Huda Omer BaSaleem

Researcher, Yemen

Current position

  1. Head, and Assistant Prof, Dept. of Community Medicine, Vice director of Aden Cancer Center and Head of Aden Cancer Registry, Faculty of Medicine, Aden University.
  2. Public health and community medicine consultant

M.B.Ch.B,  MPh (Public Health and Nutrition), PhD (Family Health), Diploma in International Child & Youth Care for Development (Victoria University, Canada).


  1. Organization for Women in Sciences and Development (OWSD/formerly TWOWS)
  2.  International Epidemiological Association (IEA)
  3. Yemeni Association for Women in Science and Technology for Development
  4. SOUL Organization for Women and Child Health
  5. International Association for Cancer Registries (IACR) and the Asian Pacific Network for Cancer Registries (ACRN).
  6. Yemeni Public Health Association
  7. GRACE Research Network.
  8. Editorial board of the Saudi Medical Journal and the Iinternational Reviewer Panel of Medical Science Monitor (USA) and a referee in many regional journals.

Research Areas
Women and child health, women empowerment, public health, nutrition, cancer control particularly reproductive cancer. Dr. Basaleem is the principal investigator in some granted research projects including:

  1. Female genital mutilation knowledge, attitudes and practices in Aden (2 projects)
  2. HIV/AIDS peer education among Yemeni youth,
  3. Empowering women in safe motherhood practices in selected Yemeni governorates (2 projects).
  4. Reproductive health awareness in selected Yemeni governorates.
  5. Integrated child health care in selected Yemeni governorates.

Has many articles in the above fields published in regional and international peer reviewed journals.

Other Activities

  1. Coordinator of community medicine in the Yemeni Council of Medical Specialization and trainer in research methodology, statistics, cancer control/prevention, health curricula designing, early childhood development (ECD), women health and health/nutrition education.
  2. Active in public education particularly in women and child health and nutrition and cancer control and prevention particularly female cancers.
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