World Health Organization (WHO)

Development and implementation of national antimicrobial resistance action plan

The Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in collaboration with stockholders from other ministries (such as Ministry of Agriculture-Jahad) and the Food and Drug Administration, has developed a national antimicrobial resistance action plan. It is aligned with the Global Action Plan and follows an incremental approach according to country-specific needs, reflecting the AMR development and making best use of available resources using a multisectoral approach, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

Ceremony of Prevention of Tobacco Dependence project (PAD) was held in Varamin

With participation of Dr. Yousefi the Governor of Varamin district, Dr. Mahmoudi Friday Prayer Imam, Professor Masjedi Secretary General of Iranian Anti-Tobacco Association, Mr. Valizadeh, Head of the National Tobacco Control Secretariat, local authorities, teachers, students and their families, a ceremony was held to celebrate the second anniversary of launching the PAD project. The Prevention of Tobacco Dependence project “PAD1” is designed by the Iranian Anti-Tobacco Association (IATA) and is implemented jointly in collaboration with ministry of education in Iran, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

WHO supports the consultative meeting on strengthening HIV surveillance System

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, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

Islamic Republic of Iran on a fast-track to beating noncommunicable diseases

Since the 1960s, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s urban population has tripled and life expediencies have risen. This, however, has increased people’s exposure to tobacco, unhealthy diets, and physical inactivity among the main risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily cardiovascular and lung diseases, cancer and diabetes, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »