Institute of Community and Public Health
Birzeit University
مـعـهـد الصـحـة الـعـامـة و الـمـجـتـمـعـيـة
جــامـعــة بـيـرزيـت

Journal Articles



  • Abdul Rahim H F, Sibai A, Khader Y, Hwalla N, Fadhil I, Alsiyabi H, Mataria A, Mendis S, Mokdad A H and Husseini A. Non -communicable diseases in the Arab world. The Lancet Online. January 2014. Full Text. 
  •  Mason H, Shoaibi A, Ghandour R, O'Flaherty M, Capewell M, Khatib R, Jabr S, Unal B, Sozmen K, Arfa W, Ben Romdhane H, Fouad F, Al-Ali R and Husseini A. A cost effectiveness analysis of salt reduction policies to reduce coronary heart disease in four eastern mediterranean countries. PLOS. Open, 2014. 9 (1). Full Text.


  • Abu Rmeileh, N.M.E., et al., Preventing type 2 diabetes among Palestinians: comparing five future policy scenarios. BMJ Open,2013.3(12). Full Text.
  • Hassan, S. J., Sundby, J., Husseini, A., & Bjertness, E. (2013). Translating Evidence into practice in childbirth: A case from the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Women Birth, Full Text.
  • Maziak W, Nakkash R, Bahelah R, Husseini A, Fanous N, Eissenberg, T. Tobacco in the Arab world: old and new epidemics amidst policy paralysis.Health Policy and Planning. 2013. doi:10.1093/heapol/czt055.


  • Amro Z and Giacaman R. Dignity and its components in Palestinian adolescents and young people: a pilot study. The Lancet Online. October 2012 [abstract].
  • Hassan, S. J., Sundby, J., Husseini, A., & Bjertness, E. (2012). The paradox of vaginal examination practice during normal childbirth: Palestinian women's feelings, opinions, knowledge and experiences. Reprod Health, 9(1), 16.Full Text
  • Wick, L., Hassan, S. (2012). No safe place for childbirth: women and midwives bearing witness, Gaza 2008–09. Reproductive Health Matters, 20(40), 7-15. doi: 10.1016/S0968-8080(12)40648-6. 
  •  Mikki, N.,Shoaibi, A., Khatib, R., & Husseini, A. Assessment of services for diabetes mellitus clinics in Ramallah, West Bank, occupied Palestinian territiory: an evaluation study. The Lancet Online. October 2012 [abstract]. 
  • Abu-Rmeileh, N.M., Husseini, A., Flaherty, M.O., Shoaibi, A., & Capwell, S. Forcasting prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Palestinians to 2030: validation of a predictive model. The Lancet Online. October 2012 [abstract]. 
  • Abu-Rmeileh, N.M., Husseini, A., Flaherty, M.O., Shoaibi, A., Capwell, S., & Husseini, A. Analysing falls in coronary heart disease mortality in the West Bank between 1998 and 2009. BMJ open 2012;2 : e001061. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001061.Full Text.
  • Hassan, S. J., Sundby, J., Husseini, A., & Bjertness, E.Palestinian women's feelings and opinions about vaginal examinations during normal childbirth: an exploratory study.The Lancet online. October 2012.[abstract].PDF.
  • Bowman S, Unwin N, Critchley J, Capewell S, Husseini A, et al. Use of  evidence to support healthy public policy: a policy effectiveness-feasibility loop. Bull World Health Organ 2012; 90: 847-853. doi:10.2471/BLT.12.104968. Full Text.
  • Maziak W, Critchley J, Zaman S, Unwin N, Capwell, S., Bennett, K.,Unal B, Husseini A, Ben Romadhane H and Phillimore P. Mediterramean studies of  cardiovascular disease and hyperglycemia: analytical modeling of population  socio-economic transitions (MedCHAPMS)- rationale and methods. Int J  Public Health (Published online October 31, 2012). doi10.1007/s00038-012-0423-4. PDF.


