Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

Current issue: November 2017

Volume 23, issue 11, November 2017


Continuing the work of the late Dr Mahmoud Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Jaouad Mahjour

Research articles 

Prognostic factors of breast cancer survival in the Islamic Republic of Iran: an additive Bayesian approach
Samane Nematolahi, Abbas Rezaianzadeh, Najaf Zare, Majid Akrami and Sedighe Tahmasebi

Validity and reliability of the Farsi version of the ECOS-16 questionnaire for females with osteoporosis
Rahmatollah Moradzadeh, Nasrin Moghimi, Haidar Nadrian, Farzaneh Behrouzi, Tara Keshavarz and Parvaneh Golmohammadi

Medical students’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to substance use in Lebanon: a cross-sectional survey
Georges Assaf, Samar Noureddine, Silva P. Kouyoumdjian and Jamil El Khoury

Prevalence and predictors of over-the-counter medication use among adolescents in the United Arab Emirates
Caroline Barakat-Haddad and Ayesha Siddiqua

Factors associated with low birthweight in term pregnancies: a matched case–control study from rural Pakistan
Muhammad A. Habib, Camille R. Greenow, Shabina Ariff, Sajid Soofi, Abid Hussain, Qamar Junejo, Amjad Hussain, Fariha Shaheen and Kirsten I. Black

Bridging gaps in health information systems: a case study from Somaliland
Ahmed Askar, Malekafzali Ardakani and Reza Majdzade

Prévalence et déterminants des troubles musculo-squelettiques des membres supérieurs chez les artisans tunisiens
Amira Omrane, Imene Kacem, Meriem Heni, Adnene Henchi, Sana Elmhami, Irtyah Merchaoui, Awatef Kraiem, Taoufik Khalfallah et Lamia Bouzgarrou


Report on paediatric care in the Moroccan military mission in the Gaza Strip, November 2012–February 2013
Abdelhakim Elyajouri, Rachid Abilkacem and Aomar Agadr


Blood and conflict: managing bleeding disorders in Gaza
Hala Borno

WHO events addressing public health priorities

Regional training on sanitation and wastewater safety planning


Dr Mahmoud Fikri