Taher Qassim

OrganisationLiverpool City Council, UK

RolePublic Health Practitioner


Taher was born in Yemen, studied in Yemen, Sweden and England. He has worked in primary health care, public health and has been involved in community development and participation locally, regionally and internationally over the last 34 plus years. Part of this work was in different countries in the Middle East and Africa. Taher is currently a full time public health practitioner with Liverpool City Council. His role is to work collaboratively with different partners delivering services on public health priorities for the people of Liverpool. Over the last four years Taher played a leading role on the bowel cancer screening in Liverpool. This role is looking at the strategic overview and the delivery of screening services ensuring people from different backgrounds are given similar opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.

Taher was a founder member and a leader of a few local and national voluntary organizations including a co-founder and the chair of the Liverpool Arabic Centre, a co-founder and currently the chair of the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, a chair of Merseyside Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) consortium, a chair of the National Yemeni Community Coordinating Council (YCCC) UK, a co-founder of Liverpool Friends of Yemen for peace, and a member of the International British Yemeni Society Committee. Taher was awarded MBE in September 2007 for his contribution to improving achievements in education among BAME communities.