Prof. Ali Habour is a MEPI Coordinating Center Counselor and Dean of the School of Medicine at Gezira University, Sudan. From 1993 through 2007, he was a Professor of Child Health and the Director General of Medani Children Teaching Hospital. He led the Department of Pediatrics in1997; served as Deputy Dean of the faculty of medicine in 2003; and has been Dean of the faculty of medicine since 2007. Prof. Habour completed his postgraduate training in pediatric and child health in the U.K. Since he joined the faculty at the University of Gezira in 1990, he has become very much interested in medical education and the training of health professionals. The School of Medicine at Gezira University is community-based and community oriented, and has introduced many innovative ideas in medical education in Sudan. This has had a great impact on medical education not only in Sudan but in neighboring countries.