Hala Naufal

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Professor, Consultant, Researcher

Contact information (private)

13-667, Chouran, Beirut.
961 1 375124
Mobile phone: 
961 3 386928
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Contact information (work)

Lebanese University
Institute of Social Sciences - Branch I
Sakiet Al-Janzir, Abdallah Al-Machnouk Str., Ghandour Bldg.
961 1 809700
961 1 809700

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Diploma, Expert Demographer, 1977, Université de Paris I, Panthéon - Sorbonne, Paris, France.
Diploma, General Demography, 1976, Université de Paris I, Panthéon - Sorbonne, Paris, France.
Master's Degree, Social Sciences / Demography, 1974, Lebanese University, Lebanon.
Bachelor Degree, Social Sciences, 1973, Lebanese University, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Population Studies
Health Policies
Reproductive Health

Work history

Professor, 1979 - present, Institute of Social Sciences - Branch I, Lebanese University.

Professor (Master's Level II), 2008 - 2011, La Sagesse University.

International Consultant (Iraq's Census Project), December 2009, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Professor (Executive Master Program in Psycho-Social Animation in War-Torn Societies in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration, the Ministry of Social Affairs, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Lebanese University), 2008, Lebanese University.

International consultant (Formulation of the Population and Development Component of the 2007-2011 Country Programme Action Plan - CPAP), March - April, 2007, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - Algeria.

Executive director of the "Lebanon Maternal and Child Health Survey - 1996" within the Pan Arab Project on Child Development (PAPCHILD), 1994 - 1996, Ministry of Public Health in collaboration with the League of Arab States.

Honorary office and memberships

Member, Asian Population Association, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), 2010 - present.

Founding Member, Center for Studies on Aging, American University of Beirut, 2009-present.

Founding Member, Network of Arab Demography (NAD), American University of Beirut, 2006-present.

Expert on population issues, National Permanent Committee of Population, Ministry of Social Affairs (Lebanon), 1993-present.

Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP - Paris), 1986-present.

Representative of Lebanon, Women Committee of the "Didacthèque Internationale en Management Public", National School of Public Administration (ENAP - Quebec) in collaboration with the National Institute of Administration and Development (Beirut), 1996-2000


Publications highlights: 
  • Naufal, H. (2011, November). Prospects of aging in Lebanon and potential implications for health and social policies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Lebanese Epidemiological Association on the Epidemiology of Aging in Lebanon and the Eastern Mediterranean, Beirut.
  • Naufal, H. "Health policies in Lebanon and their trends towards equity." Social and health policies for equity: approaches and strategies [conference]. London. Nov. 2009.
  • Naufal, H. (2003). The demographic situation in Lebanon. Beirut: Printing House for Publishing and Distribution.
  • Naufal, H. (1997, September-October). La baisse de la fécondite au Liban [fertility decline in Lebanon]. Population (5), p. 1224 - p. 1233.
  • Naufal, H. & Abdel Monem A. (Eds). (1996). Lebanon Maternal and Child Health Survey 1996, Final report. Ministry of Public Health, The League of Arab States.
Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 
  • Speaker, Seminar entitled "Population Issues in Lebanon", Military School, Lebanese Army, Beirut, March 2007.
  • Speaker, Seminar entitled "Advanced Maternal Age: Population and Health Consequences", organized by the Center for Research on Population and Health and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut, February 2003.
  • Speaker, Seminar entitled "Que Savons-nous sur la situation démographique au Liban?" [What do we know about the demographic situation in Lebanon?], organized by the "Centre d'études et de Recherches sur le Moyen-Orient Contemporain", Beirut, March 2002.
  • Speaker, Seminar entitled "What do we know about the health of youth in Lebanon?", organized by the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut, June 1999.
  • Speaker, Seminar entitled "Population, Health and Reproductive Health: The Experience of Lebanon", organized by Cairo Demographic Center and the Global Program of Training in Population and Sustainable Development, Cairo, December 1999.