Prof Ahmed Mudawi Musa (MBBS, DTM&H, MSc TM&IH, MRCPI, Ph D) is a professor of immunology and infectious diseases at the Institute of Endemic Diseases. He is a physician specialist in internal and tropical medicine and clinical infectious diseases. He joined the Institute of Endemic Diseases in 2000. Prof Musa has cumulative experience in infectious diseases especially leishmaniasis. He is now giving specialist consultations in the diagnosis and management of various infectious diseases in Sudan.
Prof Musa qualified at the University of Khartoum, University of London, and the Royal College of Physicians in London and Ireland. He was trained as a clinical trialist and monitor by the WHO. He has been the director of the Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum since January 2011, and is also the head of the Department of Clinical Pathology & Immunology. Prof Musa acted as chairperson of the Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP) from March 2007 to 2014.
Prof Musa is a regular speaker at local, regional and international medical and scientific conferences. His published work changed the guidelines for treatment of leishmaniasis in East Africa. He has published 92 publications in reputable journals on leishmaniasis or related topics, mainly on infectious and tropical diseases. Professor Musa is the principal investigator of many projects trying to develop combination therapies for visceral leishmaniasis and also vaccinotherapy for post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis. His main interest is to develop preventive and therapeutic modalities for leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis and tuberculosis.