The Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal is the official publication of the Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group (HMG). It is an international peer-reviewed journal which aims to support multidisciplinary medical research in the Middle East and globally. The journal publishes original research articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, and cultural and social comparisons and evaluations of medical practices in different social and geographical settings. It also aims to be an essential resource for anyone involved in medical practice, including clinicians, researchers, educators, managers, policy makers and students, by publishing high-quality papers which describe important contributions to the broad field of medicine. In addition to this, the journal aims to promote the international exchange of ideas and experiences that draw from different medical disciplines. Topics covered by the journal include all areas of medicine, nursing and health professions as well as evaluations of health care practice in different health sectors and geographical regions.