency: Technical agencies
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
In 1997, EPI LAB was established as a public health outreach research center initiative represented in a non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Khartoum, Sudan.
The Idea was brought up by the field work of the Doctoral thesis of the SNTP Manager.
Epi Lab was established to address the following objectives:
.Support and evaluation of health programs
.Utilizing the successful model of SNTP to address other public health problems
.Strengthening research capacity
.Linking Academia to Public Health
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 51 - 99
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Sudan
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
From 2005 – to date The Epi-Lab has been providing Technical Assistance to Sudan NTP for revision of various guidelines by having an officer at WHO and UNDP as well as CCM of Global Fund (GF) at the Federal Ministry of Health. (FMOH) ; to support the program in optimizing tuberculosis control activities.
In addition, from 2005 – to date The Epi-Lab has been providing Strategic Technical Advisory Group for National TB Programs, EMRO, WHO: Board Member.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Sudan
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

Drug-Resistant TB:
The MDR-TB Unit was conceived in January, 2006 as part of a reorganization of the section of Tuberculosis Control and Prevention. The addition of a ‘Unit’ responsible for MDR-TB issues serves both to coordinate all Epi-Lab future activities related to MDR-TB, as well as increasing the organizational profile for this important global tuberculosis control issue.
The MDR-TB Unit has the opportunity to strengthen the Epi-Lab response to MDR-TB, particularly that there are 3 Epi-Lab attained MsCs on MDR. Increased global attention to the issue has been translated into increased financial resources which may support some of The Epi-Lab efforts in this field.

The Main objective of the TB-HIV unit is to develop a comprehensive, yet practical and realistic role for The Epi-lab in the National and Regional response to TB/HIV where NTP and AIDS programs take the lead.

The targets of the Unit is to :
-Development and implementation of a simplified programmatic approach to TB/HIV
-Development of operations research protocols which address TB, TB/HIV care management and other priority public health issues.
-Development and implementation (in collaboration with NTP/AIDS programs and collaborating institutions ) of a research agenda which addresses TB/HIV

-TA done in collaboration with stop TB partnership .
-Epi-Lab is part of the NTWG
-The Epi-Lab aim to continue its partnership with other partners to strengthen political commitment to TB/HIV collaboration improves TB infection control in HIV care and engages communities in designing, advocating for, implementing and monitoring the collaborative response to prevent, diagnose, and treat TB in PLHIV.

Fundamental Research:
Epilab has a devoted operational research unit and run several research projects aiming at increase case detection and improve treatment outcome

Epilab has a devoted operational research unit and run several research projects aiming at increase case detection and improve treatment outcome


Declaration of interests:
As public health out reach research center with special interest on Lung health we find our self a potential partner in the fight against TB.
AS a matter of fact Epi-Lab was initiate as a result of successful implementation of Dots strategy in Sudan

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Last updated: June 16, 2014