In the past few decades, the Arab region as a whole has made significant strides forward in health development and in improving the overall health and life expectancy of populations. However, the region also faces tremendous health challenges. A new Lancet Series focuses on priority health issues in the Arab world, based on evidence interpreted mainly by scholars from the region, and adopts a multidisciplinary approach that includes medical, public health, social, and political perspectives.
Stanford scholars took a leading role in crafting The Lancet's new series on Health in the Arab World. In this presentation, they will discuss the relationship between governance and health in the Arab World.