Islamic Republic of Iran

Islamic Republic of Iran hosts first WHO training of trainers programme on emergency unit management in Region

The participants of the training course21 November 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education has begun a four-day (21–24 November) training of trainers programme on emergency unit management. Taking place at the Health Managers Development Institute (HMDI), Kish Island, its aim is to build the capacity of the relevant institutes and individuals in the country. It is the first programme of its kind in the Region.

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WHO ready to assist Islamic Republic of Iran to improve road safety

Ambulance staff at a road traffic crash21 November 2018 – At the Fourth National Traffic and Safety Conference, Dr Christoph Hamelmann, WHO Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran, expressed the readiness of WHO to expand support for the reduction of road traffic fatalities and injuries 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

75.5

Source: Country statistical profiles (2017)

Islamic Republic of Iran country health profile

Regional Health Observatory