Middle East Public Health

Tobacco, a threat to development


This post was written by our partner LAMSA.

In 1988, the World Health Organization Assembly passed Resolution WHA42.19, calling for an around the world celebration on May 31, every year, a World No Tobacco Day, to “draw global attention to

Zika virus: is Lebanon at risk?


On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization’s public health emergency committee declared the spread of the emerging infectious disease caused by the Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern.

Since the confirmation by the Pan American …

Migrant Crisis: The impact of adverse behavior on health


The impact of war on the population’s mental health, including the refugees among them, is now established.

The most frequent mental disorders encountered are Acute Stress Disorder, depression, psychosomatic diseases (insomnia, chronic pain…) and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD).

In …

Medical waste management: A challenge for Middle Eastern countries


The healthcare sector is an important producer of waste and hazardous waste, the volume of which is exponentially increasing with the patient-centered approach and diversity of medical services (development of medical subspecialties, new interventional technologies, computerization (e-waste) of the procedures, …

MENA: A fertile ground for legal and illegal tobacco trade


Illicit trafficking is a global threat.  It concerns a wide range of merchandises including weapons, drugs, pharmaceutical products, software, luxury products, tobacco, in addition to human trafficking. Benefits from illicit products could be partially or, in certain cases, entirely used …

Middle East Public Health


Public Health can be regarded as a major and complex geopolitical challenge. This is particularly true for developing countries in the Middle East. Notable progress has been achieved since the 1990s throughout the region, and in particular in middle- and …

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