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. Jamila Abuidhail, Sanaa Abujilban, Lina Mrayan
  7. Samer Hammoudeh, Wessam Gadelhaq, Ibrahim A. Janahi
  8. Yousef Saleh Khader, Moawiah Khatatbeh, Oumaima Mohammed-Salah Aouididi
  9. Yousef S. Khader, Mohammad Alyahya, Anwar Batieha
  10. Ammar Ahmed Siddiqui, Junaid Amin, Freah Alshammary, Eman Afroze, Sameer Shaikh, Hassaan Anwer Rathore et al.
  11. Mohamed Lemine Cheikh Brahim AHMED, Jorg Heukelbach
  12. Mathilde Sengoelge, Lucie Laflamme, Abdullah Al-Maniri, Ziad El-Khatib
  13. Layth Mula-Hussain, Hayder Alabedi, Fawaz Al-Alloosh, Anmar Alharganee

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

About the editors

Ismail Laher graduated from the University of London (UK) and continued his studies in pharmacology at the University of British Columbia (Canada) and University of Vermont (USA). His research interests are in determinants of vascular function in health and disease. He has published over 170 peer reviewed research articles and is also the Editor of a 5 volume reference collection “Systems Biology of Free Radicals and Antioxidants” (published by Springer Verlag).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Healthcare in the Arab World
  • Editors Ismail Laher
  • DOI
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-74365-3
  • Edition Number 0
  • Number of Pages , 0
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
    Medical Sociology
    Biomedicine, general
    Quality of Life Research
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Public Health