Welcome to Global Health Middle East

Global Health Middle East is an online platform that compiles, disseminates, and develops resources on global health in the Middle East. Our aims are 2-fold:

1. To establish a voice for the Middle East in the field of global health, drawing international attention to  opportunities and challenges in the region.

2. To advocate for improved disease surveillance, research, and prevention locally, moving health services and care beyond a predominantly curative model.

Employing a 3-pronged approach, our platform will identify critical gaps in public health research, policy and practice, to provide health professionals, NGOs, activists and individuals with the tools to advocate for increased resources and policy change on a range of health challenges.


We scour the internet to find the latest research, news and events relating to global health in the Middle East and assemble it into easily accessible, easy to read guides. We will be adding disease specific resources soon, so watch this space.


The platform connects health professionals, NGOs, health activists and individuals through our blog and social media integration, facilitating dialogue and the co-creation of knowledge.


Moving forward, we will visually communicate regional disease burden, research projects, and public health initatives through infographics and interactive maps. These resources will help to identify critical gaps in public health research, policy and practice, providing a basis to advocate for resources and policy change.

Recent Blog Posts

Insights into Arab Health

Mind the Gap: Arab adolescents in mental health research

  Amina Foda, Adolescent and Mental Health Contributor In this blog, Amina Foda reviews evidence on the relationship between discrimination and mental health among minority adolescents in the United States and questions the absence of Arab adolescents in mental...

Drug Abuse in the Gulf

  On the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2014, Sara Al Lamki looks at the challenges and progress made on drug abuse in the Gulf. Is awareness enough? In the last 4 years there has been a growing storm of media attention on the rising...

Improving cancer registries in the Middle East

  Hedieh Mehrtash It is ironic when looking at modern cancer registries in the Middle East that cancer detection and registration can be traced back to papers from 2600 BC Egypt, citing Imhotep’s discovery of breast cancer cases . Today however, numerous barriers...

We are looking for talented volunteers to assist with communications, translation, social media management, web development, and graphic design.

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