Published Research Articles

Our research underpins our core activities:

  1. Strengthening regional and national instiutional capacities in public health and
    health systems
  2. Evaluation of public health and health systems
  3. Supporting member states and institutions in developing and applying systems of
    standards and accreditation of healthcare services, education and training
  4. Service quality and patient safety
  5. Development of national human resources for health capacities
  6. Developing and strengthening primary care (family practice)
  7. Academic exchange/collaboration with institutions in public health and primary
    care practice, research and innovation


Below is a list of previous research & studies conducted.


Khoja T, Qidawi W, Ahmed MSH, Rawaf S, Nanji K. The Way Forward to Public Health in Gulf Cooperation  Council (GCC) Countries: A Need for Public Health Systems and Law. Middle East Journal of Family Medicine 2013;11(5):22-27

Qidwai W, Nanji K, Khoja T, et al., 2013, Are we ready for a person-centered care model for patient- physician consultation? A survey from family physicians and their patients of East Mediterranean RegionEuropean Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, Vol:1, ISSN:2052-5656, Pages:394-404

Majeed A, El-Sayed AA, Khoja T, et al., 2013, Diabetes in the Middle-East and North Africa: An update for 2013 for the IDF Diabetes Atlas., Diabetes Res Clin Pract, 0168-8227

Rawaf S, 2013, The 2003 Iraq War and Avoidable Death TollPLOS Medicine, Vol:10, 1549-1277, Pages:1-3

Evans N, Rawaf S, 2009, Prescribing of unlicensed medicinesPharmaceutical Journal, Vol:282, ISSN:0031-6873, Pages:450-450

Evans N, Rawaf S, 2010, Radical rethink is neededPharmaceutical Journal, Vol:284, ISSN:0031-6873, Pages:14-14

Yaghi K, Yaghi Y, McDonald AA, et al., 2012, Diabète ou guerre? incidence et indications des amputations au Liban en 2007Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, Vol:18, ISSN:1020-3397, Pages:1178-1186

Qidwai W, Ashfaq T, Khoja TAM, et al., 2012, Access to person-centred care: A perspetive on status, barriers, opportunities and challenges from the Eastern Meditarranean RegionMIDDLE EAST JOURNAL OF FAMILY MEDICINE, Vol:10, ISSN:1839-0188, Pages:4-13

Khoja TAM, Qidwai W, Ahmed MSH, et al., 2013, The Way Forward to Public Health in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries: A Need for Public Health Systems and LawMiddle East Journal of Family Medicine, Vol:11, ISSN:1448-4196, Pages:23-27

Al-Shawafv T, Sabatini L, Rawaf S, 2013, Many NHS centres offering self funded in vitro fertilisation are poor performersBritish Medical Journal, Vol:347, 1756-1833, Pages:-

Ismail SA, McDonald A, Dubois E, et al., 2013, Assessing the state of health research in the Eastern Mediterranean Region., J R Soc Med, Vol:106, 0141-0768, Pages:224-233

Davis J, Banks I, Wrigley D, et al., 2013, Act now against new NHS competition regulations: an open letter to the BMA and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges calls on them to make a joint public statement of opposition to the amended section 75 regulations., BMJ, Vol:346, 1756-1833, Pages:f1819-

Majeed A, Rawaf S, De Maeseneer J, 2012, Primary care in England: coping with financial austerity., Br J Gen Pract, Vol:62, 0960-1643, Pages:625-626

Alshamsan R, Majeed A, Vamos EP, et al., 2011, Ethnic Differences in Diabetes Management in Patients With and Without Comorbid Medical Conditions: A cross-sectional studyDiabetes Care, Vol:34, 0149-5992, Pages:-

Amati F, McDonald A, Majeed A, et al., 2011, Implementation and evaluation of patient-centred care in experimental studies from 2000-2010: a systematic reviewInternational Journal of Person Centered Medicine, Vol:1

Rawaf S, Dubois E, Kubba A, et al., 2009, Iraqi doctors' training in UK Looking to rebuild Iraq's healthcare systemBritish Medical Journal, Vol:339, ISSN:0959-8146, Pages:-

Evans N, Rawaf S, 2009, Generic substitution may reduce patient adherence furtherPharmaceutical Journal, Vol:2 Dec, 0031-6873, Pages:-

