Islamic Republic of Iran

Development and implementation of national antimicrobial resistance action plan

WHO has provided support to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education in the implementation of a national action plan, in line with the aims of the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance - (from left to right: Dr Christoph Hamelmann, WHO Representativein Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Mohammad Mehdi Gouyae, Director of Center for Communicable Diseases of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Ms Laleh Najafizadeh the Technical Officer of WHO Country Office in Islamic Republic of Iran)WHO has provided support to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education in the implementation of a national action plan, in line with the aims of the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance - (from left to right: Dr Christoph Hamelmann, WHO Representativein Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Mohammad Mehdi Gouyae, Director of Center for Communicable Diseases of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Ms Laleh Najafizadeh the Technical Officer of WHO Country Office in Islamic Republic of Iran)17 September 2018 – 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. 

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Elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Islamic Republic of Iran

Trachoma_Elimination_pictureMinooshahr, Khuzestan province, Islamic Republic of Iran; ophthalmologic exam and surveillance visit in December 2017

17 September 2018 – Recently, the Islamic Republic of Iran prepared a dossier on the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem which provided information on the current epidemiological situation of trachoma in the country and the systems for identifying and managing patients with Chlamydia trachomatis.

Trachoma is the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness and one of 20 neglected tropical diseases that affect over one billion of the world’s poorest people.

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Events

Prevention of tobacco dependence project (PAD) ceremony held in Varamin, 28 May 2018

3 June 2018 – With the participation of Dr Yousefi, the Governor of Varamin district, Dr Mahmoudi, Imam of Friday Prayers, Professor Masjedi Secretary-General of the Iranian Anti-Tobacco Association, Mr Valizadeh,...

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In focus

27 May 2018 – This year’s World No Tobacco Day 2018 campaign focuses on tobacco and heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disease in most countries...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population in thousands

79 926

Total health expenditure (as % of general government expenditure)

17.5

Maternal mortality per 100 000 live
births

25

Primary health care units and centres

2.8

Life expectancy

75.5

Source: Country statistical profiles (2017)

Islamic Republic of Iran country health profile

Regional Health Observatory