Demographic and Epidemiological Patterns and Trends in the MENA Region

During the past several decades, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries have experienced the general global pattern of three transitions: (1) the demographic transition towards low mortality and fertility rates; (2) the epidemiological transition towards a high prevalence of non-communicable diseases as causes of death; and (3) the nutrition transition towards a high prevalence of over-nutrition. Health systems in the MENA region should be able to respond to these changing demographic and health conditions. This knowledge-sharing seminar, hosted by USAID’s Bureau for the Middle East Region, will convene experts to present and discuss demographic and epidemiological patterns and trends in the MENA region for the purpose of informing health systems 

Dr. Tamar Chitashvili, Director of MNCH/RH/FP/NCD, USAID ASSIST Project, University Research Co., LLC is presenting: Rapid Assessment of the Service Delivery and Health Systems Challenges in Emerging Priority Areas in 10 Middle East Countries

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Participating organizations:

  •     The Arab Barometer
  •     The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program
  •     The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
  •     The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  •     USAID's Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
  •     USAID's Bureau for Global Health
  •     USAID’s Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus Project
  •     World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO)


  •     Demographic and Mortality Trends in MENA
  •     A Closer Look at Three Distinct Country Contexts: Iraq, Tunisia, and Jordan
  •     Emerging Health System Challenges and Opportunities in MENA


Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport:1999 Virginia 110 Arlington, VA 22202

Date and Time:

Tue, June 18, 2019 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 08:00 to 14:00
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