Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

About the journal

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 (11), November 2018

Editorial

WHO collaborating centres in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: an agenda for action and improvement
Arash Rashidian, Ahmed Mandil, Samar ElFeky and Ahmed Al-Mandhari
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(11):1035–1037. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.11.1035

Letter to the editor

The neglected role of stewardship in strategic purchasing of health services: who should buy?
Djavad Ghoddoosi Nejad, Ali Janati and Morteza Arab-Zozani
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(11):1038-1039. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.11.1038

Research articles

Characteristics of women applying for a legal abortion in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Seyedeh Fatemeh Vasegh Rahimparvar, Asieh Jafari, Fatemeh Hoseinzadeh, Faezeh Daemi and Fatemeh Samadi
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(11):1040–1048. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.001

Identifying hotspots of viral haemorrhagic fevers in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: perspectives for the Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network
Mathias Altmann, Karen Nahapetyan and Humayun Asghar
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(11):1049-1057. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.002

Prevalence and determinants of Caesarean delivery in Punjab, Pakistan
Faisal Abbas, Rafi Amir ud Din and Maqsood Sadiq
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(11):1058–1069. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.11.1058

Dépistage de l’hypothyroïdie congénitale au Maroc : étude pilote
Saâd Maniar, Chadia Amor et Abbas Bijjou
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(11):1066-1073. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.11.1066

Study protocol for promoting physical activity among women based on the MAPP process
Leila Amiri Farahani, Soroor Parvizy, Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Eesa Mohammadi, Batool Hasanpoor Azghadi and Ziba Taghizadeh
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(11):1074–1081. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.11.1074

Repellency effect of flumethrin pour-on formulation against vectors of Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever
Eslam Moradi Asl, Hassan Vatandoost, Zakie Telmadarreiy, Mehdi Mohebali and Mohammad Reza Abai
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(11):1082–1087. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.004

Quality of life in Iranian elderly population using the SF-36 questionnaire: systematic review and meta-analysis
Amin Doosti-Irani, Saharnaz Nedjat, Sima Nedjat, Parvin Cheraghi and Zahra Cheraghi
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(11):1088–1097. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.11.1088

Knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and practices towards diabetes mellitus in Kuwait
Manuel Carballo, Anwar Mohammad, Elizabeth C. Maclean, Noureen Khatoon, Mohammad Waheedi and Smitha Abraham
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(11):1098–1102. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.11.1098

A retrospective study of small molecule disorder types of metabolism in paediatric patients in intensive care
Ahmed El-Nawawy, Mohamed Dawood and Omneya Omar
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(11):1103–1111. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.056

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Consultation on the draft regional framework for strengthening the public health response to substance use and substance use disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

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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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Reviews

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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

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