Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Al-Asbahi

A Physician, politician and author
August 10, 2023

Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Al-Asbahi

A Physician, politician and author
August 10, 2023

Dr. Ahmed Mohammad Al-Asbahi was born in 1947 in the village of Sha'aba Ja'afar -  Al-Asabeh province, in Al-Shamayatain District, Taiz Governorate. He is a physician, writer, and politician.

He joined the Kuttab of his village, where he memorized chapters of the Holy Qur’an, then he moved to the city of Aden when he was nine, and worked in one of the shops of some acquaintances of his village, and completed the basic stage in one of its schools.

He accompanied his father to the State of Qatar, where he studied the preparatory and secondary stages.

In 1967, he graduated from high school and returned to Yemen, then he received a scholarship to study medicine in Iraq, where he joined the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Baghdad, and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1973. Then he returned to Sana’a, and worked as a doctor in Al-Thawrah General Hospital, and as a duty doctor in Al-Jumhuri Hospital. He also opened a medical clinic on Defense Street (Al Safia).

He worked in the rural service in Marib, and the Mahabisha in Hajah governorate.

He worked as a doctor at the Iraqi Medical Center in Sana'a, and in the health and medical field, he worked as editor-in-chief of the Health Magazine. He also produced radio programs on health education for two years. After that, he taught forensic medicine at the Police College in Sana'a, taught school health at the College of Education at Sana'a University, and participated in authoring curricula for health education and nutrition education for the first and second grades of middle/preparatory stage.

In 1978, he was appointed as Minister of Health during the reign of President Ahmed Al-Ghashmi, then he was re-appointed in the same year at the beginning of the ruling of the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. In 1980, he was appointed Minister of Education.

Moreover, he was one of the most prominent founders of the General People's Congress party (GPC) and participated in the National Dialogue Committee and was a member of the National Charter Drafting Committee. Additionally, he was elected as Secretary of the Standing Committee of the General People's Congress Party, shortly after the first conference in August 1982, and held the same position for several terms.

In 1983, he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, and in the following year of (1984) he was appointed Minister of Social Affairs and Labor.

In 1985, he devoted himself entirely to party and organizational activity in the General People's Congress Party, and participated in the membership of several unitary committees before the establishment of the Republic of Yemen in May 1990.

In 1990, he was appointed as a member of the Advisory Council.

Later, he chose self-imposed exile in the Jordanian capital, Amman, in the second half of the nineties.

After returning home in 2003, he was appointed Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and External Relations of the General People's Congress Party.

In 2006, he was appointed as a member of the Shura Council.

During the last twenty years of his life, he dedicated himself to writing and authorship.

Further, he participated in many intellectual conferences and seminars locally, regionally, and internationally.

He passed away in Sana'a on July 4, 2023, at the age of 76, after suffering from multiple health problems.

Among his books:

  • Impressions and their role in peace issues.
  • The repercussions of travelers in the time of refraction (the ordeal of Andalusia).
  • Papers in the Arab project.
  • A view of the Red Sea and the Yemeni-Eritrean conflict.
  • Overview in the development of political thought (three parts).
  • The problem of the conflict in the Horn of Africa and the role of Yemen in building peace (the Somali case).
  • Darfur (crisis and solution).
  • What about Ceuta and Melilla?
  • Al Bidiyah (novel).
  • Al-Hamdani overlooks Olian (a novel).
  • Love in the time of Perestroika (with the taste of Gardan honey).
  • Evidence of creativity in the ancient Yemeni civilization
  • Renewing the discussion on the history of medicine in terms of science, art and ethics.
  • China Luxury through Arab eyes (a novel).
  • The first founder of the national industry (the struggle of Al-Saeed family and the group's success story).
  • Towards a prosperous homeland (strategic location and culture of the sea).
  • Views on the issues of the homeland and the nation.
  • Coronavirus Pandemic (The Invisible Enemy).
  • Maternal and child health and school health.
  • God is the creator of everything
  • Corruption in the world and the inevitability of change.
  • Palestine and the battle of Saif al-Quds (and the exposure of the back of the occupying Zionist entity).
  • Human (body, mind and spirit).
  • Education (challenges and the future of Arab renaissance).
  • The judiciary (the search for justice and the jurisprudence of the law).
  • Famine, deprivation, poverty, damage reduction and disaster averting.
  • Malik bin Anas Al-Asbahi (his life and era, his views and jurisprudence).
  • Arab Islamic civilization in its early ages.
  • Mount of the Prophet Shua'aib (and his message to his people).

Furthermore, Dr. Al-Asbahi also has many researches published in peer-reviewed Arab journals, and a number of intellectual, literary and health articles published in newspapers and magazines.

  • He also has two manuscripts - under publication - on ancient Yemeni history.
  • Prof. Ahmed Al-Asbahi was known for his wide knowledge and gentle manners, and was distinguished by his political and cultural presence in the Yemeni milieu.


  • Encyclopedia of the Yemeni Key Figures and its written by, Dr. Abdul Wali Al-Shamiri, Foundation for Creativity, Culture, Literature and the Arts.
  • Yemeni governments during forty years, Dhia Al-Selwi, Saba News Agency, fourth edition, 2007.
  • Oral traces and other readings in his biography.

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