Huda Basaleem

Huda Basaleem

Place of Birth : Yemen
Born : 1964
Position : Assistant Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, University of Aden, Yemen
Field of study : Community medicine and public health, nutrition, non-communicable diseases surveillance particularly cancer, women and child health, women empowerment, nutrition, reproductive health, and medical education


Prof. Huda Basaleem Basaleem is the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Director of Aden Cancer Registry and Research Center and Professor of Community Medicine and Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in University of Aden. She is the Vice President of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing Countries (Italy) and the Secretary General of the Yemeni Women Association for Science & Technology. Dr. Huda has over 20 years experience as a physician and public health consultant and years of working with UN, international and national NGOs including WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM, World Bank, IOM, European Commission as a consultant and principal investigator in community medicine and public health with particular expertise in women and child health, nutrition, women empowerment, reproductive health, and gender-based violence. With the protracted conflict in Yemen and associated humanitarian consequences, she is extensively involved in collaborative consultancies with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. She is an expert at the World Health Organization for the Eastern Mediterranean Countries on NCDs surveillance, member of the Ethics Centre of Science, Technology, Women Centre for Research and Training, University of Aden, and member of an important scientific/professional organization at the regional and international level. She has published nearly 80 papers in local, regional, and international peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as books from international publishing houses. In addition to her national expertise, Dr. Huda also has expertise on the international level. She is a facilitator and community member of international educational activities at the National Academies of Science (NAS), USA. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Yemeni Journal of Medical and Health Research and an Editorial Board Member in a number of regional and international journals.

  • May -Dec 2021, Member of the WHO External Expert Review Group on Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, and Adolescent Health (SRMNCAH) Equity

  • April 2021, Member of the WHO Editorial Board on Developing a WHO Guidance on Strengthening the Use of Evidence in Decision Making

  • November 2020, Member of the National Advisory Group of the Yemeni Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR)

  • October 2020, Senior National Consultant of the WHO Project for Mitigating the Indirect Impact of COVID-19 on the Essential Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, Adolescents, and Older Adults (RMNCAAH) Health Services

  • September 2020, Head of the Technical Team of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for the Curriculum Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical and Health Sciences Programs in the Yemeni Universities

  • December 2018, Vice Dean, Faculty of Postgraduate Studies (For Medical Faculties and Applied Sciences), University of Aden

  • April 2017- Editor-In-Chief, Yemeni Journal for Medical and Health Research

  • November 2014- Member of the Scientific Board of Community Medicine, Arab Board of Health Specializations

  • September 2014, WHO expert for Advising Eastern Mediterranean Countries on Non Communicable Diseases Surveillance and a member of Network of Regional Experts

  • July 2014-2017, Member of the committee for the equivalence of academic certificates obtained outside the Republic of Yemen higher education institutions.

  • April 2014, Member of the Review Committee of the Medicine and Surgery Program, Faculty of Medicine, Aden University

  • December 2013, Member of the Scientific Board of Center of Ethics Science and Technology, Aden University

  • August 2013, UNESCO Country Focal Point (Yemen) and Advisory Board Member of the Bioethics Network on Women's Issues in the Arab Region (BiNWIAR)-UNESCO

  • August 2013, Member of the Scientific Board of Community Medicine, Yemeni Board of Medical Specialization.

  • Feb 2013, Member of the Quality Control and Accreditation Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Aden University, Yemen

  • October 2012, General coordinator of Research Ethics Committee, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Aden University, Yemen

  • January 2012, Director of Aden Cancer Registry and Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Aden University, Yemen

  • July 2010, Member of Administrative Board, Women’s Research and Training Center, Aden University, Yemen

  • July 2010 -Jan 2019, Member of Postgraduate and Scientific Research Committee Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Aden University, Yemen

  • May 2010–Jan 2019, Head, Dept. of Community Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Aden University, Yemen

  • January 2007, Member of National Cancer Control Program Committee

  • 2005 to date , Coordinator, Community Medicine Diploma, Yemeni Board for Medical Specialization

  • January 2000, Head of Aden Cancer Registry, Aden Cancer Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Aden University, Yemen

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