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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 25 (4), April 2019

Editorial

East Mediterr Health J.2019;25(4):223–224. https://doi.org/10.26719/2019.25.4.223

Research articles

Opinions of university students about female genital mutilation in Sudan
Murat Akbas, Ozer Birge, Deniz Arslan and Ertugrul Gazi Ozbey
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(4):225-229. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.033

Compliance with school nutrition policy in Saudi Arabia: a quantitative study
Khalid Aldubayan and Mary Murimi
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(4):230-238. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.034

Comparison of time-restricted feeding and Islamic fasting: a scoping review
Suriani Ismail, Rosliza Abdul Manaf and Aidalina Mahmud
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(4):239–245. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.19.011

Screening for infectious diseases in newly arrived asymptomatic immigrants in southern Italy
Gaetano Scotto, Vincenzina Fazio, Lorenzo Lo Muzio and Nicola Coppola
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(4):246-253. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.035

Effects of the Health Transformation Plan on caesarean section rate in the Islamic Republic of Iran: an interrupted time series
Arash Rashidian, Ghobad Moradi, Amirhossein Takian, Minoo Alipouri Sakha, Sedighe Salavati, Obeidollah Faraji and Bakhtiar Piroozi
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(4):254-261. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.044

Gender-based violence in New Delhi, India: forecast based on secondary data analysis
Nidhi Dwivedi and Sandeep Sachdeva
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(4):262-268. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.036

Communicable diseases management in disasters: an analysis of improvement measures since 2005, Islamic Republic of Iran
Reza HabibiSaravi, Hesam Seyedin, Alimohammad Mosadegh Rad and Mohammad Mehdi Gouya
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(4):269-281. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.037

Fasting and post-prandial plasma glucose screening for gestational diabetes mellitus
Hatice Kansu-Celik, A. Seval Ozgu-Erdinc, Burcu Kisa-Karakaya, Yasemin Tasci and Salim Erkaya
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(4):282-288. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.038

Letter to the editor

Methodological issue on population and mortality profile in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Mehdi Naderi, Amin Ataey and Elnaz Jafarvand
East Mediterr Health J. 2019 ;25(4):290-291 https://doi.org/10.26719/2019.25.4.290

WHO events addressing public health priorities

Rheumatic heart disease in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(4):292-293 https://doi.org/10.26719/2019.25.4.292

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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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Moutaz Derbala, Elmoubasher Abd Farag, Hamad E. Al-Romaihi, Saad Al Kaabi, Mohamed Al-Thani, Elham El Sayed, Aliaa Amer and Sayed Himatt