Walid Ammar
American University of Beirut
Publications 92
#1Randa Saad (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 3
#2Hilda HarbH-Index: 4
Last.Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 42
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#1Ziad MansourH-Index: 2
#2Randa HamadehH-Index: 2
Last.Walid AmmarH-Index: 36
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Background Following the Syrian crisis, a substantial influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon posed new challenges to optimal vaccination coverage for all children residing in the country. In 2016, the district-based immunization coverage evaluation survey (CES) assessed routine immunization coverage at the district level in Lebanon among children aged 12–59 months.
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#1Sukayna M. Fadlallah (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 4
#2Marwa Shehab (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 4
Last.Ghassan M. Matar (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Background: Foodborne diseases are still a major health issue in Lebanon, although some steps have been taken forward in food safety. To this purpose, PulseNet Lebanon, a foodborne disease...
#1Angela Y. Chang (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 2
#2Krycia Cowling (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 6
Last.Joseph L. DielemanH-Index: 18
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Summary Background Comprehensive and comparable estimates of health spending in each country are a key input for health policy and planning, and are necessary to support the achievement of national and international health goals. Previous studies have tracked past and projected future health spending until 2040 and shown that, with economic development, countries tend to spend more on health per capita, with a decreasing share of spending from development assistance and out-of-pocket sources. We...
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#1F. Elias (Lebanese University)H-Index: 1
#2Anthony Gebran (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 1
Last.Walid Ammar (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 36
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PURPOSEChronic myeloid leukemia (CML) ranks second in terms of disease-related health care expenditures at the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) after breast cancer. With the introduction o...
#1Zeina E. FarahH-Index: 1
#2Nada GhosnH-Index: 2
Last.Yousef KhaderH-Index: 61
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#1Shadi Saleh (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 8
#2Angie Farah (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 2
Last.Mohamad Alameddine (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 16
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#1F. EliasH-Index: 1
#2Ibrahim R. Bou-OrmH-Index: 1
Last.Walid AmmarH-Index: 36
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PurposeThis study aims to evaluate trends in the increasing costs of oncology drugs procured by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) between 2014 and 2016 and to assess the impact of the introduction in mid-2015 of new immunotherapy drugs for the treatment of lung cancer on the overall and specific costs of that treatment.MethodsA secondary analysis of data from the MOPH Cancer Drug Scientific Committee data base was conducted using a total of 18,133 cancer files between 2014 and 2016.R...
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#1Rafael Lozano (Alfred Hospital)H-Index: 1
#2Nancy FullmanH-Index: 38
Last.Christopher MargonoH-Index: 162
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Summary Background Efforts to establish the 2015 baseline and monitor early implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlight both great potential for and threats to improving health by 2030. To fully deliver on the SDG aim of "leaving no one behind", it is increasingly important to examine the health-related SDGs beyond national-level estimates. As part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017 (GBD 2017), we measured progress on 41 of 52 heal...
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