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World Health Day 2018

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World_Health_DayThe theme of this year’s World Health Day was ‘Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere’ under the slogan ‘Health for All’. WHO is founded on the principle that it is the right of everyone to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health.

This year marked WHO’s 70th anniversary, and the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration on Health for All, which identified primary health care as the key to attaining the goal of Health for All.

Health for All is the impetus behind the current Organization-wide drive to support countries in moving towards universal health coverage.

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Key health-related statistics

Total population in thousands

79 926

Total health expenditure (as % of general government expenditure)


Maternal mortality per 100 000 live


Primary health care units and centres


Life expectancy


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