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 24 (7), July 2018

Editorial

Towards a hepatitis-free Egypt: is this achievable?
Wahid Doss, Joumana Hermez, Hoda Atta and Jean Jabbour
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):609–610. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.609 

Research articles

Payment system of urban family physician programme in the Islamic Republic of Iran: is it appropriate?
Leila Doshmangir, Arash Rashidian, Amirhossein Takian, Parinaz Doshmangir and Hakimeh Mostafavi
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):611–617. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.611 

Association between coronary artery disease and hepatitis C virus seropositivity
Osama Shoeib, Medhat Ashmawy, Seham Badr and Mahmoud El Amroosy
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):618–623. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.618 

Social, psychological and demographic variables related to breastfeeding among Kuwaiti mothers
Yagoub Al-Kandari and Ramadan A. Ahmed
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):624–630. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.624 

Associations between red reflex abnormality, consanguinity and intensive care hospitalization of newborns in Turkey
Zeynep Gursel Ozkurt, Selahattin Balsak, Yusuf Yildirim, Harun Yuksel and Ihsan Caca
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):631–636. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.631 

Women’s sexual and reproductive health care needs assessment: an Iranian perspective
Soghra Khani, Lida Moghaddam-Banaem, Eesa Mohamadi, Abu Ali Vedadhir and Ebrahim Hajizadeh
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):637–643. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.637 

Use of induced abortion for birth control by mothers in Iraq
Hajir Al-Ridhwany, Asma Aljawadi and Muthanna Abduljawad
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):644–652. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.644 

Fruit and vegetable intake among Emirati adolescents: a mixed methods study
Nora Makansi, Paul Allison, Manal Awad and Christophe Bedos
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):653–663. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.653 

Geographical inequality in cataract surgery among Iranians between 2006 and 2011
Cyrus Alinia, Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Mahmoud Jabbarvand and Hasan Hashemi
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):664–671. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.664 

Engagement of health research institutions in knowledge translation in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Fadi El-Jardali, Ahmed Mandil, Diana Jamal, Lama BouKarroum, Samar El-Feky, Mohamed Nour and Mazen Al-Abbar
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):672–679. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.672 

Reviews

Health challenges and access to health care among Syrian refugees in Jordan: a review
Wireen Dator, Hamzeh Abunab and Norenia Dao-ayen
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):680–686. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.680 

Cancer care for adolescents and young adults in Jordan
Hikmat Abdel-Razeq, Maha Barbar, Taher Abu Hejleh and Asem Mansour
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):687–695. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.687 

Commentary

Reducing maternal mortality: the case for availability and safety of blood supply
Yetmgeta Abdella, Rana Hajjeh and Cees Th. Smit Sibinga
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):696–697. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.696 

WHO events addressing public health priorities

Twenty-third meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Working Group on GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(7):698-699 https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.7.698 

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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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Haytham Daradka, Omar F. Khabour, Karem H. Alzoubi, Rima Nakkash and Thomas Eissenberg

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Short communication

Majdouline Obtel, Mamunur Rahman Malik, Tran Minh Nhu Nguyen, Evans Muhavani Buliva, Ahmed Ali Elkhobby, Salim A. Mohamednour Salim Nada Ghosn, Payman Hemmati Vo Huu Thuan and Peter Omondi Mala