Research & Publications

Currently ongoing research projects

  •     Evaluation of pharmaceutical regulatory approval process in resource-limited economies
  •     Evaluation of pharmaceutical quality and information content of different essential drugs in Ethiopia
  •     Assessment of indigenous knowledge towards treatment of tropical and infectious diseases with endogenous herbal medicine
  •     Development of in-vivo relevant dissolution systems for selected neglected-disease medicines.
  •     Bio-functionality evaluation of endemic plants of Ethiopia against different tropical and infectious diseases.
  •     Natural product researches: bioassay, isolation and characterizations.


Selected publications

  • Sultan Suleman, Asfaw Debella. Comparative Evaluation of in vitro Characteristics of tablets of the commonly prescribed antiepileptic drugs, Carbamazepine and Phenobarbitone. Eth. J Health Sci.2007, 17 (3); 147-154.
  • Sultan Suleman, Zeleke Mekonnen, Gizachew Tilahun and Shyama Chatterjee Utilization of Traditional Antimalarial Ethnophytotherapeutic Remedies among Assendabo Inhabitants in (South-West) Ethiopia Current Drug Therapy, 2009, 4, 78-91.
  • Sultan Suleman, Admasu Ketsela, Zeleke Mekonnen. Assessment of self-medication practices in Assendabo town, Jimma zone, south-western Ethiopia. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 5 (2009), 76-81.
  • Zeleke Mekonnen, Solomon Ali, Getachew Belay, Sultan Suleman, Shyama Chatterjee. Evaluation of the performance of CareStartTM Malaria Pf/Pv Combo rapid diagnostic test for the diagnosis of malaria in Jimma, southwestern Ethiopia. Acta Tropica 113 (2010) 285–288.
  • Sultan Suleman, Mathieu Verbeken, Bram Baert, Elien Vangheluwe, Sylvia Van Dorpe, Christian Burvenich, Luc Duchateau, Frans H Jansen, Bart De Spiegeleer. Stability-indicating HPLC-DAD/UV-ESI/MS impurity profiling of the anti-malarial drug lumefantrine. Malaria Journal: 2011, 10:51.
  • Morankar S, Tegene A, Kassahun W, Suleman S, Negatu YA, Yazachew M, Pagnoni F. Validity and reliability of RDT for diagnosis of malaria among febrile children in Jimma Town: southwest Ethiopia.  Ethiopian Medical Journal. 2011. 49(2), 131-8.
  • Nasir Tajure, Jemal Hussein, Sultan Suleman, Kedir Abdella. In vitro antifungal susceptibility of Candida albicans isolates from oral cavities of patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus in Ethiopia. Journal of Experimental and Integrative medicine. 2011; 1(4): 265-271.
  • Sultan Suleman, Tamirat Alemu. A survey on utilization of Ethnomedicinal Plants in Nekemte town, East Wellega (Oromia), Ethiopia. Journal of Herbs, Spices and medicinal plants. 2012 18: 34-57.
  • Yohannes Mulualem, Tesfaye Kassa, Zeleke Mekonnen, Sultan Suleman. Occurrence of extended spectrum beta (β)-lactamases in multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli isolated from a clinical setting in Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Jimma, south-west Ethiopia. East African Journal of Public health, 2012. 9(2); 58-61.
  • Segewkal Hawaze, Habtewold Deti, Sultan Suleman. In-vitro anti-microbial activity and Phytochemical screening of Clematis Species indigenous to Ethiopia. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2012, 74(1): 29-35.
  • Nezif Hussien, Seid Musa, Andy Stergachis, Nasir Tajure, Sultan Suleman. Drug information: Prescriber’s need for and access to drug information resources in Ethiopia. Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science. 2013, 47(2), 219-225.
  • Minyahil A. Woldu, Sultan Suleman, Netsanet Workneh and Haftay Berhane. Retrospective Study of the Pattern of Antibiotic Use in Hawassa University Referral Hospital Pediatric Ward, Southern Ethiopia. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. 2013, 3 (02), 093-098.
  • S. Suleman, K. Vandercruyssen, E. Wynendaele, M. D’Hondt, L. Duchateau and B. De Spiegeleer. A rapid stability-indicating fused core HPLC method for simultaneous determination of β-artemether and lumefantrine in anti-malarial fixed dose combination products. Malaria Journal 2013, 12:145.
  • Segewkal Hawaze, Habtewold Deti, Sultan Suleman. Wound healing activity of the methanol extracts of Clematis species indigenous to Ethiopia. Int J Green Pharm 2013; 7: 304-8.
  • Sultan Suleman, Gemechu Zeleke, Habtewold Deti, Zeleke Mekonnen, Luc Duchateau, Bruno Levecke, Jozef Vercruysse, Bart De Spiegeleer. Quality of medicines used in the treatment of soil transmitted helminthes (STH) and giardia in Ethiopia: a nationwide survey. Plos-Neglected Diseases 2014; 8(12): e3345. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003345.
  • Jimma Likisa, Sultan Suleman, Tefera Belachew and Gemeda Abebe. Mortality of Adults on Antiretroviral Therapy with and without TB co-infection in Jimma University Hospital, Ethiopia: Retrospective Cohort Study.  J AIDS Clin Res 2014; 5: 350. doi:10.4172/2155- 6113.1000350.
  •  Muktar Sano, Desta Hiko, Sultan Suleman. Treatment Outcomes of Nevirapine- Versus Efavirenz-Based Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Regimens Among Antiretroviral-Naive Adult Patients in Ethiopia: A Cohort Study. Ther  Innov Regul Sci 2015; 48. DOI: 10.1177/2168479014565472.
  •  Sultan Suleman, Verheust Yannick, Evelien Wynendaele, Luc Duchateau, B. De Spiegeleer. Gas chromatographic method for the determination of lumefantrine in anti-malarial finished pharmaceutical products (FPPs) (2015). (Accepted article, Journal of Food and Drug Analysis).