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Research

Our published articles in regional and international journals on various areas of public health research.

Field Epidemiology and Public Health Research Priorities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Delphi Technique

  • Date of Publication: December 03, 2021
  • Category: Field Epidemiology Training programs
  • Name of Journal: Frontiers in Public Health
  • Authors: Mohannad Al Nsour, Tala Chahien, Yousef Khader, Mirwais Amiri and Hana Taha
  • Abstract: Research is essential for evidence-based decision making. This study aimed to identify research priorities in the areas of field epidemiology and public health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) from the perspectives of public health professionals. A Delphi technique, using online survey, was employed to reach 168 public health professionals who have experience in the EMR countries. The study took place between November 2019 and January 2020. Consensus on the research priorities was reached after two-round online questionnaires. A...

The epidemiology of meningococcal meningitis: multicenter, hospital-based surveillance of meningococcal meningitis in Iraq

  • Date of Publication: December 03, 2021
  • Category: Surveillance
  • Name of Journal: International Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Authors: Tarek Al-Sanouri, Sabah Mahdib , Ilham Abu Khader , Asaad Mahdib, AlpDogu, Amine Amiche, Sereen Iweir, Mudhafar Qaderb, Adel Belbaisi, Riyad AlHilfi
  • Abstract: Objectives Outbreaks of Neisseria meningitidis have reached alarming levels due to the pathogen's ability to cause severe complications, presenting as meningitis or septicemia. Our study reports the results of the first wide-scale surveillance of meningococcal meningitis in Iraq. Methods The study included all consecutive cases of clinically suspected meningitis between June 2018 and May 2020 at 18 major hospitals around Iraq (n = 2314). Laboratory analysis of biological samples and real-time polymerase chain reaction tests were...

Midwives and women's perspectives on family planning in Jordan: human rights, gender equity, decision-making and power dynamics

  • Date of Publication: August 14, 2021
  • Category: Reproductive Health
  • Name of Journal: Heliyon
  • Authors: Nihaya A. Al-Sheyab, Mohannad Al Nsour, Yousef S. Khader, Hind Yousif, Mohammad S. Alyahya, Hana Taha, Marco Bardus, Malika Al Kattan, Mirwais Amiri
  • Abstract: A research team from the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET), Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), and American University of Beirut (AUB) published an original article on “Midwives and women’s perspectives on family planning in Jordan: human rights, gender equity, decision-making and power dynamics”. The manuscript has been published by Helion Journal- highly ranked journal- and funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The study’s purpose focused on exploring midwives’ and Jordanian...

Evaluation of the National Tuberculosis Surveillance System in Sana’a, Yemen, 2018: Observational Study

  • Date of Publication: January 31, 2021
  • Category: Surveillance
  • Name of Journal: JMIR Public Health Surveillance
  • Authors: Al kalali F, Mahyoub E, Al-Hammadi A, Anam L, Khader Y
  • Abstract: Background:Tuberculosis remains a public problem that is considered one of the top causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The National Tuberculosis Control Program in Yemen was established in 1970 and included in the national health policy under the leadership of the Ministry of Public Health and Population to monitor tuberculosis control. The surveillance system must be evaluated periodically to produce recommendations for improving performance and usefulness. Objective:This study aims to assess the usefulness and the performance of...

Investigation of diphtheria outbreak in Al-Sunta locality in South Darfur State - Sudan, 2019/2020: a teaching case-study

  • Date of Publication: December 03, 2020
  • Category: Case-studies
  • Name of Journal: The Pan American Medical Journal
  • Authors: Leena El-Samani, Razan Abdalla Taha, Yousef Khader
  • Abstract: Diphtheria is a highly contagious and potentially life-threatening bacterial infection caused by Corynebacterium species; most commonly by toxin-producing Corynebacterium diphtheria. Over the past 10 years, approximately 4000 to 8000 cases have been reported with a case fatality ratio of up to 10%. With the introduction of diphtheria vaccine (DTP; Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis), the morbidity and mortality rates of diphtheria have substantially decreased. However, poor coverage of vaccination in developing countries has led to numerous...

An overview of the sexual and reproductive health status and service delivery among Syrian refugees in Jordan, nine years since the crisis: a systematic literature review

  • Date of Publication: October 28, 2020
  • Category: Reproductive Health
  • Name of Journal: Reproductive Health
  • Authors: Mirwais Amiri, Ieman M El-Mowafi, Tala Chahien, Hind Yousef, Loulou Hassan Kobeissi
  • Abstract: Background: The Syrian refugee crisis has led to massive displacement into neighboring countries including Jordan. This crisis has caused a significant strain on the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to the host communities and Syrian refugees. The Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a standard package of services that should be implemented at the onset of an emergency. Due to their importance in protracted humanitarian crisis, this systematic review aimed to assess the utilization of SRH and MISP after 9 years of the...