  •  Ziadni Maisa, Hammoudeh Weeam,  Abu Rmeileh Niveen ME, Hogan Dennis,  Shannon Harry, & Giacaman Rita (2011). Sources of human insecurity in post-war situations. The case of Gaza [online]. Journal of Human Security, 7(3), 23-36. doi: 10.3316/JHS0703023.
  • Abu-Rmeileh NME, Hammoudeh W, Mataria A, Husseini A, Khawaja M, Shannon H, Hogan D, Watt G, Zurayk H, & Giacaman R. Health-related Quality of life of Gaza Palestinians in the aftermath of the winter 2008–09 Israeli attack on the Strip. The European Journal of Public Health 2011; doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckr131.
  • Rabaia Y, Nguyen-Gillham V, & Giacaman R (2011). ‘The Gaza Diamond’: drawings and wishes of Palestinian teenagers. Intervention,  9(1), 44-52. Full Text.
  •   Hassan-Bitar S, & Narrainen S (2011). “Shedding light”on the challenges faced by Palestinian maternal health-care providers.  Midwifery, 27 (2), 154-159. Full Text.
  •   Mikki N, Abdul-Rahim H, Stigum H, & Holmboe-Ottesen G (2011). Anaemia prevalence and associated sociodemographic and dietary factors among   Palestinian adolescents in the West Bank. East Mediterranean Health Journal , 17 (3),  208-217. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R, Rabaia Y, Nguyen-Gillham V, Batniji R, Punamaki RL & Summerfield D (2011). Mental health, social distress and political oppression: The case of the occupied Palestinian territory. Global Public Health, 6(5), 547-559. Full Text.


  •  Ziadni M, Hammoudeh W,  Abu-Rmeileh N,  Hogan D, Shannon H, Giacaman R. Human insecurity and associated factors in the Gaza Strip six months after the winter 2008-09 Israeli attack: a cross-sectional survey. The Lancet online. July 2011[abstract] PDF
  •   Ghandour R, Khatib R.  Variation in service-providers’ prescribing behaviour and policy implications for women with genitourinary tract infections in Ramallah, occupied Palestinian territory. The Lancet online. July 2011 [abstract].  PDF

  • Halileh S, Mahasin F Saleh.  Parental discipline of children: results of a national family health survey in the occupied Palestinian territory. The Lancet  online. July 2011 [abstract]. PDF 
  • Abu-Rmeileh N,  Alderete E, Duque LF, Montoya N3, Pérez-Stable E , Husseini A. Smoking among adolescents and teenagers living under conflict: cross-sectional surveys in three settings. The Lancet  online. July 2011 [abstract]. PDF

  •  Shoaibi A, Khatib R, Husseini A, Khatib R, Mikki N, Shahaduz Z , Phillimore P. Patients’ perceptions of access to care for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus in Ramallah: a qualitative assessment.The Lancet  online. July 2011 [abstract]. PDF



  • Abu-Rmeileh N, Hammoudeh W, & Giacaman R (2010). Humanitarian crisis and social suffering in Gaza Strip: an initial analysis of aftermath of latest Israeli war. Abstract.The Lancet
  • Giacaman R, Rabaia Y, & Nguyen-Gillham V (2010). Domestic and political violence: the Palestinian predicament. The Lancet, 375: 259–60. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R, Rabaia Y, & Nguyen-Gillham V (2010). Palestinian Domestic Violence: Unwarranted Political Conclusions. Author’s Reply. Invited letter. The Lancet,  375: 1253-1254. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R, & Khatib R (2010). The remaining ‘facts on the ground’. Invited commentary.  (The lancet). Full Text.
  • Hassan S, & Wick L (2010). Women in labour and midwives during Israeli assault on Gaza Strip: between bullets and labour pains. The Lancet, Full Text.
  • Mikki N,  Abdul-Rahim, Shi Z, & Holmboe-Ottesen, G (2010). Dietary habits of Palestinian adolescents in three major governorates in the West Bank: a cross-sectional survey. Abstract.The Lancet online,
  • Mikki N, Abdul-Rahim HF, Shi Z, & Holmboe-Ottesen G (2010). Dietary habits of Palestinian adolescents and associated sociodemographic characteristics in Ramallah, Nablus and Hebron governorates. Public Health Nutrition, 13(9),1419–1429. Full Text.
  • Rabaia Y, Giacaman R, & Nguyen-Gillham V (2010). Violence and adolescent mental health in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: A contextual approach. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Supplement to 22(3), 216S–221S. Full Text.
  • Rabaia Y, Nguyen-Gillham V, & Giacaman R (2010). Do victims of violence need psychodynamic treatment? Invited commentary. (Intervention). Full Text.
  • Rabaia Y & Nguyen-Gillham V (2010). The challenges of academic and community partnerships under military occupation and the complexity of power relations. Intervention 8(1), 64 – 71. Full Text.
  • Wick, L (2010). Checkpoints on the long road to Palestinian women's health. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R, Rabaia Y, & Nguyen-Gillham V (2010). Domestic and political violence: the Palestinian predicament. Lancet, 375(9711), 259-60. Full Text.
  • Bjertness E, Nijem K, Husseini A, Giacaman R, Holmboe-Ottesen G, Kristensen P (2010). 15 years of cooperation in research and higher education between the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo and Palestinian institutions. Abstract. The Lancet online.
  • Unwin N, Bennet K, Capewell S, Critchley J, Fouad F, Husseini A, laherty M O’F, Maziak W, Mataria A, Phillimore P, Romdhane H B & Unal B, Zaman S (2010). A policy effectiveness-feasibility loop? Promoting the use of evidence to support the development of healthy public policy. Journal of  Epidemiology and Community Health, 64, A20-A21. Abstract.  

