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
  14. Sami Mukhdari Mushta, Gulam Khandaker, Rosalie Power, Nadia Badawi
  15. Kenneth D. Ward, Weiyu Chen
  16. Mohammad AL Jabery, Diana Arabiat
  17. Yousser Mohammad, Mirna Waked, Agnes Hamzaoui
  18. Ghassan S. Abu-Sittah, Rawad S. Chalhoub
  19. M. Daniel Flecknoe, Mohammed Jawad, Samia Latif, Bayad Nozad
  20. Jawad Fares, Hussein H. Khachfe, Mohamad Y. Fares, Hamza A. Salhab, Youssef Fares
  21. Tamer S. Aboushanab, Saud M. AlSanad
  22. Hamed Al Sinawi, Tareq Qassem, Ahmed Al Harrasi
  23. Nawar M. Shara
  24. Mohamed Abdulaziz Al Dawish, Asirvatham Alwin Robert
  25. Yaser Y. Issa, Akram Amro, Raghad K. Rajabi
  26. Ahmad Amro, Omar Hamarsheh
  27. Sarah Dalibalta, Gareth Davison
  28. A. Abyad, Sonia Ouali Hammami
  29. Amal Saad-Hussein, Khadiga S. Ibrahim
  30. C. El Jabari, L. Adwan
  31. Amani Salem Alqahtani, Amal Mohammed Alshahrani, Harunor Rashid
  32. Hamid Yahya Hussain, Waleed Hassan Al Faisal
  33. Anastasia Samara, Pernille T. Andersen, Arja R. Aro
  34. Caroline Barakat, Susan Yousufzai
  35. Sara Alosaimy, Bashayer Alshehri, Raniah Aljadeed, Rana Aljadeed, Dima Alnahas, Nada Alsuhebany et al.
  36. Hiam Chemaitelly, Sarwat Mahmud, Ghina R. Mumtaz, Lenka Benova, Houssein H. Ayoub, Silva P. Kouyoumjian et al.

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 Reference Module Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74365-3