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Health issues in the Hajj pilgrimage: a literature review.
East Mediterr Health J. 2019 Nov 04; 25(10):744-753.EM

Abstract

The Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is one of the largest annual mass gatherings in the world, and has a strong impact on international public health. This paper presents an overview from a systematic search of the published literature on health risks and services in the Hajj for 2005-2014, with the aim of providing health policy recommendations to prevent health risks. Of the 335 studies initially identified, 60 met the inclusion criteria for the review. Studies identified were diverse in methodology and focus. The results were classified into 3 main categories: communicable diseases, noncommunicable diseases and health services. Although, improvement was observed throughout the years, there are always new public health challenges in each Hajj season. There is a need to improve health management of the Hajj, particularly by strengthening international collaboration.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America.Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachussetts, United States of America.Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31774140

Citation

Aldossari, Mae, et al. "Health Issues in the Hajj Pilgrimage: a Literature Review." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, vol. 25, no. 10, 2019, pp. 744-753.
Aldossari M, Aljoudi A, Celentano D. Health issues in the Hajj pilgrimage: a literature review. East Mediterr Health J. 2019;25(10):744-753.
Aldossari, M., Aljoudi, A., & Celentano, D. (2019). Health issues in the Hajj pilgrimage: a literature review. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, 25(10), 744-753. https://doi.org/10.26719/2019.25.10.744
Aldossari M, Aljoudi A, Celentano D. Health Issues in the Hajj Pilgrimage: a Literature Review. East Mediterr Health J. 2019 Nov 4;25(10):744-753. PubMed PMID: 31774140.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Health issues in the Hajj pilgrimage: a literature review. AU - Aldossari,Mae, AU - Aljoudi,Abdullah, AU - Celentano,David, Y1 - 2019/11/04/ PY - 2017/08/09/received PY - 2018/03/08/accepted PY - 2019/11/28/entrez PY - 2019/11/28/pubmed PY - 2020/4/28/medline KW - Hajj KW - communicable diseases KW - health services KW - noncommunicable diseases KW - public health. SP - 744 EP - 753 JF - Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit JO - East Mediterr Health J VL - 25 IS - 10 N2 - The Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is one of the largest annual mass gatherings in the world, and has a strong impact on international public health. This paper presents an overview from a systematic search of the published literature on health risks and services in the Hajj for 2005-2014, with the aim of providing health policy recommendations to prevent health risks. Of the 335 studies initially identified, 60 met the inclusion criteria for the review. Studies identified were diverse in methodology and focus. The results were classified into 3 main categories: communicable diseases, noncommunicable diseases and health services. Although, improvement was observed throughout the years, there are always new public health challenges in each Hajj season. There is a need to improve health management of the Hajj, particularly by strengthening international collaboration. SN - 1687-1634 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31774140/Health_issues_in_the_Hajj_pilgrimage:_a_literature_review_ L2 - http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v25/10/10203397-2019-2510-744-753.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -