Table of contents

  1. Jawad Fares, Hamza A. Salhab, Mohamad Y. Fares, Hussein H. Khachfe, Youssef Fares
  2. Soha El-Halabi, Salla Atkins, Lana Al-Soufi, Tarik Derrough, Lucie Laflamme, Ziad El-Khatib
  3. Hoda Rashad, Sherine Shawky, Zeinab Khadr, Shible Sahbani, Mohamed Afifi
  4. Al Johara M. AlQuaiz, Ambreen Kazi
  5. Tala Ballouz, Nesrine Rizk, Souha S Kanj
  6. Samer Hammoudeh, Wessam Gadelhaq, Ibrahim A. Janahi
  7. Yousef Saleh Khader, Moawiah Khatatbeh, Oumaima Mohammed-Salah Aouididi
  8. Yousef S. Khader, Mohammad Alyahya, Anwar Batieha
  9. Mohamed Lemine Cheikh Brahim AHMED, Jorg Heukelbach
  10. Mathilde Sengoelge, Lucie Laflamme, Abdullah Al-Maniri, Ziad El-Khatib
  11. Layth Mula-Hussain, Hayder Alabedi, Fawaz Al-Alloosh, Anmar Alharganee
  12. Sami Mukhdari Mushta, Gulam Khandaker, Rosalie Power, Nadia Badawi
  13. Kenneth D. Ward, Weiyu Chen
  14. Mohammad AL Jabery, Diana Arabiat
  15. Yousser Mohammad, Mirna Waked, Agnes Hamzaoui
  16. Ghassan S. Abu-Sittah, Rawad S. Chalhoub
  17. M. Daniel Flecknoe, Mohammed Jawad, Samia Latif, Bayad Nozad
  18. Jawad Fares, Hussein H. Khachfe, Mohamad Y. Fares, Hamza A. Salhab, Youssef Fares
  19. Tamer S. Aboushanab, Saud M. AlSanad
  20. Hamed Al Sinawi, Tareq Qassem, Ahmed Al Harrasi
  21. Nawar M. Shara
  22. Mohamed Abdulaziz Al Dawish, Asirvatham Alwin Robert
  23. Yaser Y. Issa, Akram Amro, Raghad K. Rajabi
  24. Ahmad Amro, Omar Hamarsheh
  25. Sarah Dalibalta, Gareth Davison
  26. A. Abyad, Sonia Ouali Hammami
  27. Amal Saad-Hussein, Khadiga S. Ibrahim
  28. C. El Jabari, L. Adwan
  29. Amani Salem Alqahtani, Amal Mohammed Alshahrani, Harunor Rashid
  30. Hamid Yahya Hussain, Waleed Hassan Al Faisal
  31. Anastasia Samara, Pernille T. Andersen, Arja R. Aro
  32. Caroline Barakat, Susan Yousufzai
  33. Sara Alosaimy, Bashayer Alshehri, Raniah Aljadeed, Rana Aljadeed, Dima Alnahas, Nada Alsuhebany et al.
  34. Hiam Chemaitelly, Sarwat Mahmud, Ghina R. Mumtaz, Lenka Benova, Houssein H. Ayoub, Silva P. Kouyoumjian et al.
  35. Huda Omer Basaleem, Khaled Abdulla Al-Sakkaf, Amen Ahmed Bawazir
  36. Maher Khdour, Hussein Hallak, Hani Abdeen

About this book


This handbook examines health and medical care in the Arab world from a systems biology approach. It features comprehensive coverage that includes details of key social, environmental, and cultural determinants. In addition, the contributors also investigate the developed infrastructure that manages and delivers health care and medical solutions throughout the region.
More than 25 sections consider all aspects of health, from cancer to hormone replacement therapy, from the use of medications to vitamin deficiency in emergency medical care. Chapters highlight essential areas in the wellbeing and care of this population. These topics include women’s health care, displaced and refugee women’s health needs, childhood health, social and environmental causes of disease, health systems and health management, and a wide range of diseases of various body systems. This resource also explores issues related to access and barriers to health delivery throughout the region.
Health in the Arab world is complex and rapidly changing. The health burden in the region is distributed unevenly based on gender, location, as well as other factors. In addition, crises such as armed conflicts and an expanding migrant population place additional stress on systems and providers at all levels. This timely resource will help readers better understand all these major issues and more. It will serve as an ideal guide for researchers in various biological disciplines, public health, and regulatory agencies.


Arab speaking nations Health care systems Systems biology Health determinants Public health Mental and Psychological Health Women’s Health Health need of displaced and refugee population Social determinants of health Environmental causes of disease Obesity and systems biology Reproduction and fertility Palliative care systems and hospices Childhood diseases Infectious diseases Smoking, cancer and cardiovascular diseases Musculoskeletal Dermatology Ophthalmology Healthcare in the workplace

Editors and affiliations

  • Ismail Laher
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Pharmacology TherapeuticsUniversity of British Colombia Dept. Pharmacology TherapeuticsVANCOUVERCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74365-3
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Public Health