Evans N, Rawaf S, 2009, Implementing NICE, Vol:April

Rawaf S, Dubois E, Kubba A, et al., 2009, Looking to rebuild Iraq’s healthcare systemBMJ: British Medical Journal, Vol:339:bmj.b4621

Evans N, Rawaf S, 2009, Unlicensed MedicinesPharmaceutical Journal, Vol:15 April

Rawaf S, Maeseneer J, Starfield B, 2008, From Alma Ata to Almaty: a new start for primary health careLancet, Vol:372, Pages:1363-1365

Rassool GH, Rawaf S, 2008, Predictors of educational outcomes of undergraduate nursing students in alcohol and drug educationNurse Education Today, Vol:28, Pages:691-701

Qidwai W, Khoja T, Inem V, et al., 2008, Strategies to improve the status of family physicians: a perspective from an international collaborationMiddle East Journal of Family Medicine, Vol:6, Pages:12-19

Rassool GH, Rawaf S, 2008, The influence of learning styles preference of undergraduate nursing students on educational outcomes in substance use educationNurse Education in Practice, Vol:8, Pages:306-314

Foster M, Rawaf S, Pelly M, et al., 2008, The UK medical workforce: sleepwalking into isolation?Lancet, Vol:371

Evans N, Holmes J, Rawaf S, et al., 2007, Dyspepsia and GORD care after PPI useBritish Journal of Health Care Management, Vol:13, Pages:425-430

Rassool GH, Rawaf S, 2007, Educational intervention of undergraduate nursing students’ confidence skills with alcohol and drug misusersNurse Education Today, Vol:July 20

Rassool GH, Rawaf S, 2007, Learning style preference of undergraduate nursing studentsNursing Standard, Vol:21, Pages:35-41

Rawaf S, 2007, Risks to health: knowing is not enough we, must applyPublic Health Medicine, Vol:6, Pages:44-44

Rawaf S, Dubois E, Khatib O, et al., 2006, Cancer prevention and control in Eastern Mediterranean region,BMJ: British Medical Journal, Vol:333, Pages:860-861

Schifano F, Deluca P, Baldscchino A, et al., 2006, Drugs on the web; the Psychonaut 2002 EU Project,Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Vol:30, Pages:640-646

McNally L, Hayes A, Rawaf S, 2006, Smoking bans in mental health settingsHealth Service Journal, Vol:7 Sept, Pages:30-30

McNally L, Hayes A, Rawaf S, 2006, Smoking rites and wrongsThe Psychologist, Vol:1

RAWAF S, 2005, Iraq: in search of better health under better governmentPublic Health Medicine, Vol:1-2

Rawaf S, 2005, The health crisis in IraqCritical Public Health, Vol:12, Pages:181-188

Gilleard C, Pond C, Scamell A, et al., 2005, Well-being in Wandsworth: a public mental health auditJournal of Public Mental Health, Vol:4, Pages:14-21

Best D, Manning V, Gossop M, et al., 2004, Adolescent psychological health problems and delinquency among volatile substance users in a school sample in South LondonDrugs: education, prevention & policy, Vol:11, Pages:476-482

Rawaf S, Palmer S, 2004, Implementation of Euridice Project in the UK. A feasibility studyPercorsi di Integrazione, Vol:XII, Pages:24-29

Rawaf S, 2004, Iraq: a sad story with a happy, Vol:September, Pages:10-11

Rawaf S, 2004, Iraq: A victim of misgovernment and UN punitive sanctions: Can a country of 26 million people recover from this mess?Public Health Medicine, Vol:5, Pages:48-49

Rawaf S, 2004, Multidisciplinary public health training channels. Is the time right to reflect on the UK experience and capture the new opportunities for public health?Public Health Medicine, Vol:5, Pages:3-4

Rawaf S, 2004, Practice-Based Commissioning and Demand Management: the Government may be right, where is the evidence?Public Health Medicine 2004, Vol:5, Pages:92-93

Rawaf S, Bahri S, Alsheikh G, et al., 2004, Public Health around the World: Iraq., Vol:5, Pages:76-83

SCHIFANO F, LEONI M, MARTINOTTI G, et al., 2003, Importance of cyberspace for the assessment of the drug abuse market: Preliminary results from the Psychonaut 2002 ProjectCyberPsychology and Behavior, Vol:6

