Issam A Al-Khatib

Summary

Affiliation: Birzeit University
Country: Palestine

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Occupational safety of cleaning personnel in Palestinian district hospitals]
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 12:637-52. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Children's perceptions and behavior with respect to glass littering in developing countries: a case study in Palestine's Nablus district
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Civil Engineering Department, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestinian National Authority
    Waste Manag 29:1434-7. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Water - health relationships in developing countries: a case study in Tulkarem district in Palestine
    Issam Al-Khatib
    Environmental Health Unit, Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeut University, West Bank, Palestine
    Int J Environ Health Res 13:199-206. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint [Medical waste management in healthcare centres in the occupied Palestinian territory]
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Issam A Al Khatib, Environmental Health Unit, Institute of Community and Public Health and Faculty of Engineering, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 13:694-705. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint [Management of solid medical waste in the private medical sector in the occupied Palestinian territory: problems and remedial measures]
    I A Al-Khatib
    Civil Engineering Department, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 14:1164-72. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Microbiological quality and sample collection policy for dairy products in Ramallah and Al-Bireh district, Palestine
    I A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 15:709-16. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Dental solid and hazardous waste management and safety practices in developing countries: Nablus district, Palestine
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    Waste Manag Res 28:436-44. 2010
  8. doi request reprint A review of residential solid waste management in the occupied Palestinian Territory: a window for improvement?
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestinian Territory
    Waste Manag Res 28:481-8. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Solid waste characterization, quantification and management practices in developing countries. a case study: Nablus district - Palestine
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University, P O Box 14, Birzeit, West Bank, Palestine
    J Environ Manage 91:1131-8. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Food sanitation practices in restaurants of Ramallah and Al-Bireh district of Palestine
    I A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 15:951-8. 2009

