Biomedical computing in the Arab world

Seif Eldawlatly, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Omar S. Al-Kadi, Takashi Gojobori, Boris R. Jankovic, Mohamad Khalil, Ahsan H. Khandoker, Ahmed Morsy

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HEALTH CHALLENGES REPRESENT one of the longstanding issues in the Arab region that hinder its ability to develop. Prevalence of diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, liver cirrhosis and cancer among many others has contributed to the deteriorated health status across the region leading to lower life expectancy compared to other regions. For instance, the average life expectancy in the Arab world is approximately 70 years, which is at least 10 years lower than most high-income countries.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-113
Number of pages6
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 22 2021

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-03-25

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  • General Computer Science


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