Aiman Hadi joined the Yemen Policy Center as an Associate Fellow in 2022. His research interests relate to global health policies including health security, systems and economics, infodemics, and health implementation research.
Since 2015, Aiman has been involved in responding to Yemen’s humanitarian crisis and to several disease outbreaks, including cholera, diphtheria, and measles. As a public health practitioner and researcher, he has worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Aden in supporting health systems to strengthen activities in the south of Yemen. He has also contributed to the establishment of central and governorate emergency operation centers. In 2019, he became an immunization officer with the WHO, where he supported in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of different immunization activities related to routine immunization and other vaccine-prevented diseases. More recently, he participated in preparing and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. In 2021, Aiman moved to Germany after receiving the DAAD award to study international health at Heidelberg University.
Aiman is a medical doctor with Bachelor’s degree in general medicine and general surgery from Aden University. He has an MSc in international health from the Global Health Institute of Heidelberg University Hospital, focusing on initiating sustainable programmes for disease control, health promotion, and health service development, based on scientific evidence and research. In 2022, he received the Carlo-Schmidt award from the DAAD. Currently, he lives in Cairo.