Habiba Zehi Ben Romdhane

Politician

1950 –

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Who is Habiba Zehi Ben Romdhane?

Habiba Zehi Ben Romdhane is Tunisia's health minister. She took office in the interim Tunisian government which began on January 28, 2011, after protests had dislodged a longstanding authoritarian government.

Habiba Zehi Ben Romdhane earned a public health degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tunis and trained further in public health at Laval University, the University of Chicago and the University of Tokyo. She is a professor of preventive medicine with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tunis and head of the Laboratory for Research on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases and has worked with the World Health Organization. In 2001 she received the Award of Maghreb societies of Medical Sciences. She is a founding member of the Tunisian League of Epidemiology, and other national and international medical societies.

Habiba Zehi Ben Romdhane cofounded the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women and the Tunisian Association for Development Research, and the Tunisian chapter of Amnesty International.

Habiba Zehi Ben Romdhane was born in 1950 in El Ksar in the Gafsa Governorate of Tunisia. Her husband, Mahmoud Ben Romdhane, is an economist and a member of the Ettajdid Movement political party.

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Born
1950
Tunisia
Nationality
  • Tunisia
Education
  • Tunis University
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Chicago

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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