Born in April 14, 1981 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Baloola is a Sudanese scientist who was named among The World’s 500 Most influential Arabs in 2012 and 2013 for his work on diabetes. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Ajman University of Science and Technology in 2009, Baloola joined the university as a teaching assistant of Biomedical Engineering. Baloola won a science and innovation award at the Arabian Business Awards 2011 at Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Baloola won US$11,000 (Dh40,000) during a television competition in Sharjah for his invention of a remote monitoring and control system for diabetes patients via mobile phone. Although originally Sudanese, Baloola holds a passport. The UAE has even named a street, Al Baloulah St., after Baloola for his work on diabetes.
Originally posted by the amazing Ola Dia, creator of Twitter page: @Sudan_Voices, posted on her blog (http://oladiab.com/2011/05/28/sudanese-who-made-it-big/) who has given me so much hope, inspiration, and makes me proud to be able to call myself Sudanese 😉