Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

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The Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, established in 1995, is the flagship health periodical of the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.

The mission of the Journal is to contribute to improving health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region by publishing and publicising quality health research and information with emphasis on public health and the strategic health priorities of the Region. It aims to: further public health knowledge, policy, practice and education; support health policy-makers, researchers and practitioners; and enable health professionals to remain informed of developments in public health.

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Current issue: Volume 25 (6), June 2019

Editorial

Ensuring effective financing of national blood systems in support of universal health coverage
Yetmgeta Abdella, Awad Mataria, Fatma Sajwani, Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, and Cees Th. Smit Sibinga
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(6):371–373. https://doi.org/10.26719/2019.25.6.371

Research articles

Prevalence of childhood obesity and related parental factors across socioeconomic strata in Ankara, Turkey
Mahmut S. Yardim, L. Hilal Ozcebe, Ozgur M. Araz, Sarp Uner, Sheng Li, Hande Konsuk Unlu, Umut Ece Arslan, Nazmi Bilir and Terry T. Huang
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(6):374-384. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.052

Prevalence and determinants of depression among caregivers of children with leukaemia in Iraq
Noor Mohammed Lutfi and Faris Al Lami
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(6):385-393. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.19.005

Developing a framework for the monitoring and evaluation of the Health Transformation Plan in the Islamic Republic of Iran: lessons learned
Zhaleh Abdi, Reza Majdzadeh and Elham Ahmadnezhad
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(6):394-405. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.067

Effects of school-based health education on attitudes of female students towards female genital mutilation in Sudan
Esra Mahgoub, Mohammed Nimir, Salma Abdalla and Daffalla Alam Elhuda
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(6):406-412. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.053

Barriers that inhibit reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect among nurses in a public hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Wafaa Elarousy and Sara Abed
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(6):413-421 https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.055

Review

Rotavirus gastroenteritis among hospitalized children under 5 years of age in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: a review
Mohamed Nasr Fathi Shaheen
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(6):422-430 https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.054

Short research communications

Spatial distribution and accessibility to public sector tertiary care teaching hospitals: case study from Pakistan
Naeem A. Malik and Masood A. Shaikh
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(6):431-434. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.049

Global overview of refugees: comparison of 2005 and 2015 data for the 10 most affected countries
Rana Cavusoglu, Gamze Aktuna, Ekin Koc, Dilek Aslan and Marwa Osman
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(6):435-440. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.050

WHO events addressing public health priorities

Adopting self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(6):441-442 https://doi.org/10.26719/2019.25.6.441

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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 (Statistics editors)

Administration

Iman Fawzy, Marwa Mady

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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Amal K. Sarsour, Maysoun Turban, Adnan Al Wahaidi, Yehia Abed and Hesham Alkahloutt

Mozhgan Moghtaderi, Mohammad A. Ashraf , Tahereh Moghtaderi, Saeed H. Teshnizi and Seyed H. Nabavizadeh

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Reviews

Hamed Zandian, Atefeh Esfandiari, Minoo A. Sakha and Amirhossein Takian

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

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

Wasiq Khan, Amira S. El Rifay, Mamunur Malik and Ghazi Kayali

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Commentaries

Ismaël Maatouk, Moubadda Assi and Joumana Hermez

Short research communications

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

Kingsley L. Bieh, Ahmed ElGanainy 1, Saber Yezli, Mamunur Rahman Malik, Hani A. Aziz Jokhdar, Abdullah M. Asiri and Badriah M. Alotaibi

Seema Irfan, Imran Ahmed, Farida K Lalani, Naureen Anjum, Nadia Mohammad, Maria Owais, Afia Zafar

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