Islamic Republic of Iran

Japan supports WHO response to floods in Islamic Republic of Iran

Dr. Christoph Hamelmann WHO Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Left) and H. E. Mr. Mitsugu SAITO Ambassador of Japan to Iran (Right) Dr Christoph Hamelmann, WHO Representative to Islamic Republic of Iran and H.E. Mr Mitsugu SAITO, Ambassador of Japan to Islamic Republic of IranTehran, 3 July 2019 – Support from the Government of Japan will allow the World Health Organization (WHO) to intensify its ongoing activities in Islamic Republic of Iran for more than 160 000 of the most vulnerable people affected by devastating floods in March and April 2019.

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Islamic Republic of Iran and Oman improve collaboration over the WHO Healthy Cities Programme

Tehran, 23 June 2019 – A high-level delegation from Oman visited Islamic Republic of Iran to discuss achievements in the Healthy City Programme and Islamic Republic of Iran's implementation of a Health in All Policies approach to improve community health through strengthened intersectoral collaboration. The two countries shared experiences in how to better engage the community and establish multisectoral mechanisms and they identified potential areas for further collaboration on health-related issues, including expanding the Healthy City Programme in the Region.

Dr Christoph Hamelmann, WHO Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran, underscored the importance of collaboration on the WHO Healthy Cities Programme and said that the mission was a very strong signal for improved cross-country collaboration and friendship in the Region. He commended the strong vision, commitment and leadership of Oman and said that sharing experiences could only serve to inspire improved synergy through networks, such as the Healthy Cities Programme, which would make their joint efforts more impactful.

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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