Israa works as an Advanced Epidemiological Scientist at Public Health Wales, supporting designated hospitals in routine surveillance and outbreak investigations. She holds a first-level university degree in pharmacy, along with two master’s degrees in Clinical Pharmacy and Public Health for Development.
Her professional journey spans over seven years, and includes four years in Sudan and three years in the UK. Her foundational pharmacy training unfolded in Sudan, where she practiced as a hospital pharmacist. Throughout this period, Israa actively engaged in health education and promotion initiatives within academia and NGO settings. Her contributions extended from supporting maternity units to participating in research projects, and producing a series of radio episodes addressing the rational use of antibiotics.
Israa is passionate about global health improvement, with a particular interest in reducing healthcare-acquired infections and combating antimicrobial resistance in both low- and high-income countries.