CUNNINGHAM D, RAWAF R, COLLINS, et al., 2002, Prisoners’ health: can the health needs assessment of London prisons influence the future health status of prisoners: a public health appraisal?Public health Medicine 2002, Vol:55-60

RAWAF S, 2002, Reforms, Reorganisation, Restructuring and Modernisation: Can these efforts in the health sector improve the health of the population?Public Health Medicine, Vol:4

RAWAF S, 2001, Doctors need the respect they deserve: society needs to decide what type of healthcare they wantPublic Health Medicine, Vol:1-2

MANNING V, BEST D, RAWAF S, et al., 2001, Drug use in Adolescents: the relationship between opportunity, initial use and continuation of use of four illicit drugs in a cohort of 14-16 year olds in South LondonDrugs: education, prevention and policy, Vol:55-60

BEST D, RAWAF S, ROWLEY J, et al., 2001, Ethnic and gender differences in drinking and smoking among London adolescentsEthnic Health, Vol:51-57

RAWAF S, SHANKS J, 2000, Cash, Command and Control: are we witnessing the end of local democracy?,Public Health Medicine, Vol:4-5

BEST D, RAWAF S, ROWLEY J, et al., 2000, Drinking and smoking as concurrent predictors of illicit drug use and positive drug attitudes in adolescentsDrug and Alcohol Dependence, Vol:319-21

RAWAF S, 2000, Equal opportunities to all ethnic groups: from aspiration to realityBritish Dental Journal, Vol:210

RAWAF S, 2000, People and Health: vision for the early years of the 21st Century. A challenging agenda for public health physiciansPublic Health Medicine, Vol:30-3

RAWAF S, SCHIFANO F, 2000, The Internet, children, young people and substance misuse: Co-ordinated approaches are needed to minimise the use of E-commerce to obtain and prevent substance misusePublic Health Medicine, Vol:96

RAWAF S, MARSHALL F, 1999, Drug Misuse: the ten steps for needs assessmentPublic Health Medicine, Vol:21-6

RAWAF S, BENNETT J, 1999, Editorial: a new journal, a new perspectivePublic Health Medicine, Vol:1

STRATHDEE G, JENKINS R, CARR S, et al., 1999, Equity in mental health: What public health practitioners should doPublic Health Medicine, Vol:61-7

RAWAF S, 1999, Ten steps for health needs assessmentWHO People’s Health, Vol:5-6

RAWAF S, 1998, Public health and addiction: preventionCurrent Opinion in Psychiatry, Vol:1

RAWAF S, 1997, Data collection and interpretation to meet the challenge of the changing drug sceneSUD Bulletin, Vol:9(5)

RAWAF S, 1996, Assessing the health needs for cancer services for people from ethnic groups, Vol:S35-7

RAWAF S, 1996, Consensus statement for good practice and audit measures in the management of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidismBMJ: British Medical Journal, Vol:539-44

RAWAF S, 1996, Substance misuse. A public health perspectivePsychiatric Care, Vol:3 (Suppl. I)

RAWAF S, 1995, A co-ordinated war against drugs: The English Strategy 95-8Substance Misuse Bulletin, Vol:8(2)

RAWAF S, FRASER H, 1995, Delivering Sensitive Public HealthShare, Vol:1-2

ALSHAWAF T T, RAWAF S, 1995, Human Rights in IraqBMJ: British Medical Journal

RAWAF S, 1993, The many faces of a health strategy for Substance MisuseSubstance Misuse Bulletin, Vol:5:1-2

GHODSE B B, RAWAF S, 1991, Extracontractual referral in the first three months of NHS reformsBritish Medical Journal, Vol:497-9

HEWITT J, RAWAF S, BEG M, et al., 1986, Very large outbreaks of Clostridium Perfringens food poisoning. Epidemiology associated with the consumption of boiled fishJournal of Hygiene, Pages:71-80

EL SHERBINI A, EID E, GOUDAH M, et al., 1981, Diarrhoea as an emergency needing hospital careBulletin of the Institute of Public Health, Pages:33-43

CHAMBERLAIN J, RAWAF S, 1981, Health care in early infancy; risk approachSociety of Social Medicine

RAWAF S, EL-SHERBINI A, EID E, et al., 1978, Utilisation and morbidity patterns in an emergency unit of a Paediatric Teaching HospitalBulletin of the Institute of Public Health, Pages:323-337