Fekri Dureab

Fekri Dureab, M.D, MSc.IH, Dr. Sc. hum

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter 


Fekri Dureab, MD, post graduated diploma in Community Medicine, he awarded the Master of Science degree in International Health by Heidelberg University in 2011, and recently he got his doctorate degree in Public Health (Dr. Sc.hum) in 2020 for his thesis on the electronic Diseases Early Warning System with focus on epidemics during the humanitarian crises of Yemen. He Worked in Child Health Department of the Ministry of Public Health and Population in 2007 and then joined 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 training version of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (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.

Fekri is a member of the Global Health Policies and Systems Group in Heidelberg Institute of Global Health. He coordinates a subgroup conducting 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, Fekri is a research associate (Post-Doc) in IRIA-Akkon, responsible on a project to Strengthening Health System through implementing the quality improvement approaches in close collaboration with GIZ - Yemen. 

Publication list
  • Al Awlaqi S, Dureab F, Annuzailie D, Al-Dheeb N. COVID-19 and conflict: The devastating impact of withdrawing humanitarian support on universal health coverage in Yemen. Public Health in Practice. 2020; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhip.2020.100015
  • Dureab F, Al Awlaqi S, Jahn A. COVID-19 in Yemen: preparedness measures in a fragile state. Lancet Public Health. 2020; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30101-8
  • Dureab, F., Beiersmann C., Jahn A. "Assessment of data quality of the electronic Disease Early Warning System for infectious diseases in Yemen: P282." Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 113 (2019). (Conference paper).
  • 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
  • Dureab F, Müller O, Jahn A, 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: https://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: 5455/aim.2018.26.168-172.
  • Dureab F, Shibib K, Jahn A. 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 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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