Islamic Republic of Iran


Islamic Republic of Iran marks World Malaria Day 2018

Dr Hamelmann addresses the meeting on the occasion of World Malaria DayDr Hamelmann addresses the meeting on the occasion of World Malaria Day21 May 2018 – Ceremonies were held at Imam-Jawad Hall on 1 May 2018, under the global theme of “Ready to beat malaria” with participation of authorities from the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, including Dr Raeisi, Deputy Minister for Public Health; Dr Haghdoost, Deputy Minister for Strategic Planning and Coordination; Dr Gouya, Director of Ministry of Health and Medical Education’s Center for Communicable Diseases Control; distinguished guests from academia, representatives of United Nations agencies, members of the parliament and health volunteers from affected communities.

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WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean mourns the death of Dr Mahmoud Fikri

In_memory_of_Dr_Fikri23 October 2017 – Dr Mahmoud Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, tragically died on 17 October 2017. Over the almost 9 months that Dr Fikri served as Regional Director, his commitment and dedication to furthering the mission of WHO, coupled with his devotion to his staff, made him not only a colleague to all who remember him, but also a close friend. He will be remembered for his determination to position WHO as a leading and respected health partner, his modesty, sense of humour, kindheartedness, and compassion.

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In memory of Dr Fikri

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Events

World Health Day 2012 was celebrated in the Islamic Republic of Iran in a week-long celebration from 6 April to 12 April, under the theme of “good health adds life...

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In focus

Joining hands with the world community, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education celebrated the WAD 2012 under the theme of reaching zero HIV cases by 2015. The ceremony was...

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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