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Research

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

The trend of measles in Afghanistan

  • Date of Publication: May 15, 2020
  • Category: Case-studies
  • Name of Journal: The Pan African Medical Journal
  • Authors: Homeira Nishat, Iqbal Aman, Farahnaz Ibrahimi, Ajmal Zahed, Yousef Khader, Malak A Shaheen
  • Abstract: Measles is a highly contagious disease-prone vaccine-preventable disease characterized by a maculopapular rash. It continues to be a common and sometimes fatal disease in developing countries. In Afghanistan, it causes many outbreaks in areas with low vaccine coverage. Measles itself is one of the leading causes of death among young children, even though a safe and cost-effective vaccine is available. In July 2018, the Ministry of Public Health reported 198 outbreaks and 6654 confirmed measles cases. The cause of the increasing number of...

Epidemiology of malaria in Khartoum, Sudan: a teaching case-study

  • Date of Publication: May 15, 2020
  • Category: Case-studies
  • Name of Journal: The Pan African Medical Journal
  • Authors: Haitham Bashier, Elfatih Malik, Yousef Khader, Malak A Shaheen
  • Abstract: Malaria is among the top leading causes of mortality and morbidity throughout the globe, where Sudan bears a significant burden of the disease. The disease epidemiology has been noticeably changed in the last decade. Many environmental, behavioral, and managerial factors have contributed to the change in the trend. The trainees are planned to develop a risk reduction framework for Malaria in Sudan, taking Khartoum state as an example. The participants are expected to analyze the trend of Malaria through the period of 2006 to 2011, assess...

Survival Rate of Gastric Cancer Patients in Jordan: Secondary Data Analysis

  • Date of Publication: May 04, 2020
  • Category: Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Name of Journal: JMIR Public Health Surveillance
  • Authors: Ashraf Aqel # 1, Yousef Khader 2, Kamal Arqoub 3, Omar Nimri 3
  • Abstract: Background: Gastric cancer accounts for 2.7% of all newly diagnosed cancer cases in Jordan. Objective: The aim of this study was to calculate the survival rate and its determinants among Jordanian patients who were diagnosed with gastric cancer between 2010 and 2014. Methods: A descriptive study was conducted based on secondary analysis of data from the Jordan Cancer Registry during the period of 2010-2014. Only cancer-related deaths were recorded as "death" in the survival analysis. Results: A total of 1388 new cases of gastric cancer...

Dentists’ Awareness, Perception, and Attitude Regarding COVID-19 and Infection Control: Cross-Sectional Study Among Jordanian Dentists

  • Date of Publication: April 09, 2020
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Name of Journal: JMIR Public Health Surveillance
  • Authors: Yousef Khader, SCD, Mohannad Al Nsour, PhD, Ola Barakat Al-Batayneh, FRACDS, Rami Saadeh, PhD, Haitham Bashier, PhD, Mahmoud Alfaqih, PhD, Sayer Al-Azzam, PhD, and Bara’ Abdallah AlShurman, MSc
  • Abstract: Background Despite the availability of prevention guidelines and recommendations on infection control, many dental practices lack the minimum requirements for infection control. Objective This study aimed to assess the level of awareness, perception, and attitude regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and infection control among Jordanian dentists. Methods The study population consisted of dentists who worked in private clinics, hospitals, and health centers in Jordan. An online questionnaire was sent to a sample of Jordanian...

Iraq Mass Gathering Preparedness and Public Health Recommendations

  • Date of Publication: April 08, 2020
  • Category: Mass Gathering
  • Name of Journal: JMIR Public Health Surveillance
  • Authors: Mohannad Al Nsour, PhD 
  • Abstract: Iraq is the host to the largest Eastern Mediterranean Region’s religious mass gathering. In the last decade, the number of people visiting Karbala on the anniversary of Imam Husseyn’s death has increased considerably from year to year. According to 2014 estimates, Karbala City has a local population of approximately 1.1 million individuals in an area of approximately 43.7 km2 [1]. Millions of people gather at the “Arbaeenia” gathering in Karbala to mark this important event. The approximate number of visitors has increased from 3 million...

Occupational Exposure to Needle Stick Injuries and Hepatitis B Vaccination Coverage Among Clinical Laboratory Staff in Sana'a, Yemen: Cross-Sectional Study

  • Date of Publication: March 31, 2020
  • Category: Others
  • Name of Journal: JMIR Public Health Surveillance
  • Authors: Nabil Al-Abhar 1 2, Ghuzlan Saeed Moghram 3, Eshrak Abdulmalek Al-Gunaid 2, Abdulwahed Al Serouri 1, Yousef Khader 4
  • Abstract: Background: Laboratory staff handling blood or biological samples are at risk for accidental injury or exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccinations for laboratory staff can minimize these risks. Objective: The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of occupational exposure to needle stick injuries (NSIs) and assess HBV vaccination coverage among clinical laboratory staff in Sana'a, Yemen. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among clinical laboratory staff who were involved in handling...