Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

Current issue: December 2016

Volume 22, issue 12, December 2016

Editorial

Five years in action: strengthening public health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and beyond
Ala Alwan

Research articles 

Childhood recurrent abdominal pain and Helicobacter pylori infection, Islamic Republic of Iran
H. Alimohammadi, N. Fouladi, F. Salehzadeh, S.A. Alipour and M.S. Javadi

Effect of social networking on academic achievement of dental students, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
E. Halboub, F. Othathi, F. Mutawwam, S. Madkhali, D. Somaili and N. Alahmar

Smoking prevalence, knowledge and attitudes among primary healthcare professionals: a study from Jordan
M.J. Alkhatatbeh, Q. Alefan and M. Alzghool

Distribution of ophthalmologists and optometrists in Islamic Republic of Iran and their associated factors
S.-F. Mohammadi, M.-R. Lashay, E. Ashrafi, A.-A. Haghdoust, C. Alinia, A. Lashay, M. Asadi-Lari, S.-M. Mohammadi, E. Hatef

Association of overweight and obesity with decline in academic performance among female high-school students, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
M.A. Adaili, A.G. Mohamed and H. Alkhashan

Multidrug-resistant bacteria among patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia in an emergency intensive care unit, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt
Magda M. Azzab, Rehab H. El-Sokkary, Mohamed M. Tawfeek and Manar G. Gebiel

Report

A partnership model to improve population health screening for noncommunicable conditions and their common risk factors, Qazvin, Islamic Republic of Iran
S. Alikhani and B. Damari

Short communication

Water usage in the Gaza Strip: recommendations from a literature review and consultations with experts
Emily MacDonald, Bernardo Guzman Herrador, Susanne Hyllestad, Vidar Lund, Karin Nygård, Line Vold, Mohamed Lafi, Walaa Ammar, Bjørn Iversen

WHO events addressing public health priorities 

Implementation of pictorial graphic warnings and plain packaging of tobacco products