  • Abdul-Rahim HF, Abu-Rmeileh NME, & Wick L (2009). Cesarean section deliveries in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt):An analysis of the 2006 Palestinian Family Health Survey. Health Policy,  93(2-3):151-6. Full Text
  • Abdul Rahim H, Wick L, Halileh S, Hassan-Bitar S, Chekir H, Watt G & Khawaja M. (2009). Maternal and child health in the occupied Palestinian territory. The Lancet, 373(9667), 967-977. Full Text
  • Abu-Zaineh, M, Mataria, A., Luchini, S., & Moatti, JP (2009). Equity in Health Care Finance in Palestine: the Triple Effects Revealed. Journal of Health Economics 28(6):1071-80
  • Batniji R, Rabaia Y, Nguyen-Gillham V, Giacaman R, Sarraj E, Punamaki R-L, Saab H & Boyce W. (2009). Health as human security in the occupied Palestinian territory.  The Lancet, 373(9669), 1133-1143. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R, Khatib R, Shabaneh L,  Ramlawi A, Belgacem S, Sabatinelli G, Khawaja M & Laurance T. (2009). Health status and health services in the occupied Palestinian territory. The Lancet, 373(9666), 837-849. Full Text.
  • Hammoudeh W, Mataria A, Wick L & Giacaman R. (2009). In search of health: Life quality among postpartum Palestinian women. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, 9(2),123-32. Full Text.
  • Husseini A, Abu-Rmeileh N, Mikki N, Ramahi T, Abu Ghoush H, Barghuthi N, Khalili M, Bjertness E, Holmboe-Ottesen G & Jervell J. (2009). Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, and cancer in the occupied Palestinian territory. The Lancet, 373(9668), 1041-1049. Full Text.
  • Jarallah Y. (2009). Domestic Labor in the Gulf Countries. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 7, 3-15.
  • Mataria A, Giacaman R, Stefanini A & Chatterji S. (2009).  The quality of life of Palestinians under a chronic political conflict: assessment and determinants. European Journal of Health Economics, 10, 93-101. Full Text.
  • Mataria A, Khatib R, Donaldson C, Bossert T, Hunter D, Alsayed F & Moatti J-P. (2009). The health care system: assessment and reform agenda. The Lancet, 373(9670), 1207-1217. Full Text.
  • Mikki N, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Wick, L, & Abu-Asab, N. (2009). Cesarean delivery rates, determinants and indications in Maqassed Hospital, Jerusalem, 1993 and 2002. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal,15(4):868-879. Full Text.
  • Ramahi T, Khawaja M, & Abu-Rmeileh NME. Socioeconomic disparities in heart disease in the republic of Lebanon: Findings from a population based study. Heart Asia (accepted for publication 2009).
  • Westberg, J. Making a difference: An interview with Rita Giacaman. Working for health in the occupied Palestinian territory. Education for Health. 2009; 22(3): 1-8. Full Text
  • Mikki N, Abdul-Rahim HF, Awartani F & Holmboe-Ottesen G. (2009). Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of stunting, underweight, and overweight among Palestinian school adolescents (13-15 years) in two major governorates in the West Bank. BMC Public Health, 9:485. Full Text.



