Asmae Khattabi

Asmae Khattabi
National School of Public Health, Rabat, Morocco

PhD

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Introduction
Titulaire d'un PhD en épidémiologie et vigilance sanitaire, et professeur en épidémiologie à l’Ecole Nationale de Santé Publique depuis janvier 2012. Directrice Adjointe (PI) de la recherche entre 2014-18 et coordinatrice de la filière FETP entre 2012-2018. J'ai coordonné avec la DELM, le FETP-Frontline et la formation des équipes d'intervention rapide. Ma recherche couvre l'application de méthodes épidémiologiques au control et prévention des problèmes de santé et à l'évaluation des systèmes de surveillance épidémiologiques et des stratégies de dépistage. Membre de la mission JEE de l’Egypte en 2018. J’ai animé le «ReviewModule» de MediPIET en 2016-2017 et l’atelier de rédaction des articles d’EMPHNET en 2018. Membre du Groupe de travail TEPHINET sur l’Accreditation du FETP depuis 2017.
Additional affiliations
July 2014 - February 2018
National School of Public Health, Rabat, Morocco
Position
  • Managing Director
June 2012 - December 2018
Nationale School of Public Health, Rabat, Morocco
Position
  • Morocco Field Epidemiology Training Program Coordinator
January 2012 - present
Ecole Nationale de Santé Publique, Rabat, Morocco
Position
  • Professor
Education
September 2008 - June 2011
Ecole Nationale de Santé Publique, Rabat, Morocco
Field of study
  • Epidemiology

Publications

Publications (113)
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For several decades, Morocco is confronted to medico-social problem of scorpion stings and envenomations. In 2009, epidemiological data established by the Poison Control Center recorded 29,816 stung patients, with an incidence of 1.1‰ and a fatality rate of 0.18%. The neurotoxins from scorpion venom are potent activators of the autonomic nervous sy...
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In Morocco, acute Atractylis gummifera L. poisoning represents the leading cause of death by plant poisoning especially for children. All cases received in the Moroccan poison control centre from January 1981 to December 2009 (n = 467) were included in a retrospective study of the characteristics and risk factors of A. gummifera L. poisoning. The m...
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L’envenimation scorpionique, par sa fréquence et sa gravité, représente un vrai problème de santé publique au Maroc, où sévissent plusieurs espèces de scorpions dangereux. En Afrique, on compte près de 30000 envenimations et 5000 décès par ans (1), concentrés essentiellement dans les pays du nord. La province d’El Kalaa des Sraghnas est l’une des p...
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Objective: To describe the medication errors occurring in children less than 15 years old. Methods: Prospective study of all medication errors collected in the Poison and Pharmacovigilance Center of Morocco in 2008. The parameters analyzed were: age, sex, route of administration, the type and level, persons who could be responsible for the error, s...
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Objective: To analyze the epidemiological profi le and identify the clinical risk factors involved in deaths caused by scorpion envenomation. Scorpion envenomation constitutes a public health problem in Morocco because of the frequency, severity and socio-economic consequences that they generate. The province of Kel â a des Sraghna, surveyed for th...
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Purpose The study aimed to describe the epidemiological profile of medication errors (MEs) reported to the Moroccan Pharmacovigilance Center (MPVC), to determine factors associated with serious MEs, and to describe signals related to them. Methods We carried out a retrospective descriptive analysis of MEs reported to the MPVC from 2006 to 2016 and...
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Background On June 18, 2017, the public health service was alerted about 43 students in the training institute in Rabat who were admitted to the emergency room for acute gastroenteritis following the uptake of a meal a day before. Objective This study aimed to investigate the foodborne disease outbreak by confirming the outbreak, identifying the s...
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Background: Uncontrolled high blood pressure (UBP) can lead to various cardiovascular complications causing an estimated nine million deaths per year worldwide. In Meknes, epidemiologic data on UBP are scarce, depriving programs from evidence-based information that would allow a better management of hypertension. Hence, we aimed to assess UBP prev...
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Abstract : Background: The Ministry of Health of Morocco launched Front-Line Field Epidemiology Training Program. It is a four-month in-service training program that focuses on the detection of and response to diseases and events of public health concern. The first training course was conducted the first cohort between November 2018 and March 2019....
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Background: Influenza is a public health problem with a high risk of severe disease for pregnant women (PW). The objective of the study was to assess the acceptability of the seasonal influenza vaccine (SIV) and to identify its determinants through a study on knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among PW and health care professionals (HCP) in contac...
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Introduction: Chronic hepatitis C infection is a major public health problem. Given the lack of a surveillance system of viral hepatitis in Morocco, limited information is available on this issue. We aimed at providing descriptive epidemiology of HCV infection in Casablanca-Settat region (CSR) with a focus on HCV genotype distribution Methods: We p...
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Introduction: In Morocco, meningitis occurs in sporadic, endemic or epidemic status. In 2016, the national incidence of meningitis was 2.85/100,000 inhabitants, and the incidence of meningococcal meningitis was 1.8/100,000 inhabitants. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiological, clinical and biological profile of meningitis in...
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Abstract We conducted a descriptive and analytical study of 410 cases of acute poisoning collected in the province of Al Hoceima between January 2013 and December 2015. Its objectives were to describe the epidemiological and clinical profiles of patients, then to identify the factors associated with severe poisoning occurrence in that province. We...
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Background: Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is a serious problem in the fight against tuberculosis worldwide. WHO has been actively encouraging countries to establish continuous DR-TB surveillance systems based on routine drug susceptibility testing (DST). In Morocco, a DR-TB surveillance system was implemented to monitor and to control epidemi...
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Abstract Evaluation of the Meningitis Surveillance System in Meknes, Morocco Touria Essayagh; A Khattabi; S Essayagh; M Khouchoua Corresponding Author: Touria Essayagh Abstract Background: Meknes is a big city of Morocco with 860.972 population in 2016. It includes 47 health centers, 5 hospitals and 2 laboratories which one is implicate in meningit...
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Introduction Les anomalies de fermeture du tube neural (AFTN) sont des malformations congenitales graves souvent mortelles et representent 5 % de l’ensemble des malformations congenitales dans le monde. Elles designent un ensemble de malformations secondaires a un defaut de fermeture du tube neural survenant entre la 3eme et la 4eme semaine de la g...
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Introduction En 2014, l’epidemie de la maladie du virus Ebola (MVE) en Afrique de l’Ouest est apparue comme la plus importante et la plus complexe des eclosions de ce virus. L’importance de la preparation des pays pour faire face a l’importation potentielle de la MVE a ete longuement discutee lors de la 61eme reunion du Comite regional de l’Organis...
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Introduction Les troubles de la santé mentale constituent un lourd fardeau pour la santé publique à travers le monde et représentent la 2ème cause de morbi-mortalité dans les pays en développement. Au Maroc, les troubles psychiatriques sont responsables d’une charge de morbidité importante engendrant des coûts socioéconomiques lourds à assumer pour...
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Significant progress has been made in reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in the past 15 years, but additional improvements will require a comprehensive approach that targets all causes of maternal and newborn mortality.1 Further reduction of maternal and newborn deaths is a priority for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and for impl...
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Introduction: A Foodborne outbreaks remain a public health threat in Morocco that require compulsory reporting and epidemiological surveys to halt any risk of epidemics. We report a foodoutbreak that occurred in Meknes on the 10th of June 2017. We assessed its extent, determined its source and enforced preventive measures. Methods: We performed a r...
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In Morocco, breast cancer is the first most common cancer in women. It is diagnosed in most cases at an advanced stage. Delay in diagnosis and access to treatment for breast cancer increases morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to determine the consultation delay (patient delay), diagnosis delay and access to treatment delay (he...
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Pharmacovigilance centres (PVCs) in the World Health Organization (WHO) Programme for International Drug Monitoring have demonstrated their ability to detect preventable adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in their databases. In this field, there is no gold-standard method for detecting medication errors and evaluating ADR preventability. Therefore, we d...
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The study objectives were to estimate lead poisoning prevalence among children living next to an industrial area, to compare it to that in a control population, and to establish clinical and biological follow-up of the poisoned children. This is a descriptive cross-sectional study including 150 children (exposed and unexposed) performed between Jan...
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Introduction Les piqûres et envenimations scorpioniques constituent un problème de santé publique au Maroc avec une incidence annuelle de 85,5/100 000habitants et une létalité de 0,27 %. Le Centre antipoison et de pharmacovigilance du Maroc a mis en place un système de surveillance depuis 2001, qui n’a jamais été évalué. L’objectif de notre étude é...
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Introduction Le Maroc a adopté la stratégie de prise en charge intégrée de l’enfant en 1997. Elle adopte des protocoles thérapeutiques faisant appel à des médicaments essentiels (ME). La prescription de ces médicaments, particulièrement chez l’enfant, est peu étudiée. L’objectif de l’étude était de connaître les déterminants de la prescription des...
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Investigation de cas groupes de grippe a (H1N1) chez des marins pêcheurs à bord d'un bateau au port Dakhla (Maroc), 2013 [ Investigation of clustered case A (H1N1) in fishermen aboard a boat in the port of Dakhla (Morocco), 2013 ] ABSTRACT: Introduction On 8 February 2013, a cluster of influenza AH1N1 in a fishing boat docked at the port of Dakhla...
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Ce débat est le premier de la série « Débats de Santé Publique » initiée par l’Ecole Nationale de Santé Publique et l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (bureau Maroc). L’objectif est d’en faire une tribune de réflexion et d’échanges et une occasion de concertation approfondie entre des experts nationaux et internationaux, des décideurs et des parte...
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Pharmacovigilance in Africa and Contributing Factors of its Development R. Soulaymani Bencheikh1, M. Squalli1, R. Ouled Errkhis1, S. Skalli1,R. Benkirane1, A. Khattabi2 1 Centre Anti Poison et de Pharmacovigilance du Maroc 2 Ecole Nationale de Santé Publique INTRODUCTION: In1992, the first African country joined the Pharmacovigilance International...
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Objective: In Morocco, poisoning with carbon monoxide (CO) is still common, serious and often unrecognized. It is a public health problem. The present retrospective study aimed to describe the epidemiology, clinical features and outcome of all cases related to carbon monoxide poisoning occurring between January 2009 and June 2011 in the region of F...
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AIM OF THE STUDY: Peganum harmala L. is commonly used in traditional medicine in Morocco for its sedative and emmenagogue properties but expose to the risk of overdose and poisoning. The aim of our study was to analyze a series of 200 cases of poisoning collected in poison control and pharmacovigilance center of Morocco in order to describe the epi...
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Résumé Objectif Peganum harmala L. connu sous le nom de Harmel, Rue sauvage est l’une des plantes les plus utilisées en médecine traditionnelle pour ses vertus sédatives et comme emménagogue. Son emploi à des fins thérapeutiques expose au risque de surdosage et d’intoxication. L’objectif de notre étude était d’analyser une série de 200 cas d’intox...
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The objective of our consensus process was to develop a unique classification of the natural history of scorpion stings and their clinical signs and symptoms. The technique used was an adapted Delphi approach completed by a nominal group meeting. Researchers included in a study received a questionnaire in which we listed all terms used in published...
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To behave in front of a scorpion sting aims to standardize care in all national health facilities, reduce the lethality envenomation and streamline economic expenses inherent taken unnecessary drugs, and to transfer hospitalization of patients. This work involves the development of a computer application and experimentation that can prioritize the...
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Objective: The purpose of this paper is to describe the epidemiological profile of acute pesticide poisoning in children (APP) treated by the Moroccan Poison Control Center (CAPM) and to analyze death cases in order to determine factors predictive of severity. Method: the study is based on a retrospective study of all cases of APP collected by t...
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Pesticide poisoning in Moroccan children: epidemiological and prognostic aspects (1990-2008) Objective: The purpose of this paper is to describe the epidemiological profile of acute pesticide poisoning in children (APP) treated by the Moroccan Poison Control Center (CAPM) and to analyze death cases in order to determine factors predictive of severi...
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The objective of our consensus process was to develop a unique classification of the natural history of scorpion stings and their clinical signs and symptoms. The technique used was an adapted Delphi approach completed by a nominal group meeting. Researchers included in a study received a questionnaire in which we listed all terms used in published...
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This study assesses the ability of Pharmacovigilance Centres (PVCs) to detect medication errors (ME) and to proceed to building Patient Safety (PS) via their information networks and to underline the limits for this challenge. This was an exploratory study conducted in PVCs members of the World Health Organization International Drug Monitoring netw...
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Objective: To assess the reliability of the poisoning severity Score (PSS) through a prospective study in two Toxicology units (toxicological information unit and toxicovigilance unit) of the Moroccan Poison Control Centre (MPCC). Methods: Study of the reliability of PSS involved 200 observations (100 files received from the toxicological informati...
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Objective: Retrospective review of paracetamol poisoning received by the Moroccan poison control centre (MPCC). Methods: Paracetamol poisoning cases were extracted from drug poisoning cases received by telephone or by intoxication reporting form from hospitals sent to the MPCC. Demographic features, circumstances, management delay after intoxicatio...
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Objective: The present retrospective study aimed to describe the epidemiological, clinical features and outcome of all cases related to methylated spirit poisoning received by telephone or by intoxication reporting form from hospitals sent to the Moroccan Poison Control Centre (MPCC) between January 1992 and December 2007. Methods: The demographic...
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Objective: The present retrospective study aims to investigate the data of the Moroccan Poison Control Centre (MPCC) in order to describe acute intoxications by plants. Methods: Plant poisoning cases were received by telephone or by intoxication reporting forms from hospitals sent to the MPCC between 1989 and 2007. Demographic features, circumstanc...