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WHO airlifts medical supplies to treat wounded in Islamic Republic of Iran-Iraq earthquake

16 November 2017

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WHO has airlifted trauma kits and medical supplies to the Islamic Republic of Iran to support the treatment of thousands people injured as a result of the recent earthquake in the Islamic Republic of Iran-Iraq border region.

The supplies, enough to provide surgical care for up to 4000 trauma patients, were transported from WHO’s emergency logistical centre in Dubai to Kermanshah province in western Islamic Republic of Iran on 16 November at 10.30am local time. They were immediately delivered to hospitals and other health facilities receiving the injured.

“Additional trauma kits are available in WHO’s emergency logistical centre in Dubai and will be delivered as needed to health facilities reporting shortages. Special emphasis will also be given to identifying specific health needs as a result of current colder temperatures in affected areas,” said Dr Michel Thieren, WHO Regional Emergency Director. “While there is no direct link between earthquakes and disease outbreaks, close monitoring for cases of infectious diseases, especially waterborne diseases, is also required.”

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Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Mahmoud M. Fikri has passed away

18 October 2017

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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization announces with great sadness the death of Dr Mahmoud M Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The Organization extends its sincere condolences to Dr Fikri’s family and his colleagues and friends throughout WHO and the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

His Excellency Dr Hassan G. Hashemi, the Minister of Health and Medical Education of I.R.Iran has submitted his letter of condolences to the World Health Organization in this respect.

 

WHO organized a planning workshop for National Hepatitis Strategic Plan

26 Sep 2017

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WHO Country Office organized a planning workshop for National Hepatitis Strategic Plan in order to improve the planning skills of counterparts as well as advocating for stakeholders’ ownership of the plan and consolidating developed strategies and objectives. The workshop was a 2 day intensive activity facilitated by WHO experts (from Headquarters, Regional and country Office), the MOHME and a national consultant.
Recently a Situation Analysis report had been made available by a WHO consultant about the Hepatitis B & C in Iran. Thus team of directorate for Communicable Disease and Hepatitis program in the Ministry of Health and Medical Education [MOH&ME] , staff working in medical universities and Hepatitis B & C strategic stakeholders in Iran gathered to contribute to developing a National Strategic Plan and WHO provided technical support in the development of the plan.
The purpose of the workshop was to determine goals and objectives and develop main strategies for National Strategic Plan for Hepatitis B&C and to improve the planning skills of public health professionals who are associated with the MOH&ME and medical universities in Iran.
Dr Mohammad Mehdi Gouya, Director of Center for Communicable Diseases Control inaugurated the workshop and expressed his support for this initiative. He also presented up to date information on the epidemiology of Hepatitis B & C in Iran for the participants.
Dr Handa Harmanci, Medical Officer, Global Hepatitis Programme at WHO/HQ and Dr Hamida Khattabi, Medical Officer HIV & Hepatitis at WHO/EMRO presented global and regional strategic framework for viral Hepatitis and assisted the national team of experts in aligning the National Plan with “Global Strategies” and “Framework for Regional Action for Hepatitis”.
Moreover a road map for next steps has been agreed upon by the core planning group to expedite accomplishment of national strategic plan for viral hepatitis (B&C) enclosed with costed plan of action and M&E framework.
 

 

WHO supports the consultative meeting on strengthening HIV surveillance system

01 August 2017


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Numerous participants from various sectors have attended the consultative meeting on strengthening the HIV surveillance system by incorporating new methodologies for mapping and estimating the size of key populations. The meeting was conducted by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education's Center for Communicable Diseases Control as well as the department of Mental Health and Addiction.

The WHO Country Office in Iran has supported the meeting through inviting two distinguished scholars from University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), namely Prof. William Mc Farlan and Dr. Paul Wesson to explore possibilities for incorporating new methods into the surveillance system of the country. Participants from different sectors shared their experiences of using different methods, their concerns and challenges for conducting new research studies. The consultants from UCSF facilitated the discussions about data gaps, information needs, methodological options and in developing a framework of action over 5 phases for the next steps. A team of experts from MoHME, Kerman Collaborating Center and Knowledge Hub for HIV/STI Surveillance will continue the discussions together with WHO Regional HIV Advisor, Dr Gabrielle Riedner and the consultants to further refine and develop the protocols and an action plan in coming days.

 
 

 

WHO Regional Director visits a health house in Tehran's downtown

04 July 2017


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Dr Mahmoud Fikri the WHO's Regional Director for Eastern Mediterranean Region has visited Iran from 3-5 July in order to participate in "Consultative Meeting on addressing the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance". During his short travel to Tehran, he visited Sharif Municipality Health House and Shahid Kazemian Urban Health Center, both in west of Tehran. Dr Fikri also met H. E. Dr Hashemi the Minister of Health and Medical Education, and Dr Sayyari the MOHME's Deputy Minister for Public Health.

 
 
 
 

Consultative meeting on addressing the challenge of Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)

03 July 2017


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The Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) in the Islamic Republic of Iran organized a two day meeting on 3-4 July 2017, with technical support of World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight the challenges associated with AMR, advocate for the multi-sectoral approaches for tackling these, present the national AMR action plan developed by Iran, and invite neighbouring countries to share experiences and lessons.

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WHO acknowledges I.R.Iran as a fast-track country on beating Non-Communicable Diseases

04 July 2017


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IraPEN has been successfully piloted in Iran’s four main districts and its nationwide scale-up has begun in at least one district per province. IraPEN is part of the national health transformation plan, launched in 2014 by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, to provide universal health coverage, including access to NCD prevention and care, and mental health services.

Across Iran, and thanks to the health transformation plan, the 11 key essential medicines for treating NCDs are available in the public health system. Their import prices have also fallen (a relative reduction of 26.5%). Almost all Iranians (over 96%) are covered by health insurance, including 10 million people from marginalized areas.
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National action plan for NCDs prevention and control in Iran

 
 

 

World No Tobacco Day 2017

17 May 2017

Every year on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. more info...
High resolution poster of the World No Tobacco Day 2017 is available here: Click here 
 
 

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected as WHO Director General

24 May 2017

The Member States of WHO have elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. He will succeed Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since 1 January 2007. read more...
 
 
 

Workshop on Technical Report Writing for Policy Makers

21 May 2017

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, WHO Country Office has conducted a two-day workshop on 21 and 22 May 2017 at the premises of Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) in order to share updates and latest information on most efficient methods and strengthening skills on the subject of technical report writing, addressing the national counterparts.
 
 
 

WHO participates in 2017 Tehran International Book Fair

3 May 2017


As practiced in previous years and in coordination with other UN agencies, WHO country office participates in Tehran International Book Fair which is held from 3 to 13 May 2017, at the Shahr-e-Aftab exhibition center. more info...

Pictures of the exhibition

 
 
 

"Save lives, Clean your hands" is the theme of 2017 World Hand Hygiene Day

3 May 2017

See the poster of the World Hand Hygiene Day 2017 in English language
 
 

 

EMT mission conducted in Iran to scale up operational readiness of the country’s health sector

2 May 2017
WHO team comprising of experts from Country Office, Region Office and HQ, conducted a mission in Iran from April 22-27, 2017 to assess and assist the country’s Emergency Medical Team (EMT) system with the purpose of strengthening the response capacity across all-hazard emergencies. The mission brought together different stakeholders to discuss the most updated global practices and mechanisms. (read more...)

 

 
 

 

WHO participates in ceremonies of international photo exhibition on mental health

26 April 2017

WHO Representative in I.R.Iran addresses mental health updates

Dr Sameen Siddiqi, the WHO Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran has addressed mental health updates during the celebration ceremonies of the 4th International Exhibition of Photography on Mental Health, held in Zanjan on 25th April 2017.

 

 

World Health Day - 2017
7 April 2017

Message of WHO Regional Director, Dr Mahmoud Fikri on the occasion of World Health Day 2017:

"Depression is a debilitating illness in which people feel overwhelming sadness, lose interest in activities they enjoy and find it difficult to carry out daily tasks. Currently more than 300 million people around the world have depression. It can affect anyone, but populations experiencing humanitarian crises, conflicts and displacement are especially vulnerable. Although effective treatment is available, stigma may prevent people from seeking it...." (read more)
 

 

 

World Hearing Day - 2017
3 March 2017

"Action for hearing loss" is the theme of World Hearing Day for this year. For more information click here.

 

 

 

Strategic Purchasing workshop
29 February 2017

The workshop on Strategic Purchasing was conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) in February 2017 at Tehran, I.R.Iran

 

 
 

 

 

Developing Skill on Health Planning
11 November 2016

The international workshop on Developing Skill on Health Planning was conducted by Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) on November 7th to 10th, 2016 In Tehran, I.R.Iran

 

 
 

 

 

Global Health Diplomacy, I.R.Iran
28 August 2016

Global Health Diplomacy course was conducted by Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) on August 14th to 16th, 2016 In Tehran, I.R.Iran

 

(more information on WHO global health diplomacy).
 

 

 

Consultation on Capacity Building for Public Sector Hospital Managers

7 June 2016

The consultation meeting was conducted on "Capacity Building for Public Sector Hospital Managers" by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) on dates 5th & 6th June 2016 In Tehran, I.R.Iran

 

 
 

 

 

World Malaria Day 2016
4 May 2016

The message of Dr Sameen Siddiqi, the WHO Representative in I.R.Iran on the occasion of World Malaria Day 2016, which was celebrated by the Ministry of Health of Iran, on 25 April in Hamedan  (click here).

 

 WHO's other publications on Malaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHO participates to the 2016 Tehran International Book Fair

2 May 2016

The Country office of the World Health Organization participates among the other UN agencies to Tehran International Book Fair, held from 4 to 14 May 2016 at Shahr-e-Aftab exhibition complex (read more...)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUMS celebrates 50th anniversary of the School of Public Health

16 March 2016

Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) will conduct the 1st International Conference on Health Sustainable Development on 24&25 April 2016 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the School of Public Health. More information is available through the following link: (www.hsdc.ir)

 

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WHO's fact sheet on Zika virus

7 February 2016

the fact sheet of WHO about Zika virus is available through the following URL:
 
 

 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/zika/en

 

WHO's application on Zika virus are available here:

 

 

www.who.int/risk-communication/zika-virus/app/en

 

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