  • Abu-Rmeileh N, Husseini A, Abu-Arqoub O, Hamad M & Giacaman R. (2008). Mortality patterns in the West Bank, Palestinian Territories, 1999-2003. Prevenative Chronic Diseases,5(4). Full Text.
  • Giacaman R, Abu-Rmeileh N, Mataria A & Wick L. (2008).  Palestinian women’s pregnancy intentions: analysis and critique of the demographic and health survey 2004. Health Policy, 85(1), 83-93. Full Text.
  • Halileh S, Abu-Rmeileh N, Watt G, Gorden N & Spencer N. (2008). Determinants of birth weight in Palestine: a comparative analysis of males and females. Maternal Child Health Journal, 12(5), 606-12. Full Text.
  • Khatib R, Daoud A, Abu-Rmeileh NME, Mataria A & Mccaig D. (2008).  Medicine utilisation review in selected Non-Governmental Organisations' primary healthcare clinics in the West Bank-Palestine. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Safety, 17(11),1123-30. Full Text.
  • Nguyen-Gillham V, Giacaman R, Naser G & Boyce W. (2008). Normalizing the abnormal: Palestinian youth and the contradictions of resilience in protracted conflict. Health and Social Care in the Community, 16(3), 291–298. Full Text.


  • Abu-Zaineh M, Mataria A, Luchini S & Moatti J-P. (2007). Equity in health care financing in Palestine: the value-Added of the Disaggregate Approach. Social Science and Medicine. Full Text.
  • Al-Khatib I. (2007). Medical waste management in healthcare centers in the occupied Palestinian territory. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13(3), 694-705.  (Arabic)
  • Al-Khatib I & Al-Mitwalli S. (2007).  Restaurant Environment and its possible effects on food safety: a case study of restaurants in a Palestinian district. Jordan Medical Journal, 41(3), 145-152. 
  • Al-Khatib I & Mitwalli S. (2007).  Food sanitation and practices in the restaurants of Ramallah and Al-Bireh district in Palestine. World Health Organization. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R, Abu-Rmeileh N, Husseini A, Saab H & Boyce W. (2007). Humiliation: the invisible trauma of war for Palestinian youth. Public Health, 121(8), 563-571. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R, Abu-Rmeileh N, Husseini A, Saab H & Boyce W. (2007). Response to commentary. Public Health, 121(8), 576-577. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R. (2007). Disturbing distortions. British Medical JournalFull Text.
  • Giacaman R, Mataria A, Nguyen-Gillham V, Abu Safieh R, Stefanini A & Chatterji S. (2007).  Quality of life in the Palestinian context: An inquiry in war-like conditions. Health Policy, 81(1), 68-84. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R, Shannon H, Saab H, Arya N & Boyce W. (2007). Individual and collective exposure to political violence: Palestinian adolescents coping with conflict. European Journal of Public Health, 17(4), 361-368. Full Text.
  • Halileh S. (2007). Field visits: a tool for public health education. The Network: towards unity for health, 26(1), 21.
  • Halileh S & Abdullah A. (2007). Child abuse and neglect services in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. Full Text.
  • Hassan-Bitar S & Wick L. (2007). Evoking the guardian angel: childbirth care in a Palestinian hospital. Reproductive Health Matters Journal, 15(30),103-113. Full Text.
  • Husseini A & Abu-Rmeileh N. (2007). HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes of Palestinian women in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. American Journal of Health Behavior, 31(3), 323-334. Full Text.
  • Mataria A, Luchini S, Daoud Y & Moatti J-P. (2007). Demand assessment and price-elasticity estimation: some responses from the contingent valuation method. Health Economics, 16(10), 1051-68. Full Text.
  • Mikki N, Wick L, Abu-Asab N & Abu-Rmeileh N. (2007). A trial of amniotomy in a Palestinian hospital. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 27(4), 368-373. Full Text. 
  •    Fujiya R, Jimba M, Giacaman R, Nakahara S, Ichikawa M, & Wakai S. (2007) The influence of economic factors on the location of birth among Palestinian women in Bethlehem during the second Palestinian uprising. Tropical Doctor, 37(1), 13-7.
  • Giacaman R, Abu-Rmeileh NM, & Wick L. (2007). The limitations on choice: Palestinian women's childbirth location, dissatisfaction with the place of birth and determinants. European Journal of  Public Health, 17(1), 86-91. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R, Mataria A, Nguyen-Gillham V, Safieh RA, Stefanini A, & Chatterji S. (2007). Quality of life in the Palestinian context: an inquiry in war-like conditions. Health Policy, 81(1), 68-84.Full Text.

