Women of Saudi Arabia have shown time and time again, that they are more than capable of challenging the hurdles and obstacles which are imposed upon them by the society, winning acclaim and praise not only locally, but regionally and internationally too for their various achievements in different fields. Dr. Huda Al Mansour is just one of those many Saudi Women who has contributed to our society with their inventions and achievements. Ever since her childhood years, Huda has shown great interest in different inventions. She is hailing from Al Ahsa. Her father had played a pivotal role in drafting the labor law of Saudi Arabia. Al Mansour has stated that her parents have been her role models. They have played a vital role in molding into what she is today.[irp]
She said that her father had always told her to arm herself with ethics and education where as her mother always encouraged her to be socially active and to have a strong will to get things completed and accomplished. She has graduated from the Cairo University’s School of Sciences in 1985 and has worked as a laboratory specialist at the King Fahd Hospital prior to traveling to the United Kingdom in 1992 in order to complete her post graduate studies. She completed her master’s degree in clinical chemistry in 1994 after which she returned to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where she was then appointed as the director for the hereditary blood disease center.
Today Al Mansour has 10 patents internationally registered under her name, which includes a screw to fix the long bones, an electromagnetic device which treats incurable and chronic diseases, photo laser syringes and also food supplements which treat diseases associated to senility. Al Mansour has also completed her doctorate in hematology.
She is, in fact, responsible for the establishment of the premarital checkup program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Al Mansour stated that when she was trying to get this program started, she cried in front of the government officials because she wanted them to understand and listen to the long term effects which genetic diseases have on society. She stated that she had fought very hard in order to make this program a mandatory requirement for all men and women prior to getting married.[irp]
Al Mansour is currently trying to get approval from the authorities of Saudi Arabia to allow her to sell some of the patented inventions of hers on the Saudi market. One of her patients includes a supplement which is registered in 2012 which is an effective osteoporosis treatment. She is hoping that the Saudi innovators and inventors will get an increase in support in the near future, especially those who have even registered their inventions at the US patent authorities. She dreams that one day all of her patients can receive the full official support from the health authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She stated that she firmly believes that her inventions can and will revolutionize the treatment in Saudi Arabia.