Dr. Ghaiath Mohamed Abas Hussein

Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Awards/ Prizes Fields:

• Awarded the Research Award by H.E., the
        President of King Saud University (Dec.2018).
• Awarded the Lifetime Honorary Membership of
        Medical Students' International Network (Sudan,
• My “Technical report on the Sudan Household
        Health Survey in south Darfur state, 2006”, was
        awarded as the best technical report among the
        25 states of Sudan at the time.

Birth Date


Public health ethics
• Humanitarian and disaster ethics
• Bioethics education
• Epidemiology of chronic (non-communicable)
• Health systems reform

Work Experience

Recent Research Activities/ Publications:
1. Mohammed Almansour, Najla Abanemai, Shaykhah Alhusayni, Forat Alatiyah, Ruba Alharbi and Ghaiath Hussein, “Perception of Attendees of Primary Healthcare Centers in Al-Majmaah City, Saudi Arabia About Skin Manifestations of Diabetes Mellitus”
2. Hussein G, Elmusharaf K. Mention of ethical review and informed consent in the reports of research undertaken during the armed conflict in Darfur (2004--2012): a systematic review. BMC Med Ethics. 2019;20:40. doi:10.1186/s12910-019-0377-7.
3. G.M.A. Hussein (2011). (A119) Ethical Issues in the Review and Conduct of Research during Active Conflicts: Reflections from Darfur, West Sudan. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 26 , pp s33-s34 doi:10.1017/S1049023X11001208
4. Hussein GM.  When Ethics Survive Where People Do Not. Public Health Ethics (2010) 3(1): 7277, March 18, 2010 doi:10.1093/phe/phq00.
5. Hussein G.  The Sudan Experience, J Acad Ethics (2008) 6:289–293. DOI 10.1007/s10805-0099077-0. Article URL: 
6. Hussein GMA.  Democracy: the forgotten challenge for bioethics in the developing countries, BMC Medical Ethics 10 (2009) 3. Doi: 10.1186/1472-6939-10-3. Article URL 
7. Al-Kaabba, A. F., Hussein, G. M., Al-Qumaizi, K. I., Al-Rashed, W., Kasule, O. H., Alosaimi, F. et al. (2016). Disclosing Medical Errors in Tertiary Hospitals in Saudi Arabia: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire Study. IJASM, 3(2), 75-83
8. AlKabba, A., Hussein, G., Kasule, O., Jarallah, J., Alrukban, M., & Alrashid, A. 2013, "Teaching and evaluation methods of medical ethics in the Saudi public medical colleges: cross-sectional questionnaire study", BMC Medical Education, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 122
9. AlKabba AF, Hussein GM, Albar AA, Bahnassy AA, Qadi M. The major medical ethical challenges facing the public and healthcare providers in Saudi Arabia. J Fam Community Med 2012; 19:1-6.      
10. AlKabba A, Hussein GM. Democratization of medical education is needed to effective teaching of bioethics. J Med Liban 2011; 59 (1).
11. Translator of the first ever English translation of the Code of Ethics, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (2014)
12. Author of the EMPHNET Training Handbook of Public Health Ethics 
13. Author of the Manual on teaching bioethics by non-expert staff
14. Medical Ethics for Undergraduate Medical Students: Curriculum Outline
15. Co-author of the National Research Ethics Training Course Manual, January 09 (updated Sep. 2010)
16. Co-author of the managerial capacity building series for voluntary organizations (in Arabic 2007). Available online:
17. HUSSEIN, G. 2015. Translator's Preface. In: CRISERA, V. (ed.) Code of Ethics for Healthcare Practitioners. Riyadh: The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.
18. Chapter on "Ethical challenges in global health research", in the Book entitled "An Introduction to Global Health Ethics", edited by Ross E.G. Upshur and Andrew D. Pinto. Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group; 2012)
Co-editor and main contributor to “Professionalism & Ethics Education for Residents Handbook: A Practical Guide on Ethics for Residents” Eds. James Ware and G. M. Hussein. 1st edition ed. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, 2014. Chapters entitled: 
18. Introduction to Medical Ethics
19. Principles of Western & Islamic Approaches to Bioethics
20. Doctor’s Professional Relationships and Duties
21. Truth Telling and Breaking Bad News
22. Privacy & Confidentiality
23. Allocation of Resources in Healthcare
24. How to resolve ethical issues in clinical practice?
Contributor the following modules in the “WHO Training Manual on Ethical issues in Research and surveillance: Epidemics, Pandemics and Public Health Crisis”'. Ed. Philippe Calain, WHO (Geneva); 2014.
18. Learning objective 1.3: Demonstrate understanding of the ethical principles and requirements addressed in current normative instruments relative to research and surveillance in emergencies.
19. Learning objective 1.4: Identify the shortcomings of current normative instruments for use in emergency situations, and evaluate alternatives.
20. Learning objective 3.3: Evaluate the measures required to protect privacy and confidentiality in an emergency.


- PhD – Bioethics/ Public Health, University of
        Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, 2018.
- Masters of Bioethics / Public Health, University
        of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
- M.B.B.S./ Medicine, Al-Zaem AL-Azhari
        University, Khartoum, Sudan, 2002.