  • Al-Khatib I. (2006). Occupational safety of cleaning personnel in Palestinian district hospitals. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12(5), 637-652. (Arabic) 
  • Al-Khatib I & Khatib R. (2006). Assessment of medical waste management in Palestinian hoptial. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12(3-4), 359-371. (Arabic).
  • Al-Khatib I & Othman R. (2006). Current situation of health services in Northern districts of the West Bank, Palestine. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12(3-4), 347-358. (Arabic).
  • Al-Khatib I & Ishtayeh M. (2006). Dentists'perceptions of occupational hazards and preventive measures in East Jerusalem. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal12(1/2), 153-160. Full Text.
  • Al-Khatib I & Tabakhna H. (2006). Housing conditions and health in Jalazone refugee camp in Palestine. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12(1/2), 144-152. Full Text.
  • Arafat H, Al-Khatib I, & Abu Zahra A. (2006). Effects of prevailing conditions during second Palestinian uprising on solid waste management system in Nablus city in Palestine.  International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 16(4), 281-287. Full Text.
  • Darwish R & Al-Khatib I. (2006). Evaluation of dental waste management in two cities in Palestine. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12(2), 217-221. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R. (2006). On street addresses and middle names: my struggle to upload a scientific paper. British Medical Journal, 332-556. Full Text.
  • Hay A, Giacaman R & Sansur R. (2006). Skin injuries caused by new riot control agent used against civilians on the West Bank. Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 22(4), 283-291. Full Text.
  • Jabbour S, El Zein A, Nuwayhid I & Giacaman R. (2006). Can action on health achieve political and social reform? British Medical Journal, 837-839. Full Text.
  • Khatib R, McCaig D & Giacaman R. (2006). Treatment of infection: a cross-sectional survey of antibiotic drug utilisation in the Ramallah District of Palestine. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 14, 211-217. Full Text.
  • Mataria A, Giacaman R, Khatib R & Moatti J-P. (2006). Impoverishment and patients' "willingness" and "ability" to pay to improve the quality of delivered care in Palestine: an assessment using the contingent valuation method. Health Policy, 75(3), 312-328. (available online at www.sciencedirect.comFull Text.    
  • Al-Khatib I, Miqdadi R, Habash R, Ailyan G, Khofash F & Garyseh S. (2005). Work injuries in building construction, metal shaping, and food production sector in Jericho district in the Palestinian territory. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 11(5/6), 1018-1028. (Arabic).
  • Al-Khatib I, Arafat R & Musmar M. (2006). Housing environment and women’s health in a Palestinian refugee camp. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 15(3), 181-191. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R, Wick L, Abdul-Rahim H & Wick L. (2005). The politics of childbirth in the context of conflict: policies or de facto practices? Health Policy, 72, 129-139. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R, Arya N & Summerfield D. (2005). Establishing a mental Health System in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. International Psychiatry, (9), 16-18. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R. (2005). Coping with Conflict, Editorial. Education for Health, 18(1), 2-4. Full Text.
  • Halileh S & Gordon N. (2005). Determinant for anemia in pre-school children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 52(1), 12-18.
  • Husseini A & Akawi M. (2005). Maternal serum screening of Palestinian women in the West Bank. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 11(4), 219-20. Full Text.
  • Research Network (joint paper with Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian and Egyptian teams). Routines in facility-based maternity care: Evidence from the Arab world. Choices and challenges in changing childbirth Research network. (2005). British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 112(9), 1270-6. Full Text.
  • Wick L, Mikki N, Giacaman, R & Abdul-Rahim H. (2005). Childbirth in Palestine.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 89, 174-178. Full Text.


  • Abaza A, Ashur S & Al-Khatib I. (2004). Integrated pavement management system with a markovian prediction model. Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering, ASCE, 130(1), 24-33.
  • Al-Khatib I & Darwish R. (2004). Assessment of waste amalgam management in dental clinics in Ramallah and al-Bireh cities in Palestine. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 14(3), 179-183. Full Text.
  • Al-Khatib I, Daoud F, Rasmawi F, Wa’rra S & Kassabry M. (2004). Seasonal variation of bacteriological and chemical quality of drinking water: a case study in a Palestinian District. The Journal of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
  • Al-Khatib I, Giacaman R, Husseini A, Ramlawi A, Attiya I & Salem I. (2004). Microbiological quality of food samples from restaurants and sweet shops in developing countries: a case study from from the occupied Palestinian territory. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 14(6), 443-452. Full Text.
  • Al-Khatib I & Orabi M. (2004). Causes of drinking water contamination in rain fed cisterns in three villages in Ramallah and Al-Bireh District in Palestine. The World Health Organization. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10(3), 429-436. Full Text.
  • Giacaman R, Husseini A, Gordon N & Awartani F. (2004). Imprints on the consciousness: the impact on Palestinian civilians of the Israeli Army invasion of West Bank towns. European Journal of Public Health, 14(3).  Full Text.
  • Husseini A & Ramlawi A. (2004). Brucellosis in the West Bank-Palestine. Saudi Medical Journal, 25(11), 447-450. Full Text.
  • Mataria A, Donaldson C, Luchini S & Moatti J-P. (2004). A stated preference approach to assessing health care-quality improvements in Palestine: from theoretical validity to policy implications. Journal of Health Economics, 23(6), 1261-1283. Full Text.


  • Al-Khatib I, Ju'ba A, Kamal N, Hamed N, Hmeidan N & Massad S. (2003). Impact of housing conditions on the health of  people at al-Ama'ri refugee camp in the West Bank of Palestine. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 13(4), 315-326. Full Text.
  • Abdul-Rahim H, Holmboe-Ottesen G, Stene L, Husseini A, Giacaman R, Jervell J & Bjertness E. (2003). Obesity in a rural and an urban Palestinian West Bank population. International Journal of Obesity, 27(1), 140-146.  Full Text.
  • Al-Khatib I & Salah S. (2003). Bacteriological and chemical quality of swimming pools water in developing countries: a case study in the West Bank of Palestine. International Journal on Environmental Health Research,13, 17-22. 
  • Al-Khatib I, Kamal S, Taha B, Al Hamad J & Jaber H. (2003). Water-health relationships in developing countries: a case study in Tulkarem district in Palestine. International Journal on Environmental  Health Research, 13, 199-206.  
  • Giacaman R, Abdul-Rahim H & Wick L. (2003). Health Sector Reform in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT): Targeting the Forest or the Trees? Health Policy and Planning, 18(1), 59-67.Full Text. 
  • Giacaman R & Halileh S. Maintaining public health education in the West Bank. The Lancet, 361. Full Text.
  • Husseini A, Abdul-Rahim H, Giacaman R, Jervell J & Bjertness E. (2003). Selected factors associated with diabetes mellitus in a rural Palestinian community. Medical ScienceMonitor, 9(5), 181-185.


  • Giacaman R. (2002). Scientific links support an unjust peace process (Correspondence). Nature, 417(6890), 689-690. Full Text. 
  • Halileh S, Daoud A, Khatib, R & Mikki N. (2002). The Impact of the Intifada on the Health of a Nation. Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 18(3). Full Text.


  • Abdul-Rahim H, Husseini A, Bjertness E, Giacaman R, Gordon N &  Jervell J. (2001). The metabolic syndrome in the West Bank population: an urban-rural comparison. Diabetes Care, 24, 275-279. Full Text.
  • Abdul-Rahim H, Husseini A, Giacaman R, Jervell J & Bjertness E. (2001). Diabetes mellitus in an urban Palestinian population: prevalence and associated factors. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7(1/2).  Full Text.
  • Giacaman R. (2001). A Community of Citizens: Disability rehabilitation in the Palestinian transition to statehood. Disability and Rehabilitation, 23(14), 639-644.Full Text. 
  • Stene L, Giacaman R, Abdul-Rahim H, Husseini A, Norum K & Holmboe-Ottesen G. (2001). Obesity and associated factors in a Palestinian West Bank village population. European Journal Clin Nutrition, 55, 805-811. Full Text.
  • Abdul-Rahim HF, Abu-Rmeileh NM, Husseini A, Holmboe-Ottesen G, Jervell J, & Bjertness E. (2001). Obesity and selected co-morbidities in an urban Palestinian population. International journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders , 25(11), 1736-40.Full Text.

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