Islamic Republic of Iran

WHO Representative highlights WHO's commitment to serve the vulnerable

Dr._Christoph_Hamelman__Representative_of_World_Health_Organization_WHO_in_Iran_-_RightChristoph Hamelmann, WHO Representative for the Islamic Republic of Iran (right), addresses International Congress on Health for Peace in Shiraz. Photo: WHO/Islamic Republic of Iran

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The role of medical universities in Islamic Republic of Iran’s health system: translating evidence into action

KERMANRead the brochure25 October 2018 – The term “University” strikes one as a purely degree-based academic institute for higher education and research. In the Islamic Republic of Iran, medical universities have a unique role as laboratory, engine and responsible driver of an integrated system for health services and medical education, combining service and systems innovations with production of the next generation health workforces and with the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public sector health service delivery, including its management and governance functions.

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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