Public Health in the Arab World (PHAW) is a international collaborative initiative that aims at mobilizing for a new public health in the Arab region. It builds on a long history of collaborations concerning health in the region.
The first phase of this initiative involved collaborative scholarship among an international group of 81 authors to write an edited book, Public Health in the Arab World (English edition: Cambridge University Press, 2012; Arabic edition: Center for Arab Unity Studies, 2013). More about the book
This collaboration led to the launch of the PHAW Network in November 2012. PHAW includes a general mailing list and specialty lists. Combined, these lists have a reach of several thousand people. Their purpose is to facilitate exchange and collaboration on various matters related to public health in the region.
The initiative also led to the development of a Lancet Series
- Health in the Arab world: a view from within. More about the Lancet Series
This website provides access to various resources concerning PHAW. See Regional Resources Portal and other links (left column)