Resource Guide

Global Health Resources for the Middle East

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Public Health in the Arab World

‘Public Health in the Arab World’ is a comprehensive book that fulfills a critical need for information on contemporary public health issues in the Arab region. For more information click on the picture.

Lancet Series on Health in the Arab World

The new Lancet Series focuses on priority health issues in the Arab world, based on evidence interpreted mainly by scholars from the region, and adopts a multidisciplinary approach that includes medical, public health, social, and political perspectives. Click on the picture to access the articles.

AUB Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences at AUB is the premier school of public health in the Arab world, committed to excellence in instruction, research, outreach, and practice. For more information on courses and research activities, click on the logo.


Bioethics Network on Women’s Issues in the Arab Region – covers a range of topics pertaining to women’s health in the region

Nature Middle East – coverage of scientific and medical research in the Arabic-speaking Middle East

Voice and Views: Middle East and North Africa – World Bank blog discussing key issues facing the Middle East and North Africa


American University of Beirut Book List

Jabbour, S., Giacaman, R., Khawaja, M., Nuwayhid, I. (2012). Public Health in the Arab World. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press

Pierre-Louis, A. M., Akala, F. A., & Karam, H. S. (2004). Public Health in the Middle East and North Africa. Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century. Washington, DC: World Bank Institute learning resources series.

Journal Series

Health in the Arab World: a view from within (Lancet, Vol 383, No 9915, 1 February 2014)

Health in the Middle East (British Medical Journal, Vol 333, Issue 7573, 21 October 2006)

Middle East and Health (Lancet, Vol 367, No 9515, 25 March 2006)


National Public Health Institutes

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