Global Health Resources for the Middle East
In the Spotlight
‘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.
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.
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
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.
Regional journal directory: Index Medicum for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (IMEMR)
Ministries of Health
National Public Health Institutes
The ACCESS Community Health and Research Center – Dearborn, MI, USA
Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute – Palestine [Site under maintenance]
Center for Research and Population and Health, American University of Beirut – Lebanon
Centre for Strategic Health Studies – Damascus, Syria
Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research – Boston, MA, USA
Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy & Applied Care (IDRAAC) – Beirut, Lebanon
Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University – Palestine
King Fahd Medical Research Center – Saudi Arabia
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University – Egypt
NYU Public Health Research Institute – Abu Dhabi, UAE
Pasteur Institute of Morocco – Casablanca, Morocco
Research Program at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) – Qatar
Saha Institute – Kuwait
Social Research Center, American University in Cairo – Egypt
Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies – Aleppo, Syria
International Labour Organization (ILO), Arab States
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Middle East and North Africa
UN Office on Drug and Crimes (UNDOC), Middle East and North Africa
UNICEF, Middle East and North Africa
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