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Research

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

The Role of the Global Health Development/Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network and the Eastern Mediterranean Field Epidemiology Training Programs in Preparedness for COVID-19

  • Date of Publication: March 27, 2020
  • Category: Field Epidemiology Training programs
  • Name of Journal: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
  • Authors: Mohannad Al Nsour, Haitham Bashier, Abulwahed Al Serouri, Elfatih Malik, Yousef Khader, Khwaja Saeed, Aamer Ikram, Abdalla Mohammed Abdalla, Abdelmounim Belalia, Bouchra Assarag, Mirza Amir Baig,  Sami Almudarra, Kamal Arqoub, Shahd Osman, Ilham Abu-Khader, Dana Shalabi, Yasir Majeed,
  • Abstract: The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the current COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern on January 30, 2020. Countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) have a high vulnerability and variable capacity to respond to outbreaks. Many of these countries addressed the need for increasing capacity in the areas of surveillance and rapid response to public health threats. Moreover, countries addressed the need for communication strategies that direct the public to actions for self- and community protection....

Networking for applied field epidemiology - Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) Conference 2011

  • Date of Publication: March 27, 2020
  • Category: Field Epidemiology Training programs
  • Name of Journal: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal
  • Authors: M Al Nsour, R Kaiser
  • Abstract: On the occasion of the second Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) conference that was held from 6-9 December 2011 in Sharm Al Sheikh, Egypt, this article introduces EMPHNET and its role to link Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETP) in the region. The paper briefly describes the changing epidemiology situation in the region to illustrate the urgent need to strengthen public health systems and to build up the epidemiologist workforce.

The Role of the Global Health Development/Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network and the Eastern Mediterranean Field Epidemiology Training Programs in Preparedness for COVID-19

  • Date of Publication: March 27, 2020
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Name of Journal: JMIR Public Health Surveillance
  • Authors: Mohannad Al Nsour, Haitham Bashier, Abulwahed Al Serouri, Elfatih Malik, Yousef Khader, Khwaja Saeed, Aamer Ikram, Abdalla Mohammed Abdalla, Abdelmounim Belalia, Bouchra Assarag, Mirza Amir Baig, Sami Almudarra, Kamal Arqoub, Shahd Osman, Ilham Abu-Khader, Dana Shalabi, Yasir Majeed
  • Abstract: The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the current COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern on January 30, 2020. Countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) have a high vulnerability and variable capacity to respond to outbreaks. Many of these countries addressed the need for increasing capacity in the areas of surveillance and rapid response to public health threats. Moreover, countries addressed the need for communication strategies that direct the public to actions for self- and community protection....

The Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network: A Resource for Improving Public Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

  • Date of Publication: March 27, 2020
  • Category: Field Epidemiology Training programs
  • Name of Journal: JMIR Public Health Surveillance
  • Authors: Mohannad Al Nsour, PhD
  • Abstract: Countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) face many challenges in terms of improving population health and progressing toward sustainable development goals (SDGs). This paper aims to describe the approach taken by the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) to help strengthen health systems in the EMR and enable progress toward sustainable development targets, the tools it used, and its achievements. The EMPHNET is a nonprofit organization that has worked to support EMR countries in strengthening their public health...

Trend of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Jordan From 2010 to 2016: Retrospective Study

  • Date of Publication: March 24, 2020
  • Category: Infectious diseases, Polio, Emerging and Re-emerging Infections
  • Name of Journal: JMIR Public Health Surveillance
  • Authors: Mohammad Alhawarat, Yousef Khader, Bassam Shadfan, Nasser Kaplan, Ibrahim Iblan
  • Abstract: Background: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in the Middle East, with countries such as Syria reporting high incidence rates. Objective: This study aimed to assess the trends in the incidence of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Jordan from 2010 to 2016. Methods: This retrospective study included all cases of CL that had been reported to the Leishmaniasis Surveillance System in the Department of Communicable Diseases at the Jordan Ministry of Health during the period from 2010 to 2016. A total of 1243 cases were reported and met the...

The Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) Surveillance System in Yemen, 2010-2015: Descriptive Study Based on Secondary Data Analysis

  • Date of Publication: December 06, 2019
  • Category: Surveillance
  • Name of Journal: JMIR Public Health Surveillance
  • Authors: Khaled Abdullah Almoayed, Ali Bin Break, Mutahar Al-Qassimi, Ali Assabri, Yousef Khader 
  • Abstract: Background: Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance is an essential strategy for poliovirus eradication. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the performance of the AFP surveillance system in Yemen from 2010 to 2015, identify components that require strengthening, and compare the indicators by year and governorates. Methods: This descriptive study was based on secondary analysis of AFP surveillance data reported during 2010-2015 from all Yemeni governorates. The World Health Organization (WHO) minimum performance standards were used...