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Gamal is a senior supply-chain professional and a pharmacist. He graduated from Khartoum University with a degree in Pharmacy and obtained a PG diploma in health economics. Gamal holds a master’s degree (MSc) in Pharmaceutical Services and Medicines Control with distinction from the University of Bradford, UK and a PhD in Health Economics with a focus on Accessibility to Medicines and Primary Health Care by the Nottingham Trent University, UK.
He has over 20 years of experience working in pharmaceuticals supply management in Sudan. From1993 to 2019 he worked as a manager of the Revolving Drug Fund in Khartoum state, led the Federal Directorate of Pharmacy as a manager of the Pharmaceutical Services and Planning Department, and worked as Director for the Public Health Institute.
In November 2007, Gamal was appointed Secretary General of the National Medicines & Poisons Board, the Medicine Regulatory Authority of Sudan and later became the Director General of the National Medical Supplies Fund (NMSF) from 5th of September 2010 to 1st April 2019. The NMSF is the national centre for procurement, storage and distribution of medical supplies in Sudan.
Gamal has strong expertise in various areas of pharmaceutical management, including Pharmaceutical Policy, Medical Supplies and Medicine regulations, among others. He was the pioneer and founder of the Post-Graduate fellowship in managing pharmaceutical services in Sudan and the National Medical Specialization Board. He also founded the autonomous pharmaceutical regulatory authority in 2009 and led the Continuous Pharmaceutical Professional Development Programme that was established by the Sudanese Pharmacists Union and the government of Sudan.