Welcome to Global Health Middle East

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Exclusive access to academics, NGO workers, UN staff, bloggers, teachers, students, medical practitioners, community organisers and many others who are passionately working to improve the health and wellness of people in or from the Middle East region.


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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

العنف ضد المرأة

تبرز لنا سارة اللمكي في تدوينتها هذه الوضع الحالي للعنف ضد المرأة ضمن جدول أعمال الصحة العالمية، وتناقش الحاجة للتركيز على نقاطٍ نوعيةٍ تستهدف “العنف” ضمن أنظمة العمل لما بعد عام 2015، للتوصل إلى تحقيق المساواة بين الجنسين. (ترجمتها للعربية: زينة المحايري)...

Youth empowerment: investment, inclusion & information

  Sara Al Lamki looks at the obstacles facing youth around the world, and outlines how programs aimed at youth inclusion, investment and education are breaking the barriers to youth empowerment. There are roughly 3 billion young people in the world today. People...

Part II – Arab Americans in Health: Why are we important?

  Part II in a 3-part series on Arab-American health and national engagement. By Reem Ghoneim, Serena Rasoul, and Amira Mouna The first article in our series explored the absence of Arab-American health data in the national dialogue on minority health due to a...

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

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