Scientific Program


Medicine is becoming more and more internationally oriented and tropical diseases are spreading fast due to the influences of tourism, migration and war related issues. It is important for medical students worldwide to be educated on tropical diseases and clinical syndromes that may not be regularly found in their home country.

Our goal is to provide enthusiastic medical students with the opportunity to realize this goal. In the scientific program, lectures, tutorials, clinical live cases, surgeries and laboratory work will allow students to elaborate on the pathological and scientific features of tropical diseases endemic in Sudan and other parts of Africa.

With STEP,  most of the WHO Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Sudan will be encountered, with the aim of raising the awareness of participants to these diseases and providing them with essential knowledge.

The program provides participants with the unique experience of working alongside the Institute of Endemic Diseases and  Mycetoma Research Center in Sudan.

Diseases under focus will be:





Typhoid Fever/ Brucellosis

Hydatid disease





Tropical Gastroenterology

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Under 5 Mortalities & Morbidities in Developing Countries and strategies of prevention.

Non-Communicable Diseases in Developing Countries

Protein Energy Malnutrition

Surgery in the tropics

Reproductive health (FGM, HIV, STI’s)