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Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint [Occupational safety of cleaning personnel in Palestinian district hospitals]
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 12:637-52. 2006
    ..Only 37.2% were trained in handling medical waste and 23.2% were working 15 hours per day or more; 55.8% had spent 1 year or less in their work...
  2. doi request reprint Children's perceptions and behavior with respect to glass littering in developing countries: a case study in Palestine's Nablus district
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Civil Engineering Department, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestinian National Authority
    Waste Manag 29:1434-7. 2009
    ..Public awareness initiatives led by environmentalists, social workers, primary health care providers or home healthcare providers may also help educate children to wear shoes, prevent glass injuries and increase glass litter awareness...
  3. ncbi request reprint Water - health relationships in developing countries: a case study in Tulkarem district in Palestine
    Issam Al-Khatib
    Environmental Health Unit, Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeut University, West Bank, Palestine
    Int J Environ Health Res 13:199-206. 2003
    ..2% were contaminated with total coliforms and faecal coliforms respectively. It was obvious that the prevalence of water-related diseases is much higher in the areas with contaminated or nonchlorinated drinking water than in other areas...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Medical waste management in healthcare centres in the occupied Palestinian territory]
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Issam A Al Khatib, Environmental Health Unit, Institute of Community and Public Health and Faculty of Engineering, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 13:694-705. 2007
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint [Management of solid medical waste in the private medical sector in the occupied Palestinian territory: problems and remedial measures]
    I A Al-Khatib
    Civil Engineering Department, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 14:1164-72. 2008
    ..It is concluded that all stages of healthcare waste management in healthcare centres in the private sector pose a hazard to personnel working in them and also to the general public in Palestine...
  6. ncbi request reprint Microbiological quality and sample collection policy for dairy products in Ramallah and Al-Bireh district, Palestine
    I A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 15:709-16. 2009
    ..0% for Staphylococcus aureus, 10.3% for moulds, 2.3% for yeasts and 14.3% for Escherichia coli. All the examined samples tested negative for Salmonella spp. Total aerobic counts rose continuously between 2001 and 2004...
  7. doi request reprint Dental solid and hazardous waste management and safety practices in developing countries: Nablus district, Palestine
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    Waste Manag Res 28:436-44. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint A review of residential solid waste management in the occupied Palestinian Territory: a window for improvement?
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestinian Territory
    Waste Manag Res 28:481-8. 2010
    ..Additional efforts are required, and some were suggested in this paper, in order to improve the current situation of Palestinian residential solid waste management...
  9. doi request reprint Solid waste characterization, quantification and management practices in developing countries. a case study: Nablus district - Palestine
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University, P O Box 14, Birzeit, West Bank, Palestine
    J Environ Manage 91:1131-8. 2010
    ..To enhance sustainable SWM, public awareness, funding, expertise, equipment and facilities and other provisions currently lacking or inappropriate must be provided...
  10. ncbi request reprint Food sanitation practices in restaurants of Ramallah and Al-Bireh district of Palestine
    I A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 15:951-8. 2009
    ..Many workers had poor personal hygiene practices. Training is needed for restaurant owners and staff to improve food handling practices and standards...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Causes of drinking-water contamination in rain-fed cisterns in three villages in Ramallah and Al-Bireh District, Palestine]
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 10:429-36. 2004
    ..5% of the tested samples were not contaminated and were suitable for drinking without treatment. The main cause of drinking-water con tamination was the presence of cesspits, wastewater and solid waste dumping sites near the cisterns...
  12. ncbi request reprint Microbiological quality of food samples from restaurants and sweet shops in developing countries: a case study from the Occupied Palestinian Territory
    Issam Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    Int J Environ Health Res 14:443-52. 2004
    ..Systemic and procedural gaps were identified by the analysis that can be addressed to at least contain, if not completely eliminate the presence of foods in the market that are unacceptable for consumption...
  13. ncbi request reprint Housing environment and women's health in a Palestinian refugee camp
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank, West Bank, Palestine
    Int J Environ Health Res 15:181-91. 2005
    ..Most of the women do not know the conditions of a healthy house. The study shows the importance of housing reforms on the health of the family in general and women's health in particular, mainly in refugee camps...
  14. ncbi request reprint Impact of housing conditions on the health of the people at al-Ama'ri refugee camp in the West Bank of Palestine
    Issam Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    Int J Environ Health Res 13:315-26. 2003
    ..Cold housing, presence of dampness and moulds, dust and smoke, burning of biomass fuel, crowding, poor ventilation and inadequate lighting problems are commonly found in the houses of this refugee camp...
  15. ncbi request reprint Bacteriological and chemical quality of swimming pools water in developing countries: a case study in the West Bank of Palestine
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Environmental Health Unit, Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank Palestine
    Int J Environ Health Res 13:17-22. 2003
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint [Work injuries in building construction, metal shaping, and food production sectors in Jericho District in the Palestinian territory]
    A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 11:1018-28. 2005
    ..The kinds and sites of injuries varied. The data were compared with data from 1997, 1998 and 2001-2003, although only loosley as the available data about work injuries for these years were limited and inaccurate...
  17. ncbi request reprint Housing conditions and health in Jalazone Refugee Camp in Palestine
    I A Al-Khatib
    Environmental Health Unit, Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 12:144-52. 2006
    ..A radical solution for the housing problem is needed to avert further negative health impacts...
  18. ncbi request reprint Dentists' perceptions of occupational hazards and preventive measures in East Jerusalem
    I A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 12:153-60. 2006
    ..Chemical dependency was not mentioned as a potential hazard...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Assessment of medical waste management in a Palestinian hospital]
    I A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 12:359-71. 2006
    ..Moreover, training of personnel was lacking and protective equipment and measures for staff were not available. No special landfills for hazardous wastes were found within the municipality...
  20. ncbi request reprint Assessment of waste amalgam management in dental clinics in Ramallah and al-Bireh cities in Palestine
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Environmental Health Unit, Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    Int J Environ Health Res 14:179-83. 2004
    ..An average dentist is estimated to place two small, seven medium and nine large amalgam restorations releasing 22.6 grams of mercury each week. The majority of amalgam wastes ended up in trash or drain...
  21. doi request reprint Management of healthcare waste in circumstances of limited resources: a case study in the hospitals of Nablus city, Palestine
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University, Birzeit, West Bank, Palestine
    Waste Manag Res 27:305-12. 2009
    ..Formulating rules and guidelines for medical waste and developing strategies for overcoming the obstacles related to waste management should be considered as an urgent matter...
  22. ncbi request reprint Trends and problems of solid waste management in developing countries: a case study in seven Palestinian districts
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Community and Public Health and Faculty of Engineering, Birzeit University, Ramallah, Occupied Palestinian Territory
    Waste Manag 27:1910-9. 2007
    ..The budget for MSW management was between 2% and 8% of the total budget of the municipalities studied, indicating a low priority for this issue...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Of the environmental health knowledge, attitudes and practices in Ramallah and Al-Bireh District Palestine]
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 17:323-30. 2011
    ..Only 33.7% felt reassured when they ate in restaurants. This was due to lack of cleanliness of the restaurants, staff and utensils, and the uncertainty regarding the source of the food...
  24. doi request reprint A study on the attitudes and behavioural influence of construction waste management in occupied Palestinian territory
    Majed I Al-Sari
    Faculty of Graduate Studies, Birzeit University, Birzeit, West Bank, the Occupied Palestinian Territory
    Waste Manag Res 30:122-36. 2012
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Solid health care waste management status at health care centers in the West Bank--Palestinian Territory
    Issam A Al-Khatib
    Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University, Ramallah, West Bank, Occupied Palestinian Territory
    Waste Manag 29:2398-403. 2009
    ..To improve the HCWM in the West Bank, a national policy should be implemented, comprising a comprehensive plan of action and providing environmentally sound and reliable technological measures...