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Professor of Global Health Ali Mokdad, Director of Middle Eastern Initiatives at IHME and lead author of the paper, presents “The state of health in the Arab world, 1990–2010: an analysis of the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors” at this launch event for the Lancet Series on Health in the Arab World. Other participants will review the health effects of war and political unrest in this region, among other topics. The event concludes with a discussion of next steps for policymakers in these countries.