Sherif has over six years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Khartoum. Recently, Sherif established with his colleagues a new nonprofit in Sudan called the Medical and Dental Students Trust (MDST) that aims to help Medical and Dental Students achieve their maximum potential, by the provision of financial and logistic support, and he is the Grants Superintendent of this nonprofit. Sherif also worked as a Research Assistant in the Mycetoma Research Center, Soba University Hospital, University of Khartoum, and he is responsible for the Recording System of Mycetoma patients, data entry, and site visits to endemic areas. He also provides necessary information for the medical students and helps them in their research on mycetoma. Sherif was the Regional Co-Assistant of Public Health on Africa of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA), a nonprofit that represents international medical students worldwide. He also worked for two years as a Supervisory Council Member of the Medical Students International Network – Sudan (MedSIN-Sudan), a nonprofit that represents the future physicians of Sudan worldwide. Sherif was a member of the committee that issued the decision to stop smoking in Khartoum International Airport. Through these experiences, he developed strong capacity building, project management and leadership skills. Sherif enjoys focusing on public and reproductive health topics, and has an interest in youth development.
Host Organization: DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs
Fellow’s Role at The Mayor’s Office on African Affairs
Sherif will be responsible for expanding the Capacity Building Program, primarily targeting the business sector, thereby helping to strengthen the local African business community. This will include conducting ongoing outreach to diverse African businesses in the District, organizing bi-monthly networking events, connecting African businesses to business development support, resources, and other opportunities through the District, Federal and nonprofit agencies.