Faculty Vision

Leadership in the health field locally, regionally, and internationally.

Faculty Mission

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana’a University, is committed to prepare a well-qualified graduate who has the knowledge and skills that meet community needs, committed to professional ethics, able to work in various areas of primary health care and competition locally, regionally, and internationally, and to provide a creative educational and research environment and an effective community partnership to contribute in solving health problems and sustainable development goals.


Initiative and creativity

Faculty Aims

  • Acquire a core body of basic contemporary scientific knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for the practice of medicine.
  • Focusing on various areas of primary health care ailments.
  • Applying patient safety and infection control measures during practice.
  • Function independently and/or effectively on multidisciplinary teams of health care professionals whose members create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Awareness and participation in different social and community aspects of health care.
  • Acquire appropriate ethical professional skills necessary for dealing with patients, their families, and colleagues.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, their families and other health care professionals.
  • Evaluate and manage common diseases and emergencies properly by applying diagnostic, analytical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Identify own professional limits and seek appropriate consultation from other health care professionals when indicated.
  • Engage in life-long learning and an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed.
  • Apply effectively proper research methodologies, plan and conduct high-quality and multidisciplinary scientific research related to medical practice.

About Faculty

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences


Overview about Faculty: Establishment and Development:

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences was established in the 1990s under conditions of great challenges and changes in the nature of higher education, especially in Third World countries, which face great obstacles on their way to join the steady march of human progress in order to meet the needs of our aspiring community to promotion and development, despite the limited capabilities and the constant increase of population. This had a great impact on all aspects of life, especially the educational and health aspects. Within such circumstances, the Faculty emerged slowly and steadily, hoping to provide the Yemeni people and the surrounding region with outputs that contribute effectively to addressing health problems and standing as an embodiment of the vision of our country’s political leadership. To that end, the first major step towards the establishment of the Faculty was based on conducting an informed study of our country’s needs, peculiarities, and potentials, resulting in the findings stated in the following pages, on top of which is the announcement of the Faculties vision and philosophy in addition to the specification of its programs and outcomes. Thanks to God, we finally were able to move forward and we will keep on following the same steps in our steady march.
The Faculty set out with firm belief in the need to train and qualify an integrated health team, and soon developed into an institution with five divisions: Human Medicine, Nursing, Laboratory, Pharmacology and Dentistry. We devoted our efforts to commencing and developing these programs with a belief that our country is in desperate need of qualified cadres in these fields. As it was the most appropriate time to maximize our potentials, Pharmacology and Dentistry departments were developed into independent faculties, having fulfilled the requirements to meet new developments in their fields. 
The Faculty admitted its first intake of students in the Department of Human Medicine in the academic year 1983-1984. Training and teaching of this first batch used to take place in the simple buildings at the University Old Campus, making use of the laboratories of the Faculty of Science.  Current premises of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, designed by the concerned Yemeni authorities, were built with the assistance of Kuwait who signed the agreement of the establishment of the current Faculty premises on February 5th, 1985. In 1989-1990, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences moved into the new premises.  As a result, Human Medicine and Laboratory classes were transferred from the Faculty of Science into the Faculty’s new building. Since then, 11 batches had graduated from the Medical Laboratory Department. The 12th class was the first batch to graduate from Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in its new premises.  

Dean's message

In the early twentieth century, the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences was announced. The Faculty has witnessed rapid development, as the Faculty opened its doors to the first batch of students in 1983 (the Division of Medicine) who graduated in 1990, and the process of success and giving continued to graduate until 2022 (10104) male and female doctors who are distinguished by their high practical and scientific competence, which made them a major demand for the local and regional labor market Where there are many of our outputs. The number of male and female students currently studying there is more than (2000) male and female students who are receiving their sciences within a distinguished with a distinct infrastructure and a unique architectural character that includes many halls and qualified study halls, technical laboratories, clinical skills laboratories, medical research center and others. Therefore, it is considered a Faculty Medicine and health sciences is a prominent mark in the medical edifices, not only at the level of Yemen, but at the level of the region.

The Faculty sets in its plan a strategic goal based on spreading a culture of quality and meeting the standards of national academic accreditation NARS and international WFME for the medicine program and in line with the vision and mission of the Faculty and the university with a focus on scientific research, innovation and creativity so that faculty members and students from all specializations of the Faculty are associated through Postgraduate programs in many medical specialties in research that serve the local community and advance the health and medical situation in Yemen to advanced stages.

The distinguished Academic staff within the Faculty works in a team spirit, with diligence and dedication in order to help students and encourage them to learn to advance and reach a scientific and practical level that is reflected on their professional performance in their workplaces and engage in the process of building this community and achieving development and advancement, especially in the fields of medicine and health sciences.

We hope, through this site, to present the various activities of the Faculty in the various programs and departments, which we hope that everyone will interact with them for the further development of our prestigious faculty.

I extend my sincere thanks to all the former deans for their great efforts, and thanks go to the faculty members in all the medical divisions, all the staff in the faculty and hospitals, and the students of the faculty whom we are proud of for their cooperation and response in all the developmental stages of the Faculty.

In conclusion, we ask God Almighty that the future of this faculty be prosperous and that God protect our homeland and our people from all harm. God is the guardian of guidance and success.

Dean of Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Prof.Dr : Khaled Saad Al-Khamesy


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Faculty & Community

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is the leading college in its field in the Republic of Yemen. Since its foundation, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has sought to expand its services to have an effective impact on Yemeni society. Therefore, the Faculty is working to provide its efficient services to Yemeni society.
The Faculty’s community services include all activities and services provided by academic and teaching staff, graduates, fresh students, clinical phase students, and graduate studies students.
Possible beneficiaries of these services are members of the local community, local health centers and hospitals, and associations and organizations of common concern within the Republic of Yemen and abroad.