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MRC joined the International Collaborative Research Program for Tackling the Neglected Tropical Diseases Challenges in African Countries

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Recently the Mycetoma Research Centre, University of Khartoum had joined the International Collaborative Research Program for Tackling the Neglected Tropical Diseases Challenges in African Countries with a project entitled

Research on the diagnostics of early or latent eumycetoma: Search for new biomarkers, POC diagnostics, and development of a clinical epidemiology platform.

 

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Part of the DNDi delegation - Kenya visit to the Mycetoma Research Centre

DNDi delegation

Part of the DNDi delegation - Kenya visit to the Mycetoma Research Centre in the period from 3rd - 9th October 2021. The purpose of the visit is to document and highlight the Mycetoma causes, its prevalence in Sudan, the people it affects and how it affects patients’ lives, access to the treatment, and the drug(s), and also the impact of DNDi’s support and consequent improvement in the fight against Mycetoma.

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Winning Proposal Writing Training Workshop Report - 8 – 9th September 2021, Khartoum, Sudan

Winning Proposal Writing

The Mycetoma Research Centre (MRC), in collaboration with the Higher Academy for Strategic and Security Studies (HASSS), organised a training workshop on writing winning proposals.

The opening ceremony was attended by Dr Abdelrahman Mohamed Ahmed Kafeel, the Academy Director, Dr Mohammed Hassan Elrikaby, the Leaders Training Center Director, and his deputy Dr Maria Alkhalifa Ahmed. They had expressed their pleasure and gratitude for the collaboration between the two institutions and are looking forward to a more effective partnership to promote the scientific and academic community in the country and overseas.

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The Mycexomics Project

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MycEXomics is a Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) funded research project which aims by combining academic and industrial expertise and resources to develop point-of-care diagnostics tools for the most common causative agents of Mycetoma. The project consortium has four collaborating partners from RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences Japan, The Mycetoma Research Centre (MRC) Sudan, The Hospital General de México, Mexico and Erasmus University Medical Center The Netherlands. The project budget is $285,937, and the first phase of the project [Concept Development] will run in the period 2020/04 and 2021/12.

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The Khartoum Call for Action on Mycetoma

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The 15th February 2019, marks The Second Anniversary of the Khartoum Call for Action for mycetoma that was endorsed in Khartoum, Sudan during the Sixth International Conference on Mycetoma in the period 15–17, 2019 which was organised by the Mycetoma Research Centre, (MRC), University of Khartoum, WHO Collaborating Centre on Mycetoma and the World Health Organization.

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Mycetoma Health Promotion and Advocacy Training Workshop for Media Professionals

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The Mycetoma Research Centre (MRC), University of Khartoum, WHO Collaborating Centre on Mycetoma in collaboration with Hope International Organisation had organised a three-day training workshop on Mycetoma health promotion, advocacy and awareness for Media Professionals in the period 2nd and 4th January 2021 at the Mycetoma Research & Development Arcade.  There were 20 participants from different media specialists and that included comedians, journalists, radio and TV commentators, newspapers writers, poets, actors, fine artists, film editors and producers, public relations specialists, bloggers, sound engineers and art directors.

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The Mycetoma Patients Vocational Training Centre Groundbreaking Ceremony

On the 18th of October 2020, the Mycetoma Patients Friends Association (MPFA) had the honour to organise with the Japan Embassy in Khartoum the Mycetoma Patients Vocational Training Centre (MPVTC) groundbreaking ceremony at the Mycetoma Research Centre (MRC), Soba University Hospital of the University of Khartoum under the patronage of HE Professor Intisar Soghayroun El-Zein, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The MPVTC is part of the Grass-Root project sponsor by the Japan Government.

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The Mycetoma Research Centre Honouring Mr Maragni Sanhouri

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In the presence of HE, The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Prof Intisar Saguron EL Zein, The University of Khartoum Vice-Chancellor Prof Fadwa El Rahman Ali, The University Deans and senior officials the Mycetoma Research Centre had honoured Mr Mirghani Sanhouri Elshiekh, FRCS, FRCS(E), The Father of Mycetoma Surgery on Wednesday, the 15th of January 2020.

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