Born in El Kawa in 1911, El Mahi is one of the famous medical doctors in Sudan. He graduated from Kitchener Medical School in 1935. He joined Sudan medical service and worked in different parts of the Sudan. In July 1949, El Mahi was rewarded with a Diploma in psychological medicine at the University of London. On his return home, he founded the clinic of nervous disorders in Khartoum – the first in the Sudan’s medical history. As a result, he established the foundations of mental health service in the country. In 1959, he joined the WHO-EMRO as a regional adviser in Mental Health. He was invited by several international institutes and universities to lecture in mental health, religion, traditional societies and magic as a socio-psycho institution. In 1964, political change in Sudan brought El Mahi to be a member of the Supreme Council of the State. In 1969, the University of Khartoum offered him the chair of Psychiatric Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, which he held up until his death. El Mahi died in January 8 1970.
Originally posted by the amazing Ola Dia, creator of Twitter page: @Sudan_Voices, posted on her blog (http://oladiab.com/2011/05/28/sudanese-who-made-it-big/) who has given me so much hope, inspiration, and makes me proud to be able to call myself Sudanese 😉