Ishraqa M.A. Awad studied Medicine at the University of Khartoum and an MPH from Nottingham University. She is a Member of the UK Faculty of Public Health and worked as a Consultant Regional Epidemiologist with the Health Protection Agency and Consultant in Public Health with Sandwell Primary Care Trust, UK. Currently, she is in General Practice Specialty Training for dual accreditation as a GP and in public health. A founding member of the Sudan Health Consultancy group, her special interest is in mainstreaming palliative care and to support the developing model for family medicine in Sudan.