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Taliban ban on jabs may trigger COVID-19 spike [NEW DELHI] Given the Taliban’s hostility to vaccinations, WHO and medical experts fear a rapid and uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in Afghanistan will await the formation of a new government led by the ‘Islamic Scholars’. The WHO recorded 152,411 confirmed cases...

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Intimate partner violence among Arab women before and during the COVID-19 lockdown. Introduction: Intimate partner violence (IPV) remains a serious human rights violation and an important health concern during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The study aims to estimate the proportion of IPV among adult Arab women before and during the COVID-19 lockdown and to identify its possible...

Three decades of healthcare system reform in Iran from the perspective of universal health coverage: a macro-qualitative study. Background: The healthcare system in Iran has undergone several reforms to achieve the objectives of universal health coverage (UHC). Some reforms have delivered positive benefits, however, still many challenges remain. Hence, the current study assessed the progress and outcomes of these reforms...

Risk factors of anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis among residents in endemic communities in southeast of Iran in 2019. Introduction: In this study, we aimed to identify the risk factors associated with the incidence of A.C.L in three endemic areas of Kerman City. Moreover, the residents' knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards A.C.L were assessed. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was...

Regulatory standards and processes for over-the-counter availability of hormonal contraception and drugs for medical abortion in five countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The World Health Organization 2019 WHO consolidated guideline on self-care interventions for health: sexual and reproductive health and rights includes recommendations on self-administration of injectable contraception, over-the-counter (OTC) oral contraception and self-management of medical...

Perception of the health surveillance users on the health electronic surveillance network (HESN), Saudi Arabia, 2016. Background: The established aim of the Saudi Health Electronic Surveillance Network (HESN) is to support the prevention and control of different health events, and to facilitate the delivery of other public health programs. This study aims to evaluate the perceptions of active HESN users regarding...

Gearing up for PrEP in the Middle East and North Africa: an initial look at willingness to take PrEP among young men who have sex with men in Beirut, Lebanon. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is one of only two global regions where rates of HIV are currently on the rise. In Lebanon, new HIV infections are increasing most rapidly among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). While, the majority of YMSM in Lebanon report having recently engaged in...


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Observations on some ethnomedicinal plants of Jharkhand. This chapter describes the indigenous knowledge associated with medicinal plants used by the tribal people of Jharkhand. During an ethnobotanical survey, 100 plants were recorded. Such information can be utilized to improve the economy of the tribes by organizing the systematic collection of...

Nutritive and health value of camel meat. This book chapter examines the nutritive value and the availability of muscle bioactive compounds in camel meat. The proximate composition, moisture content, protein content, fat content, ash content, amino acid composition, bioactive compounds, fatty acid composition, mineral composition, and...

Uses, consumption and utilization. Chickpea consumption in India, Australia, USA, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Africa, Arab Countries, China, Myanmar and Nepal are described in this chapter. Food preparations from chickpea, and methods of chickpea processing in India and other countries are presented. Tabulated data on the...

 

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The impact of camel disease on human welfare in East Africa. Despite being relatively neglected as a livestock species in most of the world, the dromedary camel is highly valued in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa - especially East Africa. This paper reviews the ways in which camel diseases impact human welfare in East Africa by discussing how diseases...

Systematic review and meta-analyses of cases and deaths associated with highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in humans and poultry. From 2003 to date (2015), confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 outbreaks in poultry and humans have been reported, however, certain quantitative parameters remain lacking. We obtained 846 reports of HPAI H5N1 outbreaks in poultry in Africa (2006-2015), and 844 reports in humans...

 

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