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Islamic Republic of Iran’s commitment to achieving UHC by 2030

csm_Iran_signing_2bd040102eFrom left to right: WHO Director of Governance and Health Financing Dr Soucat, Assistant to WHO Director-General Dr Yamamoto, and H.E. Minister of Health and Medical Education of Islamic Republic of Iran Dr Hashemi.26 June 2018 – The International Health Partnership for UHC2030 is the global movement to strengthen health systems to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). During WHO's 71st World Health Assembly in May 2018, held in Geneva, Islamic Republic of Iran joined this initiative officially as a member. The signatories of the partnership were H.E. the Minister of Health and Medical Education Dr Seyed Hassan Hashemi, Dr Naoko Yamamoto WHO Assistant Director-General, UHC and Health Systems, and Dr Timothy Evans, Senior Director, Health, Nutrition, and Population-Global Practice of World Bank. 

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Professor Masjedi receives WHO's 2018 World No Tobacco Day award

WHO Representative Dr Hamelmann presents the award and certificate to Professor MasjediWHO Representative Dr Hamelmann presents the award and certificate to Professor Masjedi11 June 2018 – WHO selected Professor Mohammad Reza Masjedi Secretary-General of the Iranian Anti-Tobacco Association and Tobacco Control Research as a winner of World No Tobacco Day 2018 awards initiated by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. The award was handed over by Dr Christoph Hamelmann, WHO Representative of Islamic Republic of Iran, in recognition of outstanding contributions and commitment to tobacco control in the country.

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    Professor Masjedi receives WHO's 2018 World No Tobacco Day award

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

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