Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

​The following links concern non-communicable diseases in the Arab world. This page will be updated regularly so please visit often.

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Bibliography and Publications

    • Badrinath P, Al-Shboul QA, Zoubeidi T, Gargoum AS, Ghubash R, El-Rufaie OE, editors (2002). Measuring the Health of the Nation United Arab Emirates Health and Lifestyle Survey 2000 (UAEHALS2000) (downloadable report available to the right)
    • Overweight and obesity (comprehensive bibliography, courtesy of Dr. Abdulrahman Musaiger, Arab Center for Nutrition, Manama, Bahrain)

    Centers,  Institutes & organizations

      Conferences and Meetings

      International conference on healthy lifestyles and noncommunicable diseases in the Arab World and Middle East, 10–12 September 2012 (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
      English website, Arabic website, Riyadh Declaration 2012 (PDF document)
      International Symposium on Social Determinants of Noncommunicable Diseases in Mediterranean Countries, 6-7 May 2013 (Istanbul, Turkey)
      Middle East and North Africa Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International  Alzheimer’s Disease – The Global Health Crisis of the 21st Century, 8-9 December 2013 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
      The First NCD Congress in the UAE, 9-11 January 2014 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
      17th LEA Annual Conference: "Surveillance, Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases", 16-17 November 2012 (Beirut, Lebanon)
      2nd Regional Symposium on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs): Socio-political Challenges in the Mediterranean Region: Implications for NCD Prevention and Control, 3-4 December 2014 (Beirut, Lebanon)

      Data and Statistics


        Networks. Forums, Working Groups and Collaborations


        • ProCor Portal (Available are filters for the MENA region regarding topics such as Global CVD, Healthy Behaviors, Risk Factors, Issues, Research Review, and Resources)


        WHO Collaborating Centres