Islamic Republic of Iran


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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Situation report on earthquake in Ilam

On 18 August 2014 at 7:02 (am) local time, an earthquake was reported in Ilam province, in the western Islamic Republic of Iran. The quake struck 36 kilometres (22 miles) southeast of the city of Abdanan, near to the town of Mour-Mouri.

The US Geological Survey reported the magnitude of the quake at 6.3 and said its epicentre was at a depth of 10 kilometres (6.2 miles).

18 villages are exposed to damage with a total population of about 4500. 

The Ministry of Health and Medical Education reported about 50 injured people had been rescued in Abdanan, three of them hospitalized and no deaths reported.

The night before (17 August), reference to announced warning by the governorate and due to experienced minor tremors struck, people mostly spent the night outside their homes.

Investigations to find and rescue all casualties and to map the damage happened are in process.

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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

78 773

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

74.0

Source: Country statistical profiles (2016)

Islamic Republic of Iran country health profile

Regional Health Observatory