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 (12), December 2018

Editorial

Developing the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal to support public health research in the Region
Phillip Dingwall, Ahmed Mandil and Arash Rashidian
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(12):1117–1118. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.12.1117

Research articles

Assessment of undernutrition using Composite Index of Anthropometric Failure among children aged < 5 years in rural Yemen
Aida H. Al-Sadeeq, Aidroos Z. Bukair, Abdul-Wahab M. Al-Saqladi
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(12):1119–1126. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.12.1119

Successful implementation of general health policies in the Islamic Republic of Iran: barriers and mechanisms
Mohammad Meskarpour Amiri and Ali Mehrabi Tavana
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(12):1127–1134. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.009

Connaissances des médecins généralistes marocains de la province de Béni Mellal sur le cancer du col de l’utérus et son dépistage
Samira Nani, Samira Hassoune, Mohamed Benallal, Dounia Kissi et Abderrahmane Maarouf
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(12):1135–1145. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.12.1135

Northern Iranian growth charts for children aged 7–11 years: comparison with international reference curves
Haleh Esmaili, Mahmoud Hajiahmadi, Maryam Fathi and Reza Ghadimi
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(12):1146–1154. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.12.1146

Prevalence and workplace correlates of tobacco smoking among male expatriate workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Hyacinth O. Ukuhor and Alkhamis A. Abdulwahab
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(12):1155–1164. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.005

Perceptions of Iranian women regarding breast cancer screening behaviour
Seyedesaba Noori and Barbara C. Schouten
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(12):1165– 1171. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.018

Review

Salt intake reduction strategies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ayoub Al Jawaldeh, Bayan Rafii and Lara Nasreddine
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;1172- 1180. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.006

WHO events addressing public health priorities

Engaging countries and strengthening partnerships towards better maternal and child health
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(12):1181-1183 https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.12.1181

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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

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

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