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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 (8), August 2018

Editorial

Implementing WHO’s global strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: what next?
Ahmed Al-Mandhari
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(8):703–704. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.8.703 

Research articles

Socioeconomic factors associated with tobacco smoking in Turkey: a cross-sectional, population-based study
Ceyda Sahan, Turkan Gunay, Hatice Simsek, Ahmet Soysal and Gul Ergor
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(8):705–713. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.8.705

Factors associated with smoking contemplation and maintenance among Iranian adolescents
Hamidreza Roohafza, Razieh Omidi, Tahereh Alinia, Kamal Heidari, Gholamhossein Mohammad-Shafiee, Morid Jaberifar, Masoumeh Sadeghi and Wasim Maziak
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(8):714–721. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.8.714

Assessing sleep quality of Lebanese high school students in relation to lifestyle: pilot study in Beirut
Ramez Chahine, Rita Farah, Michèle Chahoud, Alain Harb, Rami Tarabay, Eric Sauleau and Roger Godbout
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(8):722–728. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.8.722

Adapting life to the reality of diabetes
Hossein Areshtanab, Hossein Moonaghi, Leila Jouybari, Vahid Zamanzadeh and Hossein Ebrahimi
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(8):729–735. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.8.729

Assessment of hepatitis B immunization programme among school students in Qatar
Hamad Al-Romaihi, Hana Al-Masri, Sherine Shawky, Mohammed Al Thani, Salah Al Awaidy, Mohamed Al Janahi, Muataz Derbala,Khalid Al-Ansari and Robert Allison
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(8):736–744. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.8.736

Validation of an Arabic version of the Yale Food Addiction Scale 20
Mounir Fawzi and Mohab Fawzi
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(8):745–752. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.8.745

Systematic review of priority setting studies in health research in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Abbas Badakhshan, Mohammad Arab, Arash Rashidian, Mahin Gholipour, Elham Mohebbi and Kazem Zendehdel
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(8):753–769. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.8.753

Reviews

Modelling the prevalence of diabetes mellitus risk factors based on artificial neural network and multiple regression
Kamal Gholipour, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi, Shabnam Iezadi, Ali Jannati and Sina Keshavarz
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(8):753–769. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.8.753

Availability and safety of blood transfusion during humanitarian emergencies
Yetmgeta Abdella, Rana Hajjeh and Cees Th Smit Sibinga
East Mediterr Health J.2018;24(8):778–788. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.8.778

Report

Contextual challenges and solutions to undertaking a household adolescent mental health survey in a developing country
Lilian Ghandour, Al Amira S Shehab, Pia Zeinoun, Lucy Tavitian, Fadi Halabi and Fadi Maalouf
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(8):789–799. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.8.789

WHO events addressing public health priorities

National population-based surveys for better reporting of WHO regional core indicators and SDG health-related indicators
East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(8):800–801. https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.8.800

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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

Nasim Sadat Hosseini Divkolaye, Fariba Seighali, Ali Akbar Pourfathollah and Cees Th. Smit Sibinga

Mohammad E. Motlagh, Seiyed D.N. Shirvani, Zahra Hassanzadeh-Rostami, Majzobeh Taheri and Reza Ghadimi

Monica Matsumoto, Gabrielle Wimer and Aisha Sethi

Fatma Birgili, Media Subasi Baybuga, Hatice Ozkoc, Oktay Kuru, Thea van de Mortel and Adile Tümer

Hatice Kansu-Celik, Seval Ozgu-Erdinc, Burcu Kisa-Karakaya, Yasemin Tasci and Salim Erkaya

Gaetano Scotto, Vincenzina Fazio, Lorenzo Lo Muzio and Nicola Coppola

Murat Akbas, Ozer Birge, Deniz Arslan and Ozbey Ertugrul Gazi

Yousef Alimohamadi, Farzad Khodamoradi, Malihe Khoramdad, Mohammad Shahbaz and Firooz Esmaeilzadeh

Padmamohan J. Kurup, Seif S. Al Abri, Fatma Al Ajmi, Huda A. Khamis and Jeffrey Singh

Mohamad Abou Haidar, Khalife Khalife, Linda Abou Abbas, Zeina Nasser, Jessy Chrabieh Tannous, and Joseph Yammine

Ziad G. Nasr, Alya Babiker, Marwa Elbasheer, Aisha Osman, Shereen Elazzazy and Kyle John Wilby

Sarah El Helou, Souheil Hallit, Sanaa Awada, Amal Al-Hajje, Samar Rachidi1, Wafaa Bawab, Pascale Salameh1 and Salam Zein

Haytham Daradka, Omar F. Khabour, Karem H. Alzoubi, Rima Nakkash and Thomas Eissenberg

Sanaa Shaaban, May Nassar, Yasmin El-Gendy and Bassam El-Shaer

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

Gummanur Manjunath, Rajeev Aravindhakshan and Shyju Varghese

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

Mohammadhiwa Abdekhoda, Afsaneh Dehnad and Javad Zarei

Amira Abdel-Kareem, Ibrahim Kabbash, Shima M. Saied and Abdel Al-Deeb

Eslam Moradi Asl, Hassan Vatandoost, Zakie Telmadarreiy, Mehdi Mohebali and Mohammad Reza Abai

Leila Amiri Farahani, Soroor Parvizy, Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Eesa Mohammadi, Batool Hasanpoor Azghadi and Ziba Taghizadeh

S. Fatemeh Vasegh Rahimparvar, Asieh Jafari, Fatemeh Hoseinzadeh, Faezeh Daemi and Fatemeh Samadi

Reports

Reviews

Mehdi Varmaghani, Mina Dehghani, Elham Heidari, Farshad Sharifi, Sahar Saeedi Moghaddam and Farshad Farzadfar

Bhagawan Das Shrestha, Moazzam Ali, Ramez Mahaini1 and Karima Gholbzouri

Ayoub Al Jawaldeh, Bayan Rafii and Lara Nasreddine

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Majdouline Obtel, Mamunur Rahman Malik, Tran Minh Nhu Nguyen, Evans Muhavani Buliva, Ahmed Ali Elkhobby, Salim A. Mohamednour Salim Nada Ghosn, Payman Hemmati Vo Huu Thuan and Peter Omondi Mala