Prof. Dr. Hyam Bashour

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Prof. Dr. Hyam Bashour

A professional with more than 30 years of Teaching and Research experience.  An Academician whose principal research interests focus on maternal and child health.  Also served on many international and national public health committees.  As a member of the Board of Directors at the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs and Population, regularly contribute to the national agenda and international mechanisms
  • Vice President for Scientific Affairs, Damascus University, 2012-2013
  • Vice Dean for Scientific Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, 2008-2009
  • Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Damascus University, 2001-2007 and 2010-2012
  • Acting Director, Medical Education Development Centre, Damascus University, 2009-2013
  • Full-time Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Damascus University, 1999-2013
  • Part Time Professor at International University for Sciences and Technology, 2006-2007
  • Part-time consultant for the Primary Health Care Directorate, Syrian Ministry of Health, Damascus (1996-1999)


University of London, United Kingdom

                        London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

  1. Sc. (Community Health in Developing Countries), 1986-1987

                        Ph.D. (Tropical Health Epidemiology), 1988-1991


Suez Canal University Jointly with Maastricht University

JMHPE (Joint Master in Health Professions Education), 2010


Bashour H, Kharouf M and DeJong J.   Childbirth Experiences and Delivery Care During Times of War: Testimonies of Syrian Women and Doctors.  Front. Glob. Womens Health, 30 June 2021 |


Roumieh M, Bashour H, Kharouf M, and Chaikha S. Prevalence and risk factors for postpartum depression among women seen at Primary Health Care Centres in Damascus.   BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2019) 19:519.


Mourtada R, Bottomley C, Houben F, Bashour H, Campbell OMR (2019) A mixed methods analysis of factors affecting antenatal care content: A Syrian case study. PLoS ONE 14(3): e0214375.


Durrheim DN, Andrus JK, Pfaff G, Tabassum S, Bashour H, Githanga D.  Eradicating measles - a call for an exceptional coordinated global effort.  J Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 7. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz011.


Kabakian-Khasholian T, Bashour H, El-Nemer A, Kharouf M, Elsheikh O; Labour Companionship Study Group (2018).  Implementation of a labour companionship model in three public hospitals in Arab middle-income countries.  Acta Paediatr. 2018 Dec;107 Suppl 471:35-43. doi: 10.1111/apa.14540.


Kabakian-Khasholian T, Bashour H, El-Nemer A, Kharouf M, Sheikha S, El Lakany N, Barakat R, Elsheikh O, Nameh N, Chahine R and Portela A (2017) Women’s satisfaction and perception of control in childbirth in three Arab countries, Reproductive Health Matters, 25:sup1, 16-26, DOI: 10.1080/09688080.2017.1381533


Kabakian-Khasholian T, Mourtada R, Bashour H, El Kak F and Zurayk H (2017) Perspectives of displaced Syrian women and service providers on fertility behaviour and available services in West Bekaa, Lebanon, Reproductive Health Matters, 25:sup1, 75-86, DOI: 10.1080/09688080.2017.1378532


DeJong J, Zurayk H, Myntti C, Tekçe B, Giacaman R, Bashour H, Ghérissi A and Gaballah N (2017) Health research in a turbulent region: the Reproductive Health Working Group, Reproductive Health Matters, 25:sup1, 4-15, DOI: 10.1080/09688080.2017.1379864


DeJong J, Ghattas H, Bashour H, et al. Reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health in conflict: a case study on Syria using Countdown indicators. BMJ Glob Health 2017;2:e000302. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000302


Bashour H and Muhjazi G.  Hepatitis B and C in the Syrian Arab Republic: a

Review.  Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2016; 22: 274-280


DeJong J and Bashour H.  Sexual and Reproductive Health Laws and Policies in Selected Arab Countries; A Regional report. Middle East and North Africa Health policy Forum.  2016.  Available at:


Bashour et al. A cross sectional study of maternal ‘near-miss’ cases in major public hospitals in Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2015) 15:296.  DOI 10.1186/s12884-015-0733-7