Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

Kuwait Prize for the Control of Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

The State of Kuwait Prize for the Control of Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region is one of several Foundation awards, administered by the World Health Organization, to acknowledge the work of well-known scientists, researchers or dedicated people who have made an outstanding contribution in prevention, control or research in one or more of the following disease groups: cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

The prize consists of a bronze medal and a sum of money, which is presented at the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean by the Committee’s Chairman.

More information about the eligibility criteria and access to the online application form is available at: http://kuwaitprize.emro.who.int/

Current issue: February 2018

Volume 24, issue 2, February 2018


The environmental health nexuses within the Strategic Roadmap: regional work priorities for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ahmad Basel Al-Yousfi, Hamed Bakir and Mazen Malkawi

Research articles

Surveillance of adverse events following immunization in Oman, 2006−2015
Prakash K. Patel, Bader Al-Rawahi, Athari Al-Jawari, Idris Al-Abaidani and Seif Al-Abri

Health risk behaviours of Palestinian youth: findings from a representative survey
Peter Glick, Umaiyeh Al-Khammash, Mohammed Shaheen, Ryan Brown, Prodyumna Goutam, Rita Karam, Sebastian Linnemayr and Salwa Massad

Knowledge and practice characteristics of pharmacists in Qatar towards medication use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey
Pallivalapilla Abdul Rouf, Binny Thomas, Wessam Elkassem, Asma Tarannum, Doua Al Saad, Mohammed M. Gasim and Moza Al Hail

Integration of mental health into primary healthcare: perceptions of stakeholders in Pakistan
Syed S. Hussain, Murad Khan, Raisa Gul and Nargis Asad

Smoking behaviour and patterns among university students during the Syrian crisis
Amr Idris, Tareq Al Saadi, Tarek Turk, Mahmoud Alkhatib, Mohammed Zakaria, Bisher Sawaf, Basel Edris

Causes of low vision and blindness in a Turkish adult population: the Izmir eye study
Feray Koc, Veysi Erden and Nazife Sefi-Yurdakul

Psychosocial wellbeing of infertile couples in Jordan
Alia Mahadeen, Ayman Mansour, Jehad Al-Halabi, Samira Al Habashneh and Aya Bani Kenana

Nutrition and food security policy in the Islamic Republic of Iran: situation analysis and roadmap towards 2021
Behzad Damari, Zahra Abdollahi, Majid Hajifaraji and Arezoo Rezazadeh

Health research institutional mapping: an Eastern Mediterranean Regional perspective
Ahmed Mandil, Fadi El-Jardali, Samar El-Feky, Mohamed Nour, Mazen Al-Abbar and Lama Bou-Karroum


Tobacco smoking in Egypt: a scoping literature review of its epidemiology and control measures
Samar Fouda, Mohamed Kelany, Nada Moustafa, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Amro Hassane, Ahmad Sleem, Osama Mokhtar, Ahmed Negida and Medhat Bassiony

Short communication

The trends in consumption patterns of toothbrushes and toothpastes in Lebanon
Mounir Doumit and Fida Al Sayah

WHO events addressing public health priorities

Integration of mental health into primary health care