About us

About university faculty of Public and Environmental Health

The FPEH was established in 1933, it is one of the oldest public health institutes in Africa and the region, which deals with undergraduate and postgraduate studies in public and environmental health.

Public health is an interesting, dynamic, and holistic interdisciplinary science, where students and researchers work with professional tools and methods to minimize the probabilities of disease and injury occurrence through control of what called (risk factors). These risk factors are parameters and/or determinants scattered all over the environment or lay behind socioeconomic conditions that could affect disease incidence and severity.

Mission & VIsion

To be part of this wonderful group of people, you need to come and study with us, biology, physics, mathematics chemistry, biochemistry anatomy, physiology, biostatistics, research methodology, public health subjects, epidemiology, health planning, health administration, health economics, food safety, toxicology and even construction drawing and building construction courses and more other interesting subjects


Our History For Faculty of Public and Environmental Health

EH has glorious history deep rooted in the foundation of the Sudan medical and health training and education traditions. The FPEH was started in 1933 as School of Hygiene. Our first students were; Dr. Khalaf Allah Babiker the Sudanese poet , doctor and minister of information in 1964 government who worked actively with World Health Organization to compact Malaria and Schistosomiasis in Africa. The second student was Mr. Mohammed Mahommod Elmalik, one of the medical students at Kitchener school of medicine. The first director was Mr G. A. Glass, Chief Public Health Inspector at Sudan Medical Service, Khartoum. The syllabi of courses at that time followed the Royal Sanitary Institute. The Royal Institute was responsible for the appointment of the examining board, which consisted of the Dean of Gordon College School of Engineering, the Assistant Medical Officer of Health, Khartoum and the Sudanese Bacteriologist of Stack Laboratories and the Chief Public Health Inspector. The Royal Institute issued the certificates. The duration of the course was three years. The students spent the first year at Omdurman Technical School studying general science, arithmetic, and geometry in addition to English, drawing and construction. The other two years were devoted to lectures on public health, anatomy, zoology, bacteriology, vital statistics, sanitary law, entomology and the various sanitation subjects, as well as the actual practical work under the supervision in every branch of the service.