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Professor Fatima Suleman

Person

Professor Fatima Suleman

  

Telephone

 +27 (0)31 260 7941

Email

sulemanf@ukzn.ac.za  

Campus

Westville

Research Interests

Pharmaceutical Policy and Systems; Health Education

Designation

Associate Professor

 Biosketch  

Fatima Suleman (B.Pharm, M.Pharm, PhD) is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in the Department of Clinical Sciences (2009-2015) at Drake University, and co-collaborator for the AIDS Online International course with Dr Sharron Jenkins at Purdue University. She was a national executive member of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (2008 – June 2012) and a Fulbright Alumnus (Fulbright Scholar 2002-2004). Her previous appointments include being a member of the South African Primary Health Care Essential Drugs List Review Committee (1997 – 1998) and of the KZN Provincial Essential Drug Programme Co-ordinating Committee (1997 – 1998). In 2009 she was appointed by the National Minster of Health to the Medical Products Technical Task Team from as well as to the Procurement Task Team. She was awarded the Distinguished Teachers’ Award in 2010 by the University of KwaZulu-Natal for her role in curriculum development and innovative teaching practices. Her research has been published in several journals and has been presented at a number of national and international conferences. She has received numerous grants from the National Research Foundation, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the Medical Research Council and the National Institute of Health. She is a Y-rated researcher by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF), and is coordinating two online Masters programmes in the School of Health Sciences. She has been appointed by the Minister of Health to serve on the National Pricing Committee (2010-current), and is currently the Chair of the Pricing Committee and has been appointed on the World Health Organisation Pricing Policy Guideline Committee (2011-2012). She also has collaborations with the Oslo Cochrane Centre, in the field of pharmaceutical policy.

Researchgate Profile

List of Publications

  • 1. Suleman F, McCoy D and Gray A. Technical report number 9: District Drug Management – lessons learnt from the ISDS in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Cape. Health Systems Trust, Durban, August 1998.
  • 2. Jacobs T, Suleman F. Breaking the silence – a profile of domestic violence in women attending a Community Health Centre. Health Systems Trust, Durban, November 1999.
  • 3. Suleman F. Health Care and Computerised Information Systems: Perceived Values and Benefits from a Case Study. VDM Verlag, Germany, 2009. ISBN: 978-3-639-17718-3 [PhD Work] 

    Edited
  •  1. Ntuli A, Crisp N, Clarke E and Barron P (eds). South African Health Review 2000. Health Systems Trust, Durban, December 2000. (Assistant Editor).
  • 2. Ntuli A, Suleman F, Barron P, McCoy D (eds). South African Health Review 2001. Health Systems Trust, Durban, March 2002. 


    Book Chapters
  •  1. Summers RS, Suleman F. Drug Policy - Chapter 8. In the South African Health Care Review 1996, Health Systems Trust, Durban, October 1996.
  •  2. Suleman F. "Chapter 10 - Managing Drugs and Suppliers”. In Pillay Y, Mzimba M, and Barron P (eds), Handbook for District Managers, Department of Health, Pretoria, July 1998.
  • 3. Gray A, Suleman F. Chapter 13: Drug Policy. In Crisp N and Ntuli A (eds), South African Health Review 1999, Health Systems Trust, Durban, 1999.
  • 4. Suleman F, Gray A. Health and Related Indicators. In the South African Health Review 2000. Health Systems Trust, Durban, December 2000. 

    JOURNAL ARTICLES 
    SAPSE/ISI/IBSS
  • 1. Suleman, F. The concept of rational drug use. South African Medical Journal, Vol. 87, Issue 4, Apr 1997; p.474
  • 2. Suleman, F. Beginners guide to electronic discussion lists: information technology: Health & finance. South African Medical Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 7, Jul. 2002; p.506,508.* (invited submission)
  • 3. Suleman F, Uys L, and Reid S. The African Peer Review Mechanism: the South African process as experienced by health academics. Africa Insight, Vol. 38 (2) September 2008; p36-49.
  • 4. Essack, S.Y., Barnes, G., Jackson, L., Majozi, M., McInerney, P., Mtshali, N., Naidoo, I., Oosthuizen, F. and Suleman. F. Maximizing Income via the Higher Education Funding Framework in Health Sciences. South African Journal of Higher Education 2009, 23(2):57-74.
  • 5. Suleman F, Ally S, Bayat S, Essack R, Moodley R, Mtembu T, and Ramalingham E. Differences in attitudes towards medication between different population groups in the Durban Metropolitan Area of South Africa. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2009, 17:237-241.
  •  6. Cassimjee M and Suleman F. Adherence to hypertension treatment guidelines in State facilities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2009, 15: 1077-1081. 

    Peer Reviewed Journals
  • 1. Suleman F. Nature’s Healing Powers. Net News, South African Pharmaceutical Journal, November 1999. 


    Abstracts in SAPSE/ISI/IBSS Jounals
  • 1. Suleman F, Ally S, Bayat S, Essack R, Moodley R, Mtembu T, and Ramalingham E. Differences in attitudes towards medication between different population groups in South Africa. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Vol. 16, Supplement 2, 2008, B15-B16.
  •  2. Cassimjee M, Suleman F. Adherence to hypertension treatment guidelines in State facilities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Pharmacy World & Science, Abstracts of the PCNE 7th Working Conference, Online First, Saturday, May 09, 2009, pp 3-4. http://www.springerlink.com/content/537518072467753t/fulltext.pdf 

    Conference Proceedings
  • 1. Suleman F, McInerney P. Knowledge and attitudes towards evidence-based practice amongst health care professional in a South African university. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2009), Madrid, Spain, 18th of November, 2009. Proceedings of ICERI2009 Conference. 16th-18th Nov 2009, Madrid, Spain, pp 005753 - 005759. ISBN:978-84-613-2955-7
  • 2. Jenkins S, Suleman F, Rashid J, Mbaezue N, Jenkins Cartwright G, Quinn V. AIDS Online International (AOI): An internationally synchronized online college-credit course on HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and behavioral research - a pilot study for international collaboration. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2009), Madrid, Spain, 16th of November, 2009. Proceedings of ICERI2009 Conference. 16th-18th Nov 2009, Madrid, Spain, pp 003161 - 003170. ISBN:978-84-613-2955-7
 


 


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