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Featured Article: Hand sanitizers as a preventive measure in COVID-19 pandemic, its characteristics, and harmful effects: a review

In the global health emergency caused by COVID-19, multiple experts have mandated the use of hand sanitizers as a safety measure from COVID-19. The sale of hand sanitizers has increased many folds. Therefore, when there is such large use of hand sanitizers, it becomes extremely important to study and understand hand sanitizers in a comprehensive manner.

Aims and scope

The Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association (JEPHA) aims to advance the knowledge and practice of public health at large through publishing research that seeks solutions to the challenges encountered by public health providers as well as policy makers. It publishes research in the full spectrum of public health and community medicine fields, including, epidemiology, health management, biostatistics, occupational and environmental health, family health, nutrition, and tropical health. The journal gives priority to research that has a greater public health impact such as studies reporting the development of effective interventions, program evaluation, as well as innovative types of research such as implementation research. In addition, JEPHA has particular interest in publishing manuscripts addressing emerging health problems and those focusing on Egyptian strategic health priorities.

JEPHA publishes only two studies based on secondary analysis per volume, preferably to be national data. In addition, papers that examine local health problems and interventions that are highly context-specific and culture-sensitive will not normally be considered for publication.

JEPHA welcomes the following types of articles: research articles, review articles, short reports, editorials, and letters to the editor. We welcome high-quality contributions from authors worldwide. Papers that are not sufficiently comprehensible due to poor English quality will not be considered for peer review.

About the society

New Content ItemThe Egyptian Public Health Association (EPHA) was established in 1926 in Cairo as a not-for-profit NGO. The Association Council consists of eminent public health professors and community leaders. It is the owner of the Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association (JEPHA). 

EPHA’s mission is to actively contribute to public health research and public policy in Egypt. The Association helps to raise awareness, amongst of the scientific community and the public, of problems encountered in all aspects of public health, in particular those related to the environment. EPHA uses a variety of methods to raise awareness, including publishing research (for example in JEPHA), advocacy, and by delivering seminars, conferences and campaigns.

About the Editor

Professor Samia Nossier, Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemProfessor Samia Nossier is a Professor Emeritus of Maternal and Child Health at the High Institute of Public Health at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association and the Head of the Egyptian Public Health Association. Throughout her 43-year research experience, she has supervised numerous PhD and Masters theses in different topics related to maternal and child health. Also, she has participated as an expert and national trainer in many interdisciplinary projects such as safe motherhood, violence against women, and reproductive health training programs in collaboration with international organizations. Further, she has conducted many workshops in research methodology and scientific writing and publishing. Her main areas of research include maternal and child nutrition, child abuse, maternity care during pregnancy and beyond, and reproductive morbidity. Prof Nossier has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and has lectured extensively in the fields of reproductive health care and public health.

  • Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association​​​​​​​ is the official journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association.

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