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.
  • Rabaia, Y., Saleh, M. F., Giacaman, R. Sick or sad? Supporting Palestinian children living in conditions of chronic political violence.Children and society, 28, 172-181.DOI:10.1111/chso.12061Full Text.
  • McNeely, C., Barber, B.K., Spellings, C., Giacaman, R., Arafat, C., Daher, M., El Sarraj and Abu Mallouh, M. Human insecurity, chronic economic constraints and health in the occupied Palestinian territory.An international journal for research, policy and practice, DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2014.903427. Full Text.
  • Ghandour, R., Shoaibi, A., Khatib, R., Abu Rmeileh, N., Unal, B., Sozmen, K., Kilic, B., Fouad, F., Al Ali, R., Ben Romdhane, H., Aissi, W., Ahmad, B., Capewell, S., Critchley and Husseini A. Priority setting for the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases: multi-criteria decision analysis in four eastern Mediterranean countries. International  journal of public health, 2014. DOI:10.1007/s00038-014-0569-3.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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