Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center (1)
Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center
Introducing the Center
“NCDRC” or Non-communicable Diseases Research Center of Iran, was established in 2012 to collect and generate evidences needed for effective and fair policy making in the health sector at a national and international level. The center is chaired by Farshad Farzadfar (MD, D.Sc, Harvard graduate), and is affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences. It also works in collaboration with other universities, educational and research centers, and international organizations.
Goals and Mission
Rapid and uninterrupted changes in populations and diseases distribution have caused new challenges for health systems and also for national and international research centers in the world. Health systems must make attempts to improve the mean level of health among communities. In addition, they have to focus on equitable access to services, delivery of high quality health services, and acceptable technical efficiency. In addition, the use of effective and low cost interventions increases people’s chance to benefit from high quality health services in a fair manner.
In total, the influential factors on non-communicable diseases, are presented in the following framework:
In view of the above mentioned facts, NCDRC was founded to pursue the following objectives:
- Health Assessment
- Evaluation of health system performance
- Maximizing the impact of interventions in populations residing in the country and region