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Burden of Childhood Infectious Diseases in the Arab World

  • Mohamed Lemine Cheikh Brahim AHMEDEmail author
  • Jorg Heukelbach
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Abstract

Infectious diseases are leading causes of morbidity and mortality among children under 5 years of age in the developing world, with varying degrees of burden throughout the regions. The Arab world consists of 22 countries with different levels of health financing and availability of human resources. This chapter reviews the burden of infectious diseases in the Arab world, with a focus on pneumonia and diarrheal diseases in children under 5 years of age, and is based on data published during the last 27 years.

Keywords

Infectious diseases Childhood Arab world 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Lemine Cheikh Brahim AHMED
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jorg Heukelbach
    • 2
  1. 1.The Mauritanian Association for Scientific Research Development (AMDRS) and Unity of Molecular Epidemiology and Diversity of Microorganisms, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences and TechniquesUniversity of Nouakchott El-AsriyaNouakchottMauritania
  2. 2.Department of Community Health, School of MedicineFederal University of CearáFortalezaBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Diana H. Arabiat
    • 1
    • 2
  • Huda Omer Basaleem
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Nursing and MidwiferyEdith Cowan UniversityJoondalupAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of NursingThe University of JordanAmmanJordan
  3. 3.Dept. Community Medicine and Public HealthUniversity of Aden, Faculty of Medicine and Health SciencesAdenYemen

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