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Research

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

An outbreak of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis cases amongst the same family living in a rural area in Morocco, July-2017: a teaching case-study

  • Date of Publication: August 04, 2020
  • Category: Case-studies
  • Name of Journal: The Pan African Medical Journal
  • Authors: Ilham Dahbi, Houda Moumni, Souaad Hassani, Assarag Bouchra, Adnan Tazi
  • Abstract: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a public health priority in Morocco, especially after the medical delegation of the province was acknowledged about confirmed MDR-TB cases. An investigation was conducted in Morocco to identify the characteristics of the reported cases and evaluate the undertaken response measures. Information about confirmed MDR-TB cases was collected by the Epidemiology Department of Health via the consultation registry and medical records. Additionally, a home survey with interviews of cases and contacts...

Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance system in Lebanon: a teaching case-study

  • Date of Publication: August 04, 2020
  • Category: Case-studies
  • Name of Journal: The Pan African Medical Journal
  • Authors: Hala Abou Naja, Nada Ghosn
  • Abstract: Lebanon has been declared polio-free since 2002. In 2003, following an imported polio case, national campaigns succeeded to contain the virus with no further cases. Since 2013, the risk of poliovirus importation became concrete. Several risk factors linked to the Syrian crisis were illustrated including wild poliovirus type 1 outbreak in Syria in 2013-2014, huge Syrian population influx into Lebanon due to insecurity, and circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak in Syria in 2017. Hence, there is continuous need to...

Risk factors of stillbirths: a teaching case-study

  • Date of Publication: August 03, 2020
  • Category: Case-studies
  • Name of Journal: The Pan African Medical Journal
  • Authors: Abdulwahed Al Serouri, Maha Obadi, Mohammad Al Amad, Ratiba Taher, Mohammed Qayad, Yousef Khader
  • Abstract: Stillbirth has been referred to as the ‘silent epidemic’ with more than 7,178 deaths a day. The stillbirth rate in developing countries is approximately 10 times that of developed countries (29 vs. 3 per 1000 births). The United Nations´ Every Newborn Action Plan has set a goal of 12 stillbirths per 1000 births by 2030 for all countries. Although, the causes of stillbirth are complex as there are many contributing and interacting factors, the majority of stillbirths are preventable. The stillbirth rate in Yemen is 29 per 1000 live birth...

Measles outbreak investigation, Lebanon, 2018: a teaching-case study student´s guide

  • Date of Publication: August 03, 2020
  • Category: Case-studies
  • Name of Journal: The Pan African Medical Journal
  • Authors: Lina Chaito, Mona Beaini, Nada Ghosn
  • Abstract: Measles is a highly contagious vaccine-preventable disease that affects susceptible individuals and can lead to serious complications and death among young children. Despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine in Lebanon, measles immunization coverage rates have fallen far below the recommended threshold that is necessary to prevent illness and outbreaks. Lebanon has witnessed several measles outbreaks in recent history. In 1997-1998, an outbreak in the north of Lebanon caused 980 measles cases and led to 3 deaths. In...

Infection prevention and control for the MERS-COV, 2019: a teaching case-study student´s guide

  • Date of Publication: August 03, 2020
  • Category: Case-studies
  • Name of Journal: The Pan African Medical Journal
  • Authors: Amal Al-Nafisi, Abdulaziz Almutair, Sami Al-Mudarra
  • Abstract: The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a viral respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus that was first identified in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in 2012. On the 12th of February 2019, the Ministry of Health (MOH) represented by the Control and Command Center (CCC) reported an increase in MERS-CoV cases in Wadi Al-Dawasir Province, KSA, which in conjunction with the camel mating season. The CCC confirmed that the epidemiological surveillance field teams at the Ministry of Environment, Water and...

Real-time surveillance of infectious diseases and other health conditions during the arbaeenia mass gathering, Kerbala, Iraq, 2016: a teaching case-study

  • Date of Publication: August 03, 2020
  • Category: Case-studies
  • Name of Journal: The Pan African Medical Journal
  • Authors: Inam Hameed
  • Abstract: The Arbaeenia mass gathering (MG) is considered the largest religious MG in Iraq and occurs annually in the city of Kerbala with participation of several million visitors from different countries and most Iraqi provinces. This MG places attendants at a significant risk for contracting communicable diseases, sustaining injuries, and facing complications of health problems related to chronic diseases due to overcrowding and intensive physical activity. The goal of this case study to build the capacity of trainees on how to improve the...