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Country Name AFGHANISTAN
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Year of Establishment

2019

Accreditation Status

NA

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Advanced FETP

NA

Intermediate FETP

107

Basic FETP

NA

No. of Conducted Outbreak Investigation

34

No. of Manuscripts Published

2

No. of FETP Participated in International Conferences

5

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Country Name BANGLADESH
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Year of Establishment

2013

Accreditation Status

NA

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Advanced FETP

46

Advanced FETP-Vet

6

Intermediate FETP

NA

Basic FETP

97

No. of Conducted Outbreak Investigation

212

No. of Manuscripts Published

8

No. of FETP Participated in International Conferences

30

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Year of Establishment

1993

Accreditation Status

Accredited

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Advanced FETP

175

Intermediate FETP

39

Basic FETP

103

No. of Conducted Outbreak Investigation

200

No. of Manuscripts Published

66

No. of FETP Participated in International Conferences

50

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Year of Establishment

2010

Accreditation Status

NA

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76

Intermediate FETP

54

Basic FETP

226

No. of Conducted Outbreak Investigation

387

No. of Manuscripts Published

116

No. of FETP Participated in International Conferences

143

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Year of Establishment 1998
Accreditation Status NA
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Advanced FETP

109

Intermediate FETP

NA

Basic FETP

17

No. of Conducted Outbreak Investigation

92

No. of Manuscripts Published

27

No. of FETP Participated in International Conferences

35

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Year of Establishment 2022
Accreditation Status NA
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Advanced FETP

NA

Intermediate FETP

NA

Basic FETP

15

No. of Conducted Outbreak Investigation

NA

No. of Manuscripts Published

NA

No. of FETP Participated in International Conferences

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Year of Establishment

2010

Accreditation Status

Accredited

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Advanced FETP

101

Intermediate FETP

30

Basic FETP

68

No. of Conducted Outbreak Investigation

215

No. of Manuscripts Published

12

No. of FETP Participated in International Conferences

70

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Year of Establishment 2022
Accreditation Status NA
Visit Oman FETP NA

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NA

Intermediate FETP

NA

Basic FETP

24

No. of Conducted Outbreak Investigation

NA

No. of Manuscripts Published

NA

No. of FETP Participated in International Conferences

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Year of Establishment

2006

Accreditation Status

Accredited

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Advanced FELTP

246

Intermediate FELTP

NA

Basic FELTP

290

No. of Conducted Outbreak Investigation

719

No. of Manuscripts Published

166

No. of FELTP Participated in International Conferences

240

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Country Name SAUDI ARABIA
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Year of Establishment

1989

Accreditation Status

NA

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Advanced FETP

181

Intermediate FETP

NA

Basic FETP

60

No. of Conducted Outbreak Investigation

134

No. of Manuscripts Published

397

No. of FETP Participated in International Conferences

464

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Year of Establishment

2017

Accreditation Status

NA

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Advanced FETP

14

Intermediate FETP

11

Basic FETP

112

No. of Conducted Outbreak Investigation

59

No. of Manuscripts Published

5

No. of FETP Participated in International Conferences

6

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Year of Establishment

2017

Accreditation Status

NA

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NA

Intermediate FETP

37

Basic FETP

38

No. of Conducted Outbreak Investigation

33

No. of Manuscripts Published

1

No. of FETP Participated in International Conferences

3

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Year of Establishment

2011

Accreditation Status

NA

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57

Intermediate FETP

NA

Basic FETP

350

No. of Conducted Outbreak Investigation

87

No. of Manuscripts Published

49

No. of FETP Participated in International Conferences

120

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Research

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

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...

Public Health Surveillance Systems in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Bibliometric Analysis of Scientific Literature

  • Date of Publication: November 01, 2021
  • Category: Surveillance
  • Name of Journal: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
  • Authors: Randa K Saad, Mohannad Al Nsour, Yousef Khader, Magid Al Gunaid
  • Abstract: The Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) hosts some of the world's worst humanitarian and health crises. The implementation of health surveillance in this region has faced multiple constraints. New and novel approaches in surveillance are in a constant state of high and immediate demand. Identifying the existing literature on surveillance helps foster an understanding of scientific development and thus potentially supports future development directions. Objective: This study aims to illustrate the scientific production, quantify the...

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 Advanced Field Epidemiology Training Programs in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: A Multi-Country Study

  • Date of Publication: July 22, 2021
  • Category: Field Epidemiology Training programs
  • Name of Journal: Frontiers in Public Health
  • Authors: Mohannad Al Nsour, Yousef Khader, Haitham Bashier, Majd Alsoukhni
  • Abstract: Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) are competency-based training programs aiming to strengthen the epidemiologic capacity of the public health workforce. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the advanced FETPs in the Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) and ascertain whether the expected objectives of the programs are met. A descriptive study was conducted based on Kirkpatrick's model for evaluating training programs. Data were collected from FETP graduates and FETP technical advisers on the practices of FETP graduates, their...

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...