Iran’s Health Ministry is committed to building 131 cancer diagnostic centres in 13 cities across the country, the ministry’s spokesman said.
A ceremony on World No Tobacco Day began on Monday May 31 at Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education.
Social emergency centres have been established across 190 cities, said Habibollah Masoudi-Farid, the deputy head of the State Welfare Organization (SWO).
A group of 40 Iranian physicians, nurses, and social activists living and studying abroad has recently launched an educational website (under a project named Ctrl+S) which provides information to Iranians in preventing and controlling sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and infections.
Austrian students will come to Iran in the next few weeks to learn about traditional medical practices at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, an official at the Traditional Medicine Faculty of the Ministry of Health said on Sunday May 29.
Navid Nejatbakhsh, the chair of an Iranian knowledge-based company, announced that an Iranian radiotherapy or linear accelerator (LINAC) machine to treat malignant tumours is going to be released within three months.
Iran's per capita consumption of pharmaceuticals is among the highest (20th) in the world and it is the second largest consumer of medical products in Asia, according to official data.
Ali Taheri, the head of electronics and software department at Arya Teb Firouz Medical Equipment Company, announced that Iran has joined the eight countries in the world that can mass-produce hemodialysis machines.
Measures have been taken to implement the National Document for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) that was introduced in October 2015, said Rasoul Dinarvand, head of Iran’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Hassan Eini-Zinab, a university professor specializing in demographics at the University of Shahid Beheshti, noted that Iranian men had an average life expectancy of 42 in 1950, but it gradually increased, reaching 73 by 2011.