Dr Hatim A. Nagi graduated in 2000 with MBBS from Alfashir University, Northern Darfur, Sudan. He was medically trained in Sudan, doing an internship and medical rotation in teaching hospitals in Khartoum and Darfur, Sudan. He obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Malaya University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2006, and completed an MD in Community Medicine from SMSB, Sudan in 2009. He worked as a community physician and took administrative and leadership roles including becoming Executive Director of the National Health Insurance Fund for Southern Darfur, Sudan. He was the director of planning, director of preventative medicine and national coordinator for some national surveillance. He took part in development and implementation of scientific and IT approaches to improving local health standards and quality health services.