Islamic Republic of Iran

Improving the management of Iranian public hospitals

Participants during a training sessionParticipants at a training session. Photo by Ayoub Ghaderi, Health Managers Development Institute13 December 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education has conducted a nine-day (8–17 December 2018) training of trainers course on Kish Island to improve public hospital performance within the context of the national health transformation programme towards achieving universal health coverage in the country.

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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

75.7

Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

Islamic Republic of Iran country health profile

Regional Health Observatory