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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 (10), October 2018

Editorial

Cholera in Yemen: concerns remain over recent spike but control efforts show promise
Ahmed Al-Mandhari, Altaf Musani, Abdinasir Abubakar and Mamunur Malik
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(10):971–972. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.10.971

Letter to the editor

Global recommendations to prevent tooth decay must be evidence-based
Christopher Holmgren and Habib Benzian
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(10):973-974. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.10.973

Research articles

Assessment of overweight and obesity in Iranian adolescents: optimal cut-off values of anthropometric indices Mohammad Motlagh, Seiyed Shirvani, Zahra Hassanzadeh-Rostami, Majzobeh Taheri and Reza Ghadimi
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(10):975–987. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.10.975

Estimation du coût de la prise en charge du cancer broncho-pulmonaire en Tunisie
Chahida Harizi, Hedia Bellali, Aicha Hchaichi, Agnès Hamzaoui et Mohamed Kouni Chahed
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(10):988-993. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.10.988

Customary practices, domestic violence, and psychosomatic pain among adolescent mothers in Turkey
Yasin Bez, Cem Uysal, Mahmut Bulut, Mehmet Kaya, Neval Goruk, Suleyman Demir and Aytekin Sir
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(10):994–1001. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.10.994

Effect of postpartum depression on women’s mental and physical health four years after childbirth
Fatemeh Abdollahi and Mehran Zarghami
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(10):1002–1009. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.10.1002

Trends in occupational injuries and diseases among Saudi and non-Saudi insured workers
Mohsin Abbas, Muhammad Kashif, Mansour Balkhyour, Ijaz Ahmad, Zaki-ul-Zaman Asam and Rashid Saeed
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(10):1010–1017. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.10.1010

Use of complementary and alternative medicine among paediatric patients with hepatogastrointestinal diseases
Seyed Mosavat, Mojtaba Heydari, Mohammad Hashempur and Seyed Dehghan
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(10):1018–1025. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.10.1018

Commentary

Challenges for pregnant Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Lena Abdin
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(10):1026–1029. https://doi. org/10.26719/2018.24.10.1026

WHO events addressing public health priorities

Improving access to assistive technology in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(10):1030-1031 https://doi. org/10.26719/2018.24.10.1030 .

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Editorial team

Ahmed Al-Mandhari, Editor-in-chief

Arash Rashidian, Executive Director
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

Editoral 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

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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