Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

About the journal

Established in 1995, the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (EMHJ) is the flagship periodical of the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. The journal aims to improve health across the Region through the publication of quality research, with an emphasis on public health and focused on strategic health priorities. The EMHJ strengthens public health knowledge, policy, practice and education. Its wide dissemination supports health policy decision-making and enables researchers, practitioners and professionals to remain well informed of developments in public health.

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Current issue: Volume 25 (12), December 2019

Editorial

Effective health information systems for delivering the Sustainable Development Goals and the universal health coverage agenda
Arash Rashidian
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(12):849–851. https://doi.org/10.26719/2019.25.12.849

Research articles

Role of climatic factors in the incidence of dengue in Port Sudan City, Sudan
Elsiddig Noureldin and Lynn Shaffer
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(12):852– 860. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.19.019

Coût hospitalier des pneumococcies invasives chez les enfants âgés de moins de 15 ans en Tunisie
Arwa Ben Salah, Sana El Mhamdi, Manel Ben Fredj, Chebil Ben Meriem, Jihen Bouguila, Khaled Ben Helel, Lamia Sfaihi, Rafiaa Mustapha, Mohamed Sfar et Mohamed Soltani
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;25(12):861-871. https://doi.org/10.26719/ emhj.19.036

Fingernail length as a predisposing factor for perforations of latex gloves: a simulated clinical experiment
Suhail Al-Amad, Ala’a El-Saleh, Shorouk Elnagdy, Fatimah Al-Nasser and Sarah Alsellemi
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(12):872–877. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.19.052

Workplace stress and its relation to cardiovascular disease risk factors among bus drivers in Egypt
Amira Mohsen and Sally Hakim
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(12):878–886. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.19.056

Quality of life outcomes in thalassaemia patients in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study
Soheir Adam
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(12):887–895 https://doi.org/10.26719/2019.25.12.887

Mediterranean dietary patterns and risk of type 2 diabetes in Islamic Republic of Iran
Marjan Ramezan, Golaleh Asghari, Parvin Mirmiran, Zhale Tahmasebinejad and Fereidoun Azizi
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(12):896–904. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.19.035 

Knockdown resistance mutations contributing to pyrethroid resistance in Aedes aegypti population, Saudi Arabia
Omer Dafalla, Adel Alsheikh, Waheed Mohammed, Khalid Shrwani, Feras Alsheikh, Yahya Hobani and Elsiddig Noureldin
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(12):905–913. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.19.081 Received: 27/12/17; accepted: 14/05/18 

Review

Strategies to reduce informal payments in health systems: a systematic review
Hamed Zandian, Atefeh Esfandiari, Minoo Sakha and Amirhossein Takian
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(12):914–922. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.19.057

Report

Move for health: addressing the built environment and physical activity in Oman
Ruth Mabry, Huda Al Siyabi, Muhssen Kannan and Amal Al Siyabi
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(12):923–927. https://doi.org/10.26719/2019.25.12.923

WHO events addressing public health priorities

Regional consultative meeting on primary health care for universal health coverage
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(12):928–929 https://doi. org/10.26719/2019.25.12.928

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Editorial team

Ahmed Al-Mandhari, Editor-in-chief

Arash Rashidian, Executive Editor
Ahmed Mandil, Deputy Executive Editor
Phillip Dingwall, Managing Editor

Editorial Board

Zulfiqar Bhutta
Mahmoud Fahmy Fathalla
Rita Giacaman
Ahmed Mandil
Ziad Memish
Arash Rashidian
Sameen Siddiqi
Huda Zurayk

International Advisory Panel

Mansour M. Al-Nozha
Fereidoun Azizi
Rafik Boukhris
Majid Ezzati
Hans V. Hogerzeil
Mohamed A. Ghoneim
Alan Lopez
Hossein Malekafzali
El-Sheikh Mahgoub
Hooman Momen
Sania Nishtar
Hikmat Shaarbaf
Salman Rawaf

Editorial assistants

Nadia Abu-Saleh, Suhaib Al Asbahi (Graphics), Diana Tawadros (Graphics)

Editorial support

Guy Penet (French editor)
Eva Abdin, Fiona Curlet, Cathel Kerr, Marie-France Roux (Technical editors)
Ahmed Bahnassy, Abbas Rahimiforoushani 
Dr Manar ElSheikh Abdelrahman ElHassan (Statistics editors)

Administration

Iman Fawzy, Marwa Madi

Web publishing

Nahed El Shazly, Ihab Fouad, Hazem Sakr

Library and printing support

Hatem Nour El Din, Metry Al Ashkar, John Badawi, Ahmed Magdy, Amin El Sayed.

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Reviews

Mushabab Al Asmri, Mohammed J. Almalki, Gerry Fitzgerald and Michele Clark

Jaouad Hammou, Majdouline Obtel, Rachid Razine, Amina Berraho and Mohamed Belmekki

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Commentaries

Short research communications

Ahmed M. Alkhunaizi, Munifah Al Shammary

Lubna Meraj, Junaid Saleem, Shahzad Manzoor, Asfaa Ashfaq and Mohammad Khurram

Reports

Antoine Haddad, Tarek Bou Assi, Laura Haddad, Perrine Malaud Wakim, Rita Feghali, Wissam Makki, Mohammad Haidar, Yorgui Teyrouz, Hanadi Samaha, Tamima Jisr, Christian Haddad, Elizabeth Baz, Berthe Hachem, Vanda Barakett and Olivier Garraud

Banan Abdulrzaq Mukhalalati, Lina Bader, Asmaa Alhaqan and Ian Bates

Moutaz Derbala, Elmoubasher Abd Farag, Hamad E. Al-Romaihi, Saad Al Kaabi, Mohamed Al-Thani, Elham El Sayed, Aliaa Amer and Sayed Himatt