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 25 (2), February 2019

Editorial

Mental health services for youth in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: challenges and opportunities
Atif Rahman, Hesham M. Hamoda, Afarin Rahimi Movaghar, Murad Khan and Khalid Saeed
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(2):80–81. https://doi.org/10.26719/2019.25.2.80

Research articles

Knowledge, practices and attitudes of physicians towards evidence-based medicine in Egypt
Amira Abdel-Kareem, Ibrahim Kabbash, Shima M. Saied and Abdel Al-Deeb
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(2):82–89. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.010

Assessment of device-associated infection rates in teaching hospitals in Islamic Republic of Iran
Shirin Afhami, Arash Seifi, Mahboubeh Hajiabdolbaghi, Negin Esmailpour Bazaz, Azar Hadadi, Mehrdad Hasibi, Parvin Rezaie, Esmail Mohamadnejad, Azam Ghahan, Mitra Hajinoori, Fatemeh Veyceh, Shahnaz Adinehkharrat, Zahraparvin Hojjati and Zohre Azimbeik
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(2):90–97. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.015

Antenatal care among Palestine refugees in Jordan: factors associated with UNRWA attendance
Victoria Tittle, Davara Lee Bennett, Shakoor Hajat, Amin Shishtawi, Wafa’a Zeidan, Fathia Abuzabaida, Ghada Ballout, Ishtaiwi Abu-Zayed, Majed Hababeh, Ali Khader and Akihiro Seita
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(2):98–103. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.017

A country-wide comparison of cost recovery and financing systems of blood and blood products
Nasim Hosseini Divkolaye, Fariba Seighali, Ali Akbar Pourfathollah and Cees Th. Smit Sibinga
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(2):104–110. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.020

Tobacco and waterpipe use among university students in Saudi Arabia: impact of tobacco sales ban
Haytham Daradka, Omar Khabour, Karem Alzoubi, Rima Nakkash and Thomas Eissenberg
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(2):111–118. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.021

Inequalities in access to hospitals: a case study in the Islamic Republic of Iran 1997–2012
Sohyla Reshadat, Alireza Zangeneh, Shahram Saeidi, SeyedRamin Ghasemi, Nader Rajabi-Gilan and Ali Zakiei
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(2):119-126. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.061

A review of family planning policies and services in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region Member States
Bhagawan Das Shrestha, Moazzam Ali, Ramez Mahaini and Karima Gholbzouri
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(2):127–133. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.023

Ultrapure water in haemodialysis: a step towards better quality in Lebanon
Mabel Aoun, Jihad Makkouk and Walid Ammar
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(2):134–141. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.032

WHO events addressing public health priorities

Tackling obesity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(2):142–143 https://doi.org/10.26719/2019.25.2.142

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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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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