Welcome To PHI

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is a multi-disciplinary institute that promotes
creation of new knowledge and application of evidence-based interventions
through delivering applied health research/professional
training and teaching programs.

Research Themes

Exhibit a high degree of professionalism


Achieving excellence in teaching and learning


Health is a multifaceted issue

Our Students

PHI provides different postgraduate educational programs in the field of public health; the certificate is awarded by Sudanese Medical Specialization Board (SMSB).
The following are some of the programs and their students who are registered at SMSB. The numbers reflecting the total of the graduates and enrolled students:

Master of Public Health


During Service Master of Public Health


Master of Disaster Management


Master of Family Medicine


Diploma of Local Health System


Why Public Health Institute ?

The Public Health Institute was established in May of 2009 by ministerial decree under the Directorate of Human Resources for Health, Federal Ministry of Health, which supervises the Running of the institute through a director appointed by the Undersecretary for Health.
PHI acts as a ‘think tank’ for the health sector by analyzing policies, searching for evidence and advocating for health system reform. It has a workforce of both full time and part time staff, as well as external collaborators,  which all together forming a group of leading experts in the field.
Its mandate is to do research, training and consultancy. Moreover, it contributes to the development of public health and health system in the country.

PHI aims to lead the reform through conducting and supervising high quality researches in priority areas formulated in collaboration with both national and international bodies. It also provides platform for discussion of public health issues and their solutions based on the latest evidence and consensus from experts in the field, through the Public Health Forum.

PHI offers postgraduate Diploma and Master degrees in Public Health and several related fields as part of the overall capacity building plan of the Ministry of Health. It aims to arm health professionals in the country with the skills and knowledge to improve and strengthen the health system.

PHI assists decision makers by providing evidence-based technical advice for developing policy potions and reform interventions. This translates into a broad range of areas in which PHI offers its expertise and professional services to different stakeholders and bodies in different sectors.

Who's Teaching

Introduction to public health and disaster management

- Dr. Isam Mohamed Abdalla / MD of Community Medicine, MPH, Master Health Economics

Analysing disrupted health system in crises

- Dr. Elshiekh Elsidieg / MD of Community medicine

Analysing disrupted health system in crises

- Dr. Abdalla Sied Ahmed / Fellowship of Community medicine