Middle East

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Filling the Middle Eastern Gaps in the Human Genome

Establishing a more diverse genomics landscape could enhance diagnostics and patient care

Women’s Labor-Force Participation in the Middle East

How to bridge workplace gender gaps in the region

Environment

A Holy River at Risk

The iconic Jordan River is threatened by pollution, overuse, and climate change, but efforts are underway to save it

Poverty

The War on Childhood in Yemen

Halcyon summers have given way to famine, conflict, and loss

Governance

How Congo's 2018 Ebola Outbreak Can Inform the Middle East's Response to COVID-19

Countries in the MENA region can learn from both the successes and failures of past outbreaks in conflict zones

Governance

A New Era for Health Policy and Systems Research

It is now time to boost and embed health policy and systems research to handle crucial questions related to COVID-19

Migration

Coronavirus, War, and Yemen in Between: A Recipe for Disaster

Without a collective effort to suppress COVID-19 in conflict zones, people in those areas will pay the highest price

Governance

Coronavirus in the Middle East

A look at COVID-19 in seven countries, some fragile or failed, which illustrates many of the problems the region faces

Trade

Coronavirus in Iran—An Isolated Response?

As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, will Tehran wean itself off suspicions and collaborate in efforts to control the virus?

Environment

What to do About Type 2

Aging, obesity, and poor diet are driving the diabetes epidemic worldwide—and so is air pollution

Poverty

A Tribute to Peter Salama, a Champion of People in Fragile States and War-Torn Places

Original director of WHO Health Emergencies Program, he fought against Ebola and for Universal Health Coverage worldwide

Food

The Market, the Clinic, the Lung, and the Lab

An interview with University of Iowa expert Stanley Perlman on what we know and what we don’t about the new coronavirus

Gender

Baby in a Bomb Shelter

Oscar nominated documentary “For Sama” gives powerful if gruesome glimpse of what it’s like to raise a kid in a war zone