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Fekri Dureab

Doctoral Student

Fekri Dureab, MD, post graduated diploma in Community Medicine and he awarded the MSc degree in International Health by Heidelberg University in 2011. He joined IMCI department in the Ministry of Health in 2007 and worked with GIZ –Yemen as a Technical Officer of Community Based Reproductive Health Promotion. He enrolled within the internship program of WHO Geneva to work on the countdown report 2012 and the computerized version of IMCI.

Fekri joined WHO – Yemen as Professional National Officer to take the responsibility on the Nutrition and Noncommunicable Diseases Section CAT 2 till June 2016, in addition to his nutrition tasks he participated in the interventions of Emergency Humanitarian Action Department at WHO country office during the crises of Yemen. Fekri was the focal person for the emergency operations for the southern governorates and one of the key people who established the electronic Disease Early Warning System in 2013 in Yemen. In 2017, he joined WHO Somalia country office to strengthen the capacity building of the national staff in management of Severe Acute Malnutrition.

Currently, Fekri is a member of the Global Health Policies and Systems Group in Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, working on a research project on the electronic Diseases Early Warning System with focus on epidemics during the humanitarian crises of Yemen particularly the recent cholera outbreak. He coordinates a subgroup on Yemen case study as part of the Lancet Committee in Heidelberg on the synergies between universal health coverage, global health security and health promotion.  


Currently    Doctorate Student Heidelberg University

2010-2011  Master of Science in International Health, Heidelberg University

Jan 2008    Part one in Community Medicine from Arabic Board for Medical Specialization

2006-007    Diploma of Community Medicine from Yemeni Board

1998-2004  Bachelor of General Medicine & Surgery (M.B.Ch.B.) from University of Aden, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


14 publications

Dureab F, Müller O, Ismail O, Jahn A. Cholera Outbreak in Yemen: Timeliness of Reporting and Response in the National Electronic Disease Early Warning System. Acta Inform Med. 2019 JUN 27(2): 85-88; https://doi.org/10.5455/aim.2019.27.85-88

Dureab F, Ismail O, Alfalahi E, Al Marhali L, AlJawaldeh A, Nuri N, Safary E, and Jahn A. An overview on the acute malnutrition among children and food insecurity during the conflict in Yemen. Children 2019, 6(6), 77; https://doi.org/10.3390/children6060077

Dureab F, Al Sakkaf M, Ismail O, Kuunibe N, Krisam J, Müller O, Jahn A. Diphtheria outbreak in Yemen: the impact of conflict on a fragile health system. BMC Conflict and Health. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-019-0204-2

Dureab F, Jahn A, Krisam J, Dureab A, Zain O, Al-Awlaqi S, Müller O. Risk factors associated with the recent cholera outbreak in Yemen: A case-control study. Epidemiology and Health 2019; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4178/epih.e2019015

Nuri N, Sarker M, Ahmed H, Hossain M, Dureab F, Agbozo F, Jahn A. Overall Care-Seeking Pattern and Gender Disparity at a Specialized Mental Hospital in Bangladesh. Mater Sociomed. 2019 Mar; 31(1): 35-39. doi:10.5455/msm.2019.31.35-39

Dureab F, Shibib K, Al Yousufi R, Jahn A. Yemen: Cholera outbreak and the ongoing armed conflict. Journal Infect. Dev. Ctries. 2018; 12(5):397-403. https://doi:10.3855/jidc.10129

Fekri Dureab, Olaf Müller, Albrecht Jahn. Resurgence of diphtheria in Yemen due to population movement, Journal of Travel Medicine, 2018 , tay094, https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/tay094

Dureab F, Shibib K, Yé Y, Jahn A, Müller O. cholera epidemic in Yemen. Lancet Glob Health. 2018; DOI: doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30393-0

Nuri N, Sarker M, Ahmed H, Hossain M, Dureab F, Jahn A. Quality of the Mental Health Information System in a Specialized Mental Hospital in Bangladesh. ACTA INFORM MED. 2018 SEPT 26(3):168-172. doi: 10.5455/aim.2018.26.168-172.

Fekri Dureab, Khalid Shibib, Albrecht Jahn. The association of cholera outbreak with conflict-related factors in Yemen, European Journal for Tropical Medicine and International Health, Volume 22, Issue Supplement S1, 2017. p 53. (Conference paper)

Fekri Dureab. Ayoub Aljawaldeh, Latifah Ali. Building capacity in inpatient treatment of severe acute malnutrition in Yemen, Field Exchange 55, July 2017

Fekri Dureab. The impact of conflict on the health situation in Yemen, October 2015, Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care 2016(2), DOI 10.5339/jemtac.2016.icepq.31. (Conference paper)

Fekri Dureab, Amin Bawazeer, Rainer Kulker, The Effects of Community-based Reproductive Health Workers on the Utilization of Family Planning Services in Yemen, International Invention Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences Vol. 2(4) pp. 56-61, April, 2015 Available online http://internationalinventjournals.org/journals/IIJMMS

Kamran Ahmed*, Mohammad Dauod Altaf and Fekri Dureab. Electronic Infectious Disease Surveillance System during Humanitarian Crises in Yemen. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 2014. 6(1): e134, http://ojphi.org, (Conference paper)

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