The right to the highest attainable standard of health is the internationally agreed objective of health care. The right covers controlling, eliminating and eradicating neglected tropical diseases.

Prof Ahmed Fahal and his colleagues undertake research and teaching intended to assist realisation of these principles of the right to healthcare looking in particular at mycetoma clinical and basic research to intensified disease management and develop preventive chemotherapy.

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Latest research and articles


Public Speaking

The Lancet Podcast
Neglected no longer: moves to get mycetoma onto the WHO neglected tropical disease list
Mycetoma Research Centre
Head and Neck Mycetoma: The Mycetoma Research Centre Experience.
The Mycetoma Research Center, Sudan - A Success Story, The University of Brighton, UK
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, USA

Course work

Mycetoma students projectHome_files/Mycetoma%20project.pdf
Madurella fahalii

Mycetoma in the Media

Neglected disease victims find in Sudan
Disfiguring foot fungus in the spot light
Mycetoma - A journey from discovery to therapy
Mycetoma Research Center annual report 2014Home_files/MCR%20report.pdf
Mycetoma in the Sudan: The Mycetoma Research Centre Update.‎
Mycetoma: Hope for a Devastating Neglected Disease