Dr. Rawa Ali is a Medical Doctor, Researcher and health activist. She spent the last seven years working at different national and international NGOs addressing the national and regional health issues related to poverty. She is a Research Assistant at Mycetoma Research Centre ( a WHO Collaborating Centre on Mycetoma) and an Associate Member at Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction. Dr. Rawa was recognized for her enthusiasm for knowledge very early, and she was one of the top 100 achievers at National Sudanese Secondary School Certificate Examination among 371,880 examinees. Her passion for sharing knowledge and promoting health has enabled her to participate in several health education campaigns in rural areas in Sudan. Dr. Rawa has presented several scientific papers at several national and international Medical Conferences and workshops aiming to advocate and promote research on Neglected Tropical Diseases. In 2019, she won the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Travel Grant Award to attend and present a research paper at the international conference tagged "London Research in Progress" in London, United Kingdom. Also, in 2019, because of her work in promoting health and addressing health issues in rural areas and underprivileged communities, Dr. Rawa was selected from a competitive pool of applicants to participate in the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI-RLC) program in Nairobi, Kenya where she represented her country. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of the current ongoing research project on COVID-19 that assesses the health systems preparedness and response in East Africa, leading a team of researchers from different countries across East Africa. Dr. Rawa aspires to go forward in promoting health in rural communities and help to eradicate the preventable Neglected Tropical Diseases in Sudan, Africa and worldwide.