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Research

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

The capacity of primary health care centers in Jordan to manage hypertension: areas for improvement

  • Date of Publication: October 26, 2020
  • Category: Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Name of Journal: Journal of Human Hypertension
  • Authors: Omar Al-Hadeethi,  Mohannad Al Nsour,  Yousef Khader,  Osama Khaled Alkhlaifat,  Hanin Al Jawaldeh &  Aseel Hayajneh 
  • Abstract: The assessment of the capacity of Primary Health Care (PHC) settings for the management of hypertension is essential to identify areas for improving management outcomes. This study aimed to assess the capacity of PHC centers in Jordan to manage hypertension including the assessment of human resources, equipment, and infrastructure. All comprehensive PHC centers located in Irbid and Mafraq governorates in north of Jordan (n = 23) were assessed. An assessment tool from HEARTS Technical Package was adapted and used for assessment. All centers...

Assessment of Temporary Medical Clinics During the Arbaeenia Mass Gathering at Al-Karkh, Baghdad, Iraq, in 2014: Cross-Sectional Study

  • Date of Publication: September 26, 2020
  • Category: Mass Gathering
  • Name of Journal: JMIR Public Health Surveillance
  • Authors: Faris Lami, Ali Abdalkader Ali, Kareem Fathullah, Hana Abdullatif 
  • Abstract: Background: During mass gatherings, public health services and other medical services should be planned to protect attendees and people living around the venue to minimize the risk of disease transmission. These services are essential components of adequate planning for mass gatherings. The Arbaeenia mass gathering signifies the remembrance of the death of Imam Hussain, celebrated by Shiite Muslims, and takes place in Karbala, which is a city in southern Iraq. This annual mass gathering is attended by millions of people from within and...

Awareness and Preparedness of Field Epidemiology Training Program Graduates to Respond to COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Cross-Sectional Study

  • Date of Publication: September 18, 2020
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Name of Journal: JMIR Medical Education
  • Authors: Mohannad Al Nsour, PhD, Yousef Khader, SCD, Abdulwahed Al Serouri, PhD, Haitham Bashier, PhD, and Shahd Osman, MSc
  • Abstract: Background The Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) is a 2-year training program in applied epidemiology. FETP graduates have contributed significantly to improvements in surveillance systems, control of infectious diseases, and outbreak investigations in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). Objective Considering the instrumental roles of FETP graduates during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, this study aimed to assess their awareness and preparedness to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in three EMR...

A large-scale outbreak of botulism associated with a traditional celebratory Egyptian fish dish in five governorates - Lower Egypt, 2019: a teaching case-study

  • Date of Publication: August 07, 2020
  • Category: Case-studies
  • Name of Journal: The Pan African Medical Journal
  • Authors: Sherif Shamseldein, Mahmoud Azqul, Sahar Samy, Hanem Abdelraoof
  • Abstract: Botulism is a potentially fatal illness caused by the botulinum toxin. Foodborne Botulism is characterized by symmetric descending paralysis of voluntary muscles that can progress to respiratory failure and death. On September 24, 2019, a large Botulism outbreak of 92 cases took place in five governorates in Lower Egypt and was associated with a traditional meal (Feseekh). Feseekh is celebratory Egyptian dish consisting of fermented salted fish that is kept under anaerobic conditions for a long period of time. Case series study was...

Outbreak of cholera in Iraq during a humanitarian crisis, 2015: a teaching case-study

  • Date of Publication: August 06, 2020
  • Category: Case-studies
  • Name of Journal: The Pan African Medical Journal
  • Authors: Omar Al-Hadeethi, Haneen Al-Jawaldeh
  • Abstract: Cholera is an infectious disease caused by the consumption of contaminated food or water with the bacterium Vibrio cholera. V. cholera has many subgroups; only two (O1 and O139) of them can lead to outbreaks. Recent cholera outbreaks were all caused by V. cholera O. The availability of safe water and sanitation is vital for controlling transmission of cholera and other waterborne diseases. Several Cholera outbreaks were reported in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) in the last decade, including Afghanistan, Djibouti,...

Outbreak of Rift Valley Fever, River Nile State, Sudan - 2019: a teaching case-study

  • Date of Publication: August 06, 2020
  • Category: Case-studies
  • Name of Journal: The Pan African Medical Journal
  • Authors: Shahd Osman, Amal Taha, Rawia Osama, Alaadein AlKhidir, Rehab Abdallah
  • Abstract: Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a viral zoonosis disease transmitted through a mosquito vector that primarily infects animals but also has the capacity to infect humans. Most human infections are caused by direct or indirect contact with the blood or organs of infected animals. Sudan, like many African countries, is considered endemic for RVF. In 2019, an outbreak took place at the River Nile State of Sudan and continued for six months resulting in the spread of RVF into other states. The goal of this case study is to strengthen the capacity...