Professor Ahmed M. Elhassan

My home town: Berber

Berber is a town in the Nile state of northern Sudan, 35 km north of Atbara, near the junction of the Atbara River and the Nile.
The town was the starting-point of the old caravan route across the Nubian Desert to the Red Sea at Suakin. Roads also connected it with other parts of Sudan.
The first line of defense against the Ottoman Empire occurred in this city.
Berber Ancient History: With a Canadian Archaeologist excavating  in Dangail near Berber where a temple of Amun was built by order of the queens of old Meroitic Period.

EL Khalwa 1936: This is the story of how I joined the Khalwa

The First Year Elementary School 1937: Here I saw the first white man: A. B. Theobold. I met him later in life under different circumstances.
Berber intermediate School 1940 -1944: Distance learning 1942. I started a correspondence course in Psychology with Dr. Mohammed Fayik Al Gawhary 66 Skakini St. Cairo.
Wadi Siedna class-mates EL Tayeb Salih (famous writer) and Ibrahim EL Salahi ( famous artist)
Kitchener School of Medicine.
Basic science with Dean Morgan, Graduated 1954

Some international activities

Many WHO activities in medical education and research. Important among these is membership of STAC for TDR for several years and membership of EMRO advisory research committee
AMANET founding member
Visiting professorship in several universities
Establishing department of pathology ing Faisal University Dammam SA.
Membership of TWAS

Working in the field

Leishmaniasis and leprosy field work Gedarif State: 1989 to date
Field Research in Gadarif State Under Trees Shades 20 Years.
A tribute to Prof EL Hadi Anterior Uveitis
Work in Mycetoma: A tribute to the pioneers: Mr. Ibrahim EL Maghraby, Prof. E S Mahgoub, Prof. Samia A Gumaa, Prof. Fahal.

Field work in Mycetoma

Started by Prof ES Mahgoub and Samia Gumaa and continued by A. H. Fahal who developed the Mycetoma Research Centre at Soba working on mycetoma: from the field to the molecular and genetic levels.
The centre has been recognised internationally.
In year 2010 Fahal has been asked to contribute a chapter on Mycetoma in Bailey & Love text book of Surgery. This is great recognition.
Ahfad University

My relation with Ahfad goes back to the 1970s.
With late Dr. Yousif Bedri we worked together in the Philosophical Society and the Sudanese Society for the Advancement of Science.

Ahmed_Mohamed_El-Hassan_his_life_and_work (written by: Professor Ahmad Safi)