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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 (9), September 2019

Editorial

Achieving “Health for All by All” in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ahmed Al-Mandhari

Research articles

Community-based interventions to support maternal and child health practices in Upper Egypt
Laila Kamel, Shaimaa Abdel-Aziz and Hanaa Yousof
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25 (9):597–603. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.069

Healthy lifestyle as a preventive measure against victimization among school-going adolescents
Nadia Shah, Saadiyah Rao, Sumera Inam, Nida Jawed, Charlotte Siiger, Syed Omair Adil and Kashif Shafique
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(9):xxx https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.19.007

Tunisian population quality of life: a general analysis using SF-36
Safa Salem, Dhafer Malouche and Habiba Ben Romdhane
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(9):xxx https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.030

Organizational trust, employee commitment and job satisfaction in Turkish hospitals: implications for
public policy and health

Ömer Gider, Mesut Akdere and Mehmet Top
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(9):622–629 https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.19.010

Geographical variation in the prevalence of female genital mutilation in the Kurdistan region of Iraq
Nazar Shabila
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(9):630–636. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.19.009

Empowering midwives to manage postpartum haemorrhage in rural areas of Islamic Republic of Iran:
lessons learnt from cases of maternal death

Zahra Moudi, Seyed Tabatabaei, Zahra Sargazi-Moakhar, Sedighe Mollashahi, Maryam Zaboli and
Shahram Borjian Boroojeny
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(9):637–646. https://doi. org/10.26719/emhj.19.008

Health risk assessment at mass gatherings: a report of the camel festival in Saudi Arabia
Kingsley Bieh, Ahmed ElGanainy, Saber Yezli, Mamunur Malik, Hani Aziz Jokhdar, Abdullah Asiri and Badriah Alotaibi
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(9):xxx. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.071

Key security and privacy issues from implementing the National Electronic Health Record in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Seyedesedigheh Seiedfarajollah, Reza Safdari, Marjan Ghazisaeedi and Leila Keikha
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(9):656–659. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.19.006

Commentary

Partner notification in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: is there a way?
Ismaël Maatouk, Moubadda Assi and Joumana Hermez
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(9):660–667. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.19.076

WHO events addressing public health priorities

Certification of poliomyelitis eradication
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(9):662–663. https://doi.org/10.26719/2019.25.9.662

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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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Research articles

Ommer M. Dafalla, Adel A. Alsheikh, Waheed S. Mohammed, Khalid J. Shrwani, Feras A. Alsheikh, Yahya A. Hobani and Elsiddig M. Noureldin

Maha A. Al-Mohaissen, Qumasha Y. Al-Obaid,1 Wafa A. AlGhamdi, Haneen S. Al-Alyani, Sheima M. Dahman, Nora A. Al-Wahhabi, Noura M. Al-Awaji and Terry Lee

Ilknur Karacan, Bahar Sennaroglu and Ozalp Vayvay

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Reviews

Hamed Zandian, Atefeh Esfandiari, Minoo A. Sakha and Amirhossein Takian

Mushabab Al Asmri, Mohammed J. Almalki, Gerry Fitzgerald and Michele Clark

Jaouad Hammou, Majdouline Obtel, Rachid Razine, Amina Berraho and Mohamed Belmekki

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

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Commentaries

Faraz Khalid, Muhammad Osman Khan, Aya Thabet and Ahmed Mandil

Ismaël Maatouk, Moubadda Assi and Joumana Hermez

Short research communications

Reports

Antoine Haddad, Tarek Bou Assi, Laura Haddad, Perrine Malaud Wakim, Rita Feghali, Wissam Makki, Mohammad Haidar, Yorgui Teyrouz, Hanadi Samaha, Tamima Jisr, Christian Haddad, Elizabeth Baz, Berthe Hachem, Vanda Barakett and Olivier Garraud

Banan Abdulrzaq Mukhalalati, Lina Bader, Asmaa Alhaqan and Ian